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Rehabilitation of a patient with a severely resorbed maxilla using zygomatic dental implants and a novel prosthetic design for a full-arch zirconia rehabilitation

Drs. Daniel F. Galindo and Caesar C. Butura and Michelle Boomer, CDT, treat a patient who had not visited a dentist in more than a decade Introduction Historically, reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla has required multiple grafting procedures to restore lost soft and hard tissues.1,2 The most common approach involves iliac crest harvesting, but …

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High-frequency vibration to enhance socket preservation in anticipation of implant placement — case reports: part 2

Drs. David W. Engen, Gregori M. Kurtzman, and Tarek El-Bialy illustrate five patient cases Introduction Part 1 of this series discussed considerations for ridge and socket preservation in preparation for implant placement. The treatments used for these patients involve a novel approach applying high-frequency vibration (HFV) to stimulate bone growth. Orthopedically and dentally, the literature …

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Rehabilitation of a severely dental-phobic patient with a maxillary removable prosthesis and a mandibular fixed-detachable hybrid prosthesis

Drs. S.K. El-Ebrashi and J.M. Burstein, and Mr. E. Mazone illustrate a collaborative effort while treating a patient with high dental anxiety Introduction This clinical report demonstrates the management of a patient with dental anxiety and dental phobia due to a traumatic experience at the dentist as a child, in which a single-surgery approach was …

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High-frequency vibration (HFV) to enhance socket preservation in anticipation of implant placement: case reports — part 1

Drs. David W. Engen, Gregori M. Kurtzman, and Tarek El-Bialy discuss the rationale for using HFV Introduction In implant dentistry, having adequate bone is imperative to the success of treatment. Patients lose teeth for a variety of reasons, including trauma, nonrestorable decay, endodontic involvement, and periodontal disease.  When the decision is made that a tooth …

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Considerations for guided immediate implant placement

Dr. Steven Vorholt illustrates guided immediate implant surgery on teeth Nos. 19 and 18 Both immediate implant placement and fully guided implant placement are becoming more popular options for surgical approaches. Combining the two is a win-win and allows a shortened treatment timeline while still maintaining complete control for the best restoratively driven placement.  Dentists …

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Preserving and perfecting the gingival emergence profile

Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry as much as any other technology in the last century. Since the discovery of osseointegration and the development of the modern-day dental implant, millions of lives have been enhanced with the ability to chew food and to function in a way that was not previously available. Significant research and development have been undertaken to allow bone to integrate more quickly and effectively with the dental implant.

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Long-term case studies using a Laser-Lok® implant

Editor’s intro: Dr. Cary A. Shapoff illustrates several cases using Laser-Lok microchannel technology to preserve crestal bone and soft tissue esthetics.  Dr. Cary A. Shapoff shares patient cases involving a surface treatment shown to attract a true, physical connective tissue attachment Abstract Numerous published animal and human dental implant studies report crestal bone loss from the time …

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Orascoptic™ Scores Highest in Resolution and Light Transmission in Third-Party Lab Study When Compared to Top Competitors

Orascoptic™ Scores Highest in Resolution and Light Transmission in Third-Party Lab Study When Compared to Top Competitors April 10, 2019 Madison, WI – Orascoptic, the leader in superior magnification and illumination solutions for dental and medical professionals, offers customers the best clarity 2.5 power optics among top loupe manufacturers. In a recent third-party study which …

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