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November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Risk Management Issues in Implant Dentistry

by Matthew Wilton

Implant dentistry can be profitable and challenging work for dentists. However, this area of dentistry is not without legal risks. Dental regulators across Canada look closely at implant complaints, because they may be concerned that some dentists chose implant dentistry

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Prognosis of Implants in Previously Failed Surgical Sites

by Neena L. D’Souza, BDS; MDS; Dip. (Prostho); MSc; FRCDC; Vinay M. Bhide, BSc; DDS; MSc. (Perio); FRCDC

Introduction Implant therapy has been shown to be predictable, effective and reliable for the replacement of missing teeth in edentulous and partially edentulous patients. Clinical evidence has demonstrated long-term (>10 years) survival rates up to 95% (Moraschini et al., 2015).

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

What is the Best Option to Rehabilitate the Edentulous Maxilla Using Dental Implants?

by Cecilia Aragon, DDS, MS, FRCD(c), FACP.

Maxillary implant prosthetic treatments may be considerably more difficult to accomplish when compared to the similar treatments for patients with edentulous mandibles due to many factors including bone quality, position of implants due to anatomical landmarks, need for grafting, prosthetic

Frontal view of finished prosthesis.
November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

An Alternative Prosthetic Design for Lower Full-Arch Implant Restorations

by Dr. Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP; Yuzo Matsumura, RDT, MDC

Replacing a full set of teeth with dental implants, especially in the mandible, has been well researched and is often a life-changing treatment for many patients. This treatment involves the extraction of failing teeth, immediate implant placement, immediate loading of

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Peri-implantitis: How to Reduce Risk and Manage Implant Failure?

by Miriam Ting, DMD, MS, Director; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

Abstract Peri-implantitis can lead to implant failure. Strategies to reduce risks and treat peri-implantitis can manage implant failure and restore function. These strategies can be derived from information on peri-implantitis progression in patients, including prevalence, diagnostic and microbial findings, the

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

The Importance of Treatment Planning in Areas of Biomechanics and Soft Tissue Management Around Dental Implants

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS (Perio, India)

INTRODUCTION A sizeable number of the human population have either one or more teeth missing. Many current options are available to restore missing teeth but dental implants have become one of the most popular “go-to” treatment options to replacing missing

November 1, 2021 News ImplantologyNewsOral Health

AI Helps Predict Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Diseased Dental Implants

by Technology.org

Although dental implant-supported crowns offer aesthetic, functional and natural-feeling tooth replacements, and the market is estimated to reach $6.8 billion by 2024, the emerging endemic of peri-implantitis has severely compromised the long-term success of implant dentistry. Roughly one-quarter of dental

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Host-Modulation Therapy for Peri-Implantitis: Current Systemic and Future Medical Applications Recognizing the Potential Systemic Impact of Peri-Implantitis on Systemic Disease

by Steve Chang, DDS, MSc; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Lorne Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc, MDSc; Joseph Bacigalupo, DDS; Timo Sorsa, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD; Philip M. Preshaw, BDS, FDSRCSEd, PhD, EDS; Hsi-Ming-Lee, PhD Howard C. Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C)

Introduction It is well known that current strategies for managing peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are highly varied, and in many cases, unpredictable. This is an important issue since evidence suggests that the prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis range from

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Rehabilitation of Both Failing Implants and Remaining Dentition with Implant Overdentures: A Case Report Part 2: Prosthetic Treatment

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)

Introduction This publication is a continuation of the case report published in 2020, on rehabilitation of both failing implants and remaining dentition with implant overdentures. Prosthetic treatment was delayed last year due to COVID-19.Advertisement Prosthetic Treatment The patient’s provisional upper

September 28, 2021 Video Dental VideoImplantology

Weekly Wisdom: Implementation and Integration of Implant Dentistry into Your Practice

by Oral Health

  Peter Barry is back! In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Peter talks about the 5 steps to take when implementing implant dentistry into your dental office.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode

September 25, 2021 News DentistryImplantologyNews

Dentsply Sirona Announces a Comprehensive Restage of its Implant Business

by Dentsply Sirona

With a digital base, historical product strength and signature workflows supported by ongoing education and training, Dentsply Sirona is launching DS Implants, harmonizing  successful brands like Simplant, OSSIX, Atlantis and MIS. Three completely connected, seamless signature workflows will take full

September 7, 2021 News ImplantologyNewsOral Health

Study: Dental Implant Surfaces Play Major Role in Tissue Attachment, Warding Off Unwanted Bacteria

by The University at Buffalo

Research lays groundwork for improving the success of medical and dental implants When dental implants are inserted, saliva or blood plasma immediately coat them. The implants adsorb a thin layer of proteins from these fluids that help gum tissue attach,

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the

August 9, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Minimally Invasive, Inter-Disciplinary Management for Cosmetic Rehabilitation in a High Smile Line Patient: A Case Report

by Sherif Said, BDS, MSd, CAGS, Dip. ABP, FRCD(C)

Introduction: The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the potential of utilizing digital technology to minimize surgical invasion and increase precision in management of compromised sites in the esthetic zone. Article In modern-day implant dentistry, the ability to

August 9, 2021 Feature Clinical case reportImplantologyOral Health

Angulated Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla to Avoid Sinus Augmentation and Improve Prosthesis Support: A Case Report

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Abstract The success of dental implant procedures is dependent on many factors. Overall medical status and health, and economic considerations can be limiting factors in determining which of our patients are appropriate candidates. Additionally, the time required for some implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Osseodensification for Implant Dentistry: Multiple Clinical Applications

by Melissa Goodman, DDS FRCD(C)

Osseodensification (OD) is a innovative technique that aims at bone preservation utilizing the collection of autogenous bone with nonsubtractive drilling within the implant site via the compaction of cancellous bone, which has good viscoelastic and plastic deformation characteristics. Unlike traditional

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Regenerative Surgical Therapy for the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report

by Vinay Bhide, BA Sc(Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C)

Introduction Peri-implantitis is a high prevalence, biofilm-initiated pathological condition characterized by inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa with progressive loss of supporting bone surrounding a functional endosseous implant.1-3 If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to loss of osseointegration and ultimately, implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Retention of Implant Prosthetics: Cohesion vs. Screw Retention. What’s the Real Issue?

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSC(Prosthodontics)

Introduction Many years ago Dr. David Garber was quoted saying, “Soft tissue is the issue, but bone sets the tone.” By the end of this opinion piece the reader should understand that this statement proves to be an important consideration

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthTechnology

Do You Have a Xerostomia Strategy? Dealing Better with Dry Mouth Patients Starts with Creating a Screening, Diagnosis and Management Protocol

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

According to the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated four million Americans have Sjögren’s, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Characterized by extensive dryness in the mouth and around the eyes, other complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major

May 13, 2021 News ImplantologyNews

AI Helps Predict Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Diseased Dental Implants

by University of Michigan

Peri-implantitis, a condition where tissue and bone around dental implants becomes infected, besets roughly one-quarter of dental implant patients, and currently there’s no reliable way to assess how patients will respond to treatment of this condition. To that end, a