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Comparing graft techniques for the alveolar ridge prior to implant

September 9, 2016

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.

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

July 6, 2016

The existence and preservation of attached keratinized gingiva around natural teeth and dental implants plays an important role in periodontal and peri-implant health. This article describes a novel surgical technique that addresses multiple adjacent Miller Class II and III recession defects 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.

10 rules of order in implantology

May 4, 2016

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 designs appear very similar.

10 facts about dental implants

June 4, 2015

Dental implant marketing often emphasizes “simplicity,” underplaying an inherent complexity in the product, procedure — and patient. Prosthetic dentistry is not simple. And patients rarely have simple problems. Potential complications can be far from simple to correct. To ease your learning curve with implant dentistry, following are some core variables that can be managed based on proven research.

Implant site preservation using a novel post and crown

July 8, 2014

Implant site preservation is an important component of diagnosis and treatment planning. Through CAD (computer aided design), prosthesis can be designed with ideal characteristics. By utilizing CAM (computer aided manufacturing), the clinician has the ability to mill the designed prosthesis with great accuracy. IPS e.max has been selected as the material for this investigation due to strength and esthetics.

Does your implant training meet the new guidelines?

February 14, 2014

Until recently, implant dentistry was considered to be a therapy that was primarily provided by dental specialists, and as such, training regulations were not an issue because most specialties incorporate implant therapy into their residency programs. With implant dentistry becoming more mainstream and being incorporated into general practices, educators and licensing bodies are starting to set training guidelines and parameters for practice.

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