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 …Read CE Article
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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 …Read CE Article
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 …Read CE Article
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 …Read CE Article
Dr. Tara Renton discusses nerve injury Prevention is better than cure in all instances of iatrogenic nerve damage — but when it happens, it is crucial that clinicians take the appropriate steps to manage the condition. Management of local anesthetic (LA)-related injuries is essentially by counseling and medication for pain, if it is present. The …Read CE Article
Dr. Adam Patel details the huge potential of piezosurgery for improving the predictability and ease of dental implant treatment Piezosurgery was first introduced in 1988. Its development was encouraged by the need for high levels of precision and safety in bone surgery compared with that achieved by standard bur and saw instruments (Landes, et al., …Read CE Article
Drs. Andrew Shelley and Richard Oliver examine how to prepare for the risk of hemorrhage when placing implants in the lower jaw While tooth loss in industrialized countries is in decline, the population is rising at the same time — and with it, the proportion of people over the age of 65. This means that …Read CE Article