Dr. Jean-Baptiste Verdino, Jean-Michel Moal, and Gilles Giordanengo discuss the protocols for a new “tissue level” implant system to establish how it improves prosthetic rehabilitation Introduction Treating complete maxillary edentulism with a screw-retained implant-borne prosthesis followed by immediate functional loading has become a standard treatment (Esposito, et al., 2013). The number and position of the …Read CE Article
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Dental implant success is evident now-adays with the predictable functional and esthetic results obtained (Karaca and Aksakal, 2013). Simplified techniques and approaches are preferred for the convenience of both the patients and operators (Eriksson, et al., 1982). Current research is focusing on decreasing the number of instruments used, shortening of the operation time, and performing …Read CE Article
This article is the second in a series that aims to provide clinicians with an overview of the scientific literature relating to the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). It will suggest clinical guidelines for selecting an appropriate radiographic imaging modality, indications for using CBCT, and how to read and analyze CBCT data volume. …Read CE Article
Drs. Ashok Sethi, Thomas Kaus, and Naresh Sharma examine risk factors and management of this increasingly prevalent condition A rapid increase in the incidence of peri-implantitis has been reported. Prevalences up to 56% at patient level have been reported for periodontitis susceptible patients (Donos, et al., 2012; Heitz-Mayfield, et al., 2014; Monje, et al., 2016). …Read CE Article
Dr. Dipesh Parmar details a case where the patient’s need to avoid a denture shaped the progression of treatment In pursuit of esthetic and functional perfection, clinicians often fail to see beyond these goals and fully appreciate the psychological impact that the removal of teeth has on our patients. The following case demonstrates how dental …Read CE Article
Dr. Rory McEnhill demonstrates the difficult process of providing an implant restoration that can offer outstanding esthetics for the long term Background This patient presented with a missing UR2. He was a young man and had already worn a flipper denture and an adhesive bridge. Neither of these treatment options had brought him any satisfaction. …Read CE Article
Drs. Muhammed H. Abram and André van Zyl describe a case whereby one patient required complex tissue regeneration following a grinding disc injury. Injuries to the maxillofacial region resulting from the use of angle grinders are often disfiguring. They can negatively influence phonetics and masticatory function as well as self-esteem. This article presents a case …Read CE Article