Dr. Arun K. Garg discusses an alternative treatment for edentulous patients The introduction of digital imaging and planning tools in dentistry has dramatically changed the traditional workflow and expanded the range of treatment options available for patients with total or near-total edentulism. Studies have shown that wearing removable dentures can reduce patients’ quality of life, …Read Article
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Dr. Arun K. Garg restores a severely resorbed alveolar buccal plate via guided-bone regeneration (GBR) Allogeneic bone is favored by many implant surgeons for its convenience and unlimited availability, obviating the need for a second surgical procedure to harvest bone. Bone allografts are obtained from human cadavers through tissue banks that screen, process, and store …Read Article
Dr. Ara Nazarian discusses his technique for questionable and/or non-restorable teeth requiring full mouth extractions When a patient presents to your dental practice with questionable and/or non-restorable teeth requiring full mouth extractions, the biggest concern is whether or not implants can be placed at the same surgical visit, and if so, will the patient be …Read Article
Editor’s intro: 3-D printed dentures represent a new vision for dentistry. While still in its infancy, 3-D printing offers potential to raise the bar on accuracy and esthetics — read more about the learning curve and possibilities for this technology. Joseph Lee, CTO at Friendship Dental Labs, shares his vision of 3D printing for the denture …Read Article
Dr. Eddie Scher and Sarah Payne address some of the common warnings that a good treatment plan should include Every treatment letter that goes out must have warnings that are specific to each particular patient and treatment option. The template used by the authors in practice has grown in size, as more commonly used paragraphs …Read Article