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Natural teeth or implants? Informing the decision-making process

Drs. George Pelekos and Nikos Mardas offer some considerations for all implant dentists to address when making their treatment choices Teeth constitute an important part of the human body that are responsible for many different functions like mastication and phonetics, while also important for maintaining acceptable facial cosmetics. Tooth loss is thus a devastating life …

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Multiple idiopathic external cervical root resorption: a case report

Dr. Usman Hameed takes a look at the unpredictable nature of some root resorption cases and argues the importance of flexibility in treatment planning Take the CE quiz for this article by clicking here Root resorption is the loss of dental hard tissues through osteoclastic cell action. In the primary dentition, this can be desirable, …

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Processing extracted teeth for immediate grafting of autogenous dentin

Drs. Itzhak Binderman, Gideon Hallel, Casap Nardy, Avinoam Yaffe, and Lari Sapoznikov investigate an alternative use for extracted teeth Tooth extraction is one of the most widely performed procedures in dentistry, and it has been historically well documented that it can induce significant dimensional changes of the alveolar ridge. In their review, Horowitz, et al. …

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Changing paradigms in implant dentistry : flapless implant dentistry

Changing paradigms in implant dentistry: flapless implant dentistry Drs. Tony Aherne, Annika Meyer, and Stuart Aherne examine the efficacy — and difficulty — of adopting a flapless approach to implant placement Implant placement using conventional sur-gical techniques (in a two-stage approach) is, in most cases, a rather invasive procedure. It involves the raising of a mucoperiosteal …

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Treating soft tissue deformities around osseointegrated dental implants

Dr. Maria Retzepi presents a selection of recent studies and published research Efficacy of soft tissue augmentation around dental implants and in partially edentulous areas: a systematic review. Thoma DS, Buranawat B, Hämmerle CH, Held U, Jung RE (2014). Journal of Clinical Periodontology 41(suppl) 15: S77–S91 The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate …

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Single implant-borne reconstruction in the esthetic area

Dr. Daniel S. Thoma outlines the treatment undertaken for a patient with fractured central incisors using ridge preservation A 52-year woman presented with pain in her two central incisors. The patient had fractured both central incisors in her youth. They were subsequently restored with two porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (Figure 1). At the day of the first …

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Cement- versus screw-retained prosthetics: a comparison

Drs. Brenda Baker and David Reaney look at the pros and cons of the two key retention methods at the heart of restoring implants Both cement- and screw-retained pros-theses have been validated in clinical studies, and each type of restoration has particular advantages and disadvantages. Historically, screw-retained prostheses were widely used, as restorations could be …

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Spread — don’t split

Dr. Sam Mohamed uncovers the processes behind an alternative method for increasing horizontal width in cases of alveolar bone resorption The surgical placement of dental implants is governed primarily by the nature and design of the final restoration and, secondarily, by the morphology and quality of the alveolar bone. Resorption of the alveolar bone may …

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