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Essential guidelines for using CBCT in implant dentistry — radiation dose, risks, and ethical considerations: part 4

Dr. Johan Hartshorne assesses the clinician liability and patient risk from radiation when using CBCT imaging by looking at the potential pitfalls and limitations Introduction The role of 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging as a new diagnostic tool in modern-day dentistry cannot be overemphasized and has increasingly been referred to as the new …

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Esthetic and periodontal benefits of zirconia implants

Drs. Paresh Patel, Apolinar Madrigal, and Gregori M. Kurtzman discuss challenges with implants in the esthetic zone Introduction Esthetics can be challenging under normal circumstances around natural teeth. When teeth are to be replaced with implants, especially in the esthetic zone, gingival tissue can complicate the desired results. Patients with thin and/or translucent gingival tissue, …

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Essential guidelines for using CBCT in implant dentistry — clinical considerations: part 3

Introduction This article is the third 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 …

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Treating maxillary edentulism using a screw-retained prosthesis

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 …

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Implant placement using a newly designed single drill versus conventional sequential drills

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 …

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Essential guidelines for using CBCT in implant dentistry: clinical considerations, part 2

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. …

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Essentials for using CBCT in implant dentistry: technical considerations

Dr. Johan Hartshorne highlights technical aspects practitioners need to consider before adding a cone beam computed tomography unit to their practice The development of inexpensive X-ray tubes, high-quality detector systems, and powerful personal computers has paved the way for commercially available and affordable 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging systems for dental practices. This …

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