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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

November 10, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Treatment Plans Must Be Exact

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Mark Lin shares how important treatment plans are for implant surgery.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!   Sponsored

December 10, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Guided Implantology: The SMART Guide

by Mark Antal, DMD, MSc, PhD; George Freedman, DDS, Dipl. ABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The tremendous proliferation of implant services worldwide has created a need for simplified and more predictable treatment guidance modalities. There are currently a number of surgical guide platforms available, but most systems are strictly limited to specific implant catalogues, typically

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

To Guide Or Not To Guide: There Is No Question! A Complete Digital Workflow For Guided Implant Surgery Using CEREC Guide 2

by Amarjit Rihal, DDM

The evolution of implant treatment planning has changed over the course of history. From the start, implant dentistry was considered to be surgically driven. Our current standard of care is three-dimensional placement of implants being gingivally driven. By using the

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Rethinking Health History When Bone Grafting

by Vivian A. Roknian, DMD, DICOI; Joseph P. Mulligan DMD, FACS, FICD*

In the last several years, there has been a noted increase in mysterious cases presented to my practice. These patients seem to have similar oral manifestations – rampant decay, poor healing ability, and an assortment of hopeless teeth. It isn’t

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Crestal Sinus Elevation For Implant Placement

by Arun K. Garg, DMD; Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS

Introduction Challenges to implant placement in the posterior maxilla may be related to the maxillary sinus. The sinus may pneumatize (enlarge) related to sinus issues, patient age, how long the site has been edentulous or related to periodontal bone loss

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Risk Factors In Implant Dentistry: Unrestorable Implants

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio, FRCD(C)

This article is the fifth in a series by the author submitted to and published in Oral Health. The previous four articles of the series were published in the August 2015 to 2018 issues with the titles: Surgical Risk Factors

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Minimally Invasive Surgical And Prosthetic Management Of A Failed Implant In The Esthetic Zone

by Dr. Sherif Said

Introduction Management of the peri-implant soft tissue contours is a critical component of esthetic implant therapy. In patients with high esthetic demands, minimally invasive surgical techniques and prosthetic soft tissue development are important in achieving a seamless, naturally appearing implant

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Peri-implantitis

by Dr. Mark Nicolucci

Implants are more common today than ever before. Even dentists who don’t provide implant treatment commonly see patients who have implants. This has changed the face of dental practice across the world. Clinicians who do not offer root canal treatment

March 21, 2019 News News

Nobel Biocare is Set to Reshape Implantology with a New Implant Solution at Upcoming Madrid Symposium

by Nobel Biocare

At its Global Symposium in Madrid, Nobel Biocare will present a new implant system designed to challenge conventional methods of dental implant care. Developed in collaboration with an international network of researchers from acclaimed international institutions, the new Nobel Biocare

February 12, 2019 News News

Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in Madrid to Open New Chapter in Implant Dentistry

by Nobel Biocare

A new and revolutionary chapter for implant dentistry will open this summer in Madrid. At the upcoming Global Symposium, the first of three international events hosted by Nobel Biocare, outstanding developments in the field of implant design and site preparation

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February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyImplantologyOral Health

Biomechanical Implant Failures Management of an Implant Failure: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS

Introduction The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient’s oral health to normal contour, function, aesthetics and speech. 1 The era of dental implants have ushered in a new treatment concept where the patients no longer have to

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Power of Healing

by Houman Abtin, BDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Diplomate American Board of Endodontics

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Too often teeth are extracted merely due to the presence of apical periodontitis. The size of the apical radiolucency is not an indication for tooth extraction. Bacteria play the main

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Implant Dentistry for Complete Maxillary Rehabilitation: Two Innovative Protocols

by Gilbert Tremblay, BSc, DMD; Scott D. Ganz, DMD

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Patients who present with a terminal natural dentition in the maxillary arch offer both surgical and restorative challenges for the clinician. A formal diagnostic protocol is essential to determine viable