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 …Read CE Article
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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 …Read CE Article
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 …Read CE Article
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, …Read CE Article
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 …Read CE Article
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
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