Do dentists and patients have unrealistic expectations about what technology can do? With AAP past president Dr Don Clem, we discussed the search for simplified treatment, predictability and what it really takes to become a better surgeon.
Dental implant therapy is considered a safe and predictable treatment to replace missing teeth. Nonetheless, implant rehabilitation in the anterior maxilla is still a challenge because of esthetic concerns.
Yxoss CBR® is a customized titanium grid structure designed for the regeneration of bone defects – based on a patient’s CBCT or CT data. It stabilizes the graft in the optimal position and can be easily removed later.
Thorough diagnosis, patient selection and treatment planning can help decrease peri-implantitis risk.
For patients, an edentulous area is a “gap;” the word “bone” makes people feel uncomfortable; and the word “surgery” in the context of dentistry creates confusion. What is important when explaining a dental treatment to patients?
Anyone planning bone regeneration should never just follow a rigid decision tree, but focus instead on the most important connections and factors.
Many things have to be considered before placing an implant immediately. A brief guide for everyday practice.
Thick gingivae, an intact facial bone wall, sufficient bone volume on the apical aspect, no infection – ideal conditions for immediate implant placement. How to do it?
3-D imaging has revolutionized pre-treatment case analysis and treatment planning. This article addresses the role of CBCT imaging in interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy for skeletally mature patients requiring orthodontic therapy.