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Using CBCT-guided technology to facilitate indirect (crestal) sinus lift with immediate dental implant placement

Dr. Jay Reznick introduces a novel, predictable, time-efficient, minimally invasive technique Introduction Ridge resorption begins immediately after a tooth is removed. In the posterior maxillary arch, this bone loss is compounded by pneumatization of the maxillary sinus into the edentulous space. Even when ridge preservation is performed, the residual alveolar ridge may be deficient for …

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Oral hygiene and dental implant maintenance: part 2

Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman, along with Debbie Zafiropoulos, discusses in-office and at-home dental implant care Implant maintenance requires both professional services (routine recall appointments) as well as good home care by the patient to minimize issues related to biofilm accumulation and the resulting peri-mucositis that can result. Cleaning of implants and their prosthetics need different …

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A simple technique for creating a screw-retained immediate restoration after immediate implant placement

Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses an implant technique that achieves relievable and predictable results When teeth come to the end of their functional life, clinicians are asked to make decisions based upon the situation they present. The use of an immediate dental implant in many cases is the best treatment for true tooth replacement. To …

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Oral hygiene and dental implant maintenance: part 1

Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman, along with Debbie Zafiropoulos, discusses appropriate professional care and effective patient oral hygiene for maintenance of implants Introduction Implant usage has become a common treatment modality in dentistry as a predictable long-term replacement of single teeth or full arches demonstrating restoration success.1-3 As the number of patients selecting dental implants as …

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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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