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Dental Implant Fractures – Aetiology, Treatment and Case Report by Goiato

This study aimed to investigate the etiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment options of dental implants fractures through a literature review and to relate a clinical report. Click here for the paper

Dental implants in patients affected by systemic diseases, Donos & Calciolari

Several systemic diseases (and relative medications) have been reported to impair or in some cases complicate dental implant surgery. In broader terms, when dealing with patients suffering from systemic diseases, the monitoring of the medical condition and of the related... Continue Reading →

Guidance on the standards of care for NHS-funded dental implant treatment

I was quite flattered to be asked to re-draft the Royal College of Surgeons Guidance on implants in the NHS in 2011. This was something I felt at the time required a lot of responsibility and gave me some kudos... Continue Reading →

Occlusion in implant dentistry. A review of the literature of prosthetic determinants and current concepts, Gross 2008

Today the clinician is faced with widely varying concepts regarding the number, location, distribution and inclination of implants required to support the functional and parafunctional demands of occlusal loading. Primary clinical dilemmas of planning for maximal or minimal numbers of... Continue Reading →

Advances in materials and concepts in fixed prosthodontics: a selection of possible treatment modalities by Edelhoff et al.

The introduction of adhesive techniques in combination with translucent restorative materials has greatly influenced treatment concepts in fixed prosthodontics. Modern production technologies offer access to new polymer materials that provide innovative pre-treatment options for complex prosthetic rehabilitations. Additionally, computer-aided design... Continue Reading →

Designing the ‘ideal’ implant system – an opinion from one of the giants of implantology Tomas Albrektsson

Tomas Albrektsson was part of the original Branemark team and has kindly given me permission to post this podcast on the blog. In this podcast Professor Albrektsson provides us some insight and wise words into the different factors he considers... Continue Reading →

Zygomatic Implant Options for the Atrophic Maxilla: Case Report

The use of zygomatic bone for implant placement can be a predictable alternative to certain other treatment tech- niques when rehabilitating the atrophic maxilla. Despite the high success rates of zygomatic implants, there is no consensus in the literature about... Continue Reading →

Peri-implantitis. Part 2: Prevention and maintenance of peri-implant health by Alani & Bishop

The prevention of any disease process should be the cornerstone of any healthcare provision. This ethos is well established in dentistry with plaque associated disease such as periodontitis and caries but is at the current time less developed for peri-implantitis.... Continue Reading →

Rationale for Socket Preservation after Extraction of a Single-Rooted Tooth when Planning for Future Implant Placement by Irinakis

After tooth extraction, the alveolar ridge will commonly decrease in volume and change morphologically. These changes are usually clinically significant and can make placement of a conventional bridge or an implant-supported crown difficult. If bone resorption is significant enough, then... Continue Reading →

The socket-shield technique: A new approach to immediate implant placement by Gluckman et al.

Bucco-palatal collapse of the postextraction ridge is a signi cant challenge in restorative and implant dentistry. A variety of ridge preservation techniques using tissue and augmentative materials have been proposed in the literature. A slightly different approach is to use... Continue Reading →

Decoronating ankylosed teeth by Cohenca & Stabholz 2007

Avulsed teeth that are stored extraorally in a dry environment for >60 min generally develop replacement root resorption or ankylosis following their replantation due to the absence of a vital periodontal ligament on their root surface. One negative sequelae of... Continue Reading →

Treatment planning for missing teeth by McCord and Smales British Dental Journal 2012

Although more people are retaining increasing numbers of their natural teeth into older ages, approximately 30‑40% of persons over the age of 75 years in Western countries are edentulous. The causes and significance of tooth loss vary widely among individuals and... Continue Reading →

Dental Implant Basics: Soft Tissue Manipulation by Alani & Corson

Achievement of optimal aesthetics on implants in the anterior region can be difficult due to inherent differences to the natural dentition. An important consideration is the peri-implant soft tissues which can be modified to create a more natural emergence profile... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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.

Immediate implant placement

Diagnosis and treatment planning are key factors in achieving successful outcomes after placing and restoring implants placed immediately after tooth extraction. The efficacy of immediate implant placement has been established and shown to be predictable if reasonable guidelines are followed.

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