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Restorative Dentistry

Topical, interesting and useful learning resources on Periodontology, Endodontics and Prosthodontics !

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awsalani

Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry working at Kings College Hospital London. Course director Postgraduate Diploma in Operative Dentistry. All opinions are my own.

Failures in implant dentistry

This article describes the many failures and complications that can occur when using implants to support restorations. Most of these failures can be prevented with proper patient selection and treatment planning. Implant failures can be largely classified into four main categories: 1) loss of integration,... Continue Reading →

Increasing the occlusal vertical dimension: A review by Abduo & Lyons

When and how to increase the occlusal vertical dimension? Its one of those questions that pops up constantly. The actual process can be applied  to the majority of treatments we provide in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. What may be quite... Continue Reading →

Rationale for Dental Implants

The clinical replacement of lost natural teeth by osseointegrated implants has represented one of the most significant advances in restorative dentistry. Two decades ago, a majority of dentists were sceptical about implants and rejected them entirely. Today it is rare to find a practitioner... Continue Reading →

The perio classification is about to change !

One of the biggest additions is the inclusion of peri-implant diseases. Another notable difference is better delineation between chronic and aggressive periodontitis. These represent sizeable  changes from the last classification in 1999. The classification will be officially unveiled at Europerio9... Continue Reading →

Exotic encounters with dental implants: managing complications with unidentified systems by Mattheos 2012

As the application of dental implants increases worldwide, so is the number of technical and biological complications that general dental practitioners will be called to manage, while maintaining implant patients. In addition, the greater patient mobility encountered today combined with a... Continue Reading →

Dental Resorption -Diagnosis and Management by Darcey 2013

In this second paper the clinical indicators of root resorption and their diagnosis and management are considered. While the clinical picture can be similar, pathological processes of resorption vary greatly from site to site and this paper pro- poses appropriate... Continue Reading →

Surgical Guides for Implant Dentistry

The goal of an implant supported reconstruction is to obtain optimal aesthetics and function. In order to achieve this, visualisation of the final restorative reconstruction is necessary prior to beginning treatment. The term ‘restorative-driven’ treatment planning has been used to... Continue Reading →

Screw versus Cement Retained Implant restorations by Chee and Jivraj

Implant supported restorations can be attached to implants with screws or can be cemented to abutments which are secured to implants with screws. Screw retained implant restorations are generally the preferred method of securing restorations to implants. This article is... Continue Reading →

What causes a file to fracture ? How can we prevent it ?

Endodontic file fracture has traditionally been considered an uncommon event; however, a recent perception of increased fracture incidence with rotary nickel-titanium (NiTi) instruments has emerged.

Review and maintenance of Restorations by Smales & Yip in the British Dental Journal

The oral environment is hostile to dental materials and to dental treatments. Microorganisms, warmth, moisture and high stresses impose severe limitations on the ability to maintain the initial results of dental treatment. Therefore, continuous periodic reviews and maintenance of oral health are required to retain the restored dentition.

Risk management in dental ‘enhancement’ procedures by Ahmad in the British Dental Journal 2010

After the demise of the Industrial Age, we currently live in an 'Information Age' fuelled mainly by the Internet, with an ever-increasing medically and dentally literate population. The media has played its role by reporting scientific advances, as well as... Continue Reading →

Orthodontics and Implant Dentistry

Orthodontic treatment of partially edentulous patients is difficult, especially if a significant number of teeth are missing. With loss of teeth, adjacent or opposing teeth usually tip, drift or over-erupt leaving spaces that are not optimal for replacement of missing teeth. Orthodontic correction of these spatial relationships will aid prosthetic replacement of the missing teeth, function, hygiene and aesthetics.

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