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Implantology

Q&A: How to improve implant stability Nov 3, 2016 | Implantology USA

Q&A: How to improve implant stability

SAN DIEGO, Calif., USA: At the American Academy of Periodontology’s annual meeting in September, Dental Tribune had the opportunity to interview Osstell President and CEO Jonas Ehinger. Ehinger explains how Osstell’s technology helps clinicians determine when to load an implant.

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Comparing graft techniques for the alveolar ridge prior to implant Sep 9, 2016 | Implantology USA

Comparing graft techniques for the alveolar ridge prior to implant

Regeneration of bone tissue could greatly benefit people with jawbone deficiencies due to tooth loss, infection or trauma. While an ideal method of bone-tissue engineering is not yet available, research with a collagen-hydroxyapatite-Mesenchymal stem cell composite is showing promise. Hydroxyapatite is the main component of bone mineral and tooth enamel.

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Upper and lower dentures on Rhein83 components Aug 5, 2016 | Implantology USA

Upper and lower dentures on Rhein83 components

In this clinical case are illustrated in a very schematic way some stages of the realization of an upper and lower overdenture on eight implants, four on the upper and four on the lower jaw (Fig. 1). This solution will provide greater stability to the prosthesis during the phonation and the chewing functions, allowing the patient to relate in their social sphere with safety and confidence.

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Novel approach to gingival grafting: Single-stage augmentation graft for root coverage Jul 6, 2016 | Implantology USA

Novel approach to gingival grafting: Single-stage augmentation graft for root coverage

The existence and preservation of attached keratinized gingiva around natural teeth and dental implants plays an important role in periodontal[1] and peri-implant health.[46,47] This article describes a novel surgical technique that addresses multiple adjacent Miller Class II and III recession defects[5] in a predictable one-staged surgical procedure. The goals of treatment are to improve esthetic outcomes and gain clinical attachment and keratinized tissue levels in addition to possible root coverage. ...

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Study: Graft can help improve gums’ support for existing implants Jun 16, 2016 | Implantology USA

Study: Graft can help improve gums’ support for existing implants

Dental implants are usually needed when teeth are lost because of gum disease or injury to the soft tissues that support and protect the teeth. These same problems can affect the soft tissue that protects dental implants. These clinical soft-tissue issues can make it a challenge to place fixed dentures or crowns. A recent article in the Journal of Oral Implantology explains how a newer type of xenograft can help improve the existing soft-tissue support for existing dental implants.

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Edentulism: Implant prosthesis therapies designed to optimize function, esthetics May 25, 2016 | Implantology USA

Edentulism: Implant prosthesis therapies designed to optimize function, esthetics

The total edentulism is a serious handicap that in Italy still affects almost 25 percent of the population age 65 and older. The loss of teeth leads to a severe impairment of quality of life, not only with regard to the ability to chew, but also because of impact on social life and psychological health. A prosthesis for edentulous patients improves chewing efficiency and quality of life.

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10 rules of order in implantology May 5, 2016 | Implantology USA

10 rules of order in implantology

1. Choose one well-documented, scientifically supported implant system. Any dental implant system demonstrating ongoing research and design will achieve high success rates and be adequately equipped to deal with most clinical challenges. Surprisingly most successful implant systems are similarly designed, making the thought of owning different implant systems in the office redundant. Implant macro- and micro-topography may vary, but similar success rates are seen. Prosthetic connections and abutment ...

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Implant uncovery with the Picasso diode laser Mar 4, 2016 | Implantology USA

Implant uncovery with the Picasso diode laser

Dental implants are placed either utilizing a one-stage approach (healing abutment placed at implant placement) or a two-stage approach (implant is covered by soft tissue at time of placement) and modification of the soft tissue to expose the implant fully may be required. When the prosthetic phase is initiated, soft tissue is either removed to uncover the implants or reshaped at gingival margin for better esthetics, which can be accomplished by several methods.

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Great implant solution: Full-arch fixed monolithic zirconia Feb 17, 2016 | Implantology USA

Great implant solution: Full-arch fixed monolithic zirconia

Dental Tribune interviewed Dr. Paresh B. Patel, one of the featured speakers at the ICOI Winter Implant Symposium, which took place Feb. 12-14 at the Trump National Doral in Miami. A clinical instructor at the Reconstructive Dentistry Institute, Patel has published numerous articles in leading dental journals, is a lecturer and clinical consultant on dental implants and prosthetics for various companies, and maintains private practices in Lenoir and Mooresville, N.C.

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A new dental implant concept designed to optimize your digital and analog workflows Jan 5, 2016 | Implantology USA

A new dental implant concept designed to optimize your digital and analog workflows

The iSy Dental Implant System is a unique concept designed to optimize the implant treatment with digital dentistry while minimizing the complexities of the treatment workflows. Its name, iSy (pronounced, easy), is a play on the words “Intelligent System,” and it is the first system to allow you access to the three main treatment workflows: digital, conventional and flexible, all in a single package.

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How do I improve guided surgery outcomes? Sep 23, 2015 | Implantology USA

How do I improve guided surgery outcomes?

Guided surgery for implant placement provides great benefits for clinicians but can also create complications. Because of this dichotomy, some dentists shy away from its use. As part of a webinar series for the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), Dr. Jaime Lozada presented the advantages and disadvantages of guided surgery. He also shared how to minimize some of the common complications associated it.

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The Hahn Tapered Implant: 45 years in the making Jul 28, 2015 | Implantology USA

The Hahn Tapered Implant: 45 years in the making

Since placing his first implant nearly 45 years ago, Dr. Jack Hahn has spent much of his career as an implantologist thinking of ways to make treatment more accessible to the practitioner as well as the patient. Implant design has improved dramatically during that time, with Hahn spearheading key innovations that have helped make implant therapy the essential mode of dental treatment it is today.

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