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January 9, 2008 News ImplantologyOral Health

BC Dentist Earns Fellowship

by Oral Health

Peter Balogh, DDS, of Burnaby, BC was recognized as a Fellow of the American Aademy of Implant Dentistry during its annual meeting in Las Vegas.The Academy is the oldest professional organization in the US dedicated to the advancement of the

FIGURE 7--Allograft is placed into the socket under the barrier. The palatal flap will be brought over the allograft and tucked into the palatal tissue 'envelope' style again.
August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Implants in the Premaxilla: Esthetics Is the Goal!

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS

When a patient is interested in having implant therapy to replace any teeth in the esthetic zone (especially in the premaxilla), I get a sudden shiver down my spine. Completing the treatment is never the problem, but attaining an esthetic

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Treatment Plans Related to Key Implant Positions: Three Adjacent Pontics Rule

by Carl E. Misch BS, DDS, MDS

In the past, treatment planning for implant dentistry was primarily driven by the existing bone volume in the edentulous site. As a consequence, distal cantilevers were often extended from anterior implants to support a full arch implant prosthesis, rather than

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Implant Treatment in Two Appointments From Immediate Placement to Final Prosthesis

by Milan Somborac, DDS

ABSTRACT For implant treatment to reach more dentally dysfunctional patients, treatment costs need to be lowered. An effective way to do so is to reduce the number of treatment steps. One-piece, one-surgery implants were used (Tenax Dental Implant System) to

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Narrow-Body Implants Preserve Patients’ Quality of Life

by Keith D. Rossein, DDS

Most people who were chronically bleeding from any part of their body would not hesitate to consult a physician; this is not necessarily the case for bleeding gums. The same holds true for the loss of a body part. For

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Nobel Biocare’s 3rd World Dental Conference Unique in Scope

by Oral Health

Nobel Biocare’s third World Conference was held in Las Vegas from 20-24 May 2007. According to company organizers, the conference attracted 10,000 dental professionals from 91 countries and featured the industry’s most innovative solutions in an all new learning environment.

Dr. Nicolucci is president of the Canadian Society of Oral Implantology and is Oral Health's editorial board member for Implantology.
August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

A New Chapter in Implant Dentistry

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

In May of 2008, there is going to be a symposium at the University of Toronto on ‘Osseointegration’. This will be the first time in some twenty five years that the major researchers involved in implant dentistry have regrouped to

FIGURE 32--Esthetic and comfortable final result.
June 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Restoring the Mandibular Arch with Implant Supported 3-unit Fixed Partial Dentures

by Cory Seebach, DMD

ABSTRACT As a patient’s dental awareness and expectations increase they often seek more comfortable and functional solutions to years spent chewing with removable partial dentures. This situation is encountered quite often where the individual has become frustrated with the ongoing

FIGURE 33--PA of treated case in its fifth year of loaded function.
October 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Getting Started with Implantology: The Replacement of One Bicuspid

by Milan Somborac DDS

ABSTRACT Implant treatment has high documented success rates. In a number of common forms of partial edentulism and in all total mandibular edentulism, implant treatment has become the first choice standard of care. General dentists are exploring the possibility of

Dr. Nicolucci
August 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Teeth in an Hour — When Do You Start the Clock?

by Bake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

The latest craze in implant dentistry is ‘teeth in an hour’. This is possible through the use of the CT scan, and the available programs used view the scan from a dental perspective. These programs allow you to preview the

CASE 2FIGURE 23--The crown(s) cemented on the abutment.
August 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Implants In the Anterior Mandible — A Case Presentation

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

In the following presentation, I would like to illustrate two different approaches used to restore the anterior mandible which has one or two missing teeth. Although they are totally different approaches, the goal of maintaining bone around the implants and

FIGURE 9--A periapical x-ray demonstrating 4mm diameter implants in the premolar region and a 5mm diameter implant in the molar position.
August 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Surgical, Loading and Prosthetic Considerations for Wide Diameter Implants

by Carl E. Misch, BS, DDS, MDS.

The initial treatment plan for implant dentistry should include the ideal implant size, based primarily upon biomechanic and esthetic considerations. When a tooth is replaced in traditional prosthetics, the abutment teeth are already provided by nature. For example, the missing

August 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Mandible: Implant-supported Overdentures

by Jacques Bernier, DMD, MSc & Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MSc

Edentulism persists in a large percentage of the North American population in spite of decades of advances in oral health.1 Unfortunately, when studies designed to assess the reasons for full-mouth extractions are reviewed, in most countries, the biggest predictors or

August 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Dental Implants in Canada: A Growing Opportunity

by Milton Tosto Jr., PhD

This article is based on a detailed and comprehensive research on the Canadian Market for Dental Implants conducted at iData Research Inc. The company is an incorporated international market research and consulting group focused on providing market intelligence for companies,

FIGURE 22--Implant radiograph.
November 1, 2005 Feature Implantology

Single Tooth Implant: Potential Pitfalls

by Mario Cabianca, DMD

The single tooth implant is often promoted by dental implant companies as being “easy”, yet this is often far from the truth. The single tooth replacement often involves adjacent teeth, anterior aesthetics, lost teeth with “history” and limited interocclusal space/

FIGURE 23--The temporary prosthesis was checked on the analog cast. The prosthesis was prepared without cantilevers to reduce stress-bearing forces on the implants.
August 1, 2005 Feature Implantology

Computer-Assisted Implantology

by Gilbert Tremblay, BSc, DMD

Less than 15 years ago, diagnosis and treatment planning were largely based on study models, along with standard radiology procedures such as panorex, periapicals, occlusals and cephalometric radiograph. Since the introduction of radiological computer-assisted imaging, diagnosis and treatment planning has

FIGURE 10--A smile of the female after one year of function with the canine implants.
August 1, 2005 Feature Implantology

Maxillary Partial Anodontia and Implant Dentistry

by Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, Raoul D'Alessio, MD, DDS; Francine Misch-Dietsh, DDS, MDS

Maxillary Anterior Partial Anodontia in 255 Adolescent Patients A 15-Year Retrospective Study of 276 Implant Site Replacements

FIGURE 22--Final crown two months after cementation.
August 1, 2005 Feature Implantology

Non Submerged Implant Surgery for the General Practitioner

by Bruce Bohunicky, DMD

ABSTRACT Today, far too often, a patient with a missing or non-restorable tooth elects to have a fixed bridge. To opt for an implant, they would be choosing a multi-doctor treatment that involves more time, cost and pain. This discussion

FIGURE 39--This is the final result at the time of insertion. The 5 mm distance between the bone level and the first interproximal point of contact will allow the papillae to be maintained and the results will be more esthetically pleasing.
August 1, 2003 Feature Implantology

Implantology: How To Deal with the Most Challenging Area of the Mouth with Implants

by Yvan Poitras, DMD

Ten to 15 years ago, the majority of our implants cases involved the completely edentulous mandible. We gained a lot of experience restoring those cases. Now the demand is directed more toward partially edentulous situations. Actually, it is not rare

FIGURE 15--The final restoration.
August 1, 2003 Feature DentistryImplantology

Implantology: A Non-customized Surgical Guide System for Placement of Dental Implants

by David M. Vassos, DDS

ABSTRACT A continuing challenge in implant dentistry has been the placement of implant(s) in a manner that enables the creation of functionally and esthetically superior restorations. Over the years, a variety of surgical guides have been developed to optimize placement,