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Is there clinical evidence to support alveolar ridge preservation over extraction alone? A review of recent literature and case reports of late graft failure by Adams

Since its introduction in 1998, alveolar ridge preservation has become a popular technique, currently accounting for approximately 29% of all procedures involving bone substitute materials. The global cost of bone substitute materials for alveolar ridge preservation is estimated at $190... Continue Reading →

Implant provision in the edentulous maxilla by Jivraj et al. 2006

The predictability of successful osseointegrated implant rehabilitation of the edentulous jaw as described by Branemark et al., introduced a new era of management for the edentulous predicament. Implant rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla remains one of the most complex restorative... Continue Reading →

Esthetic Complications in Implant Dentistry by Ramanauskaite & Sader

Esthetic complications in implant dentistry have become a significant consideration for patients and practitioners. This review presents an appraisal on the current knowledge of the physiological peri-implant soft-tissue dimensions and factors that may compromise peri-implant tissue esthetics. Factors such as... Continue Reading →

Dental implants – are they better than teeth ? by Pjetursson & Heimisdottir

Nowadays, patients find much information on dental treatment from the Internet. There is a vast amount of information on dental implants, in contrast to the limited information available on natural teeth. This review addresses research on survival of natural teeth... Continue Reading →

Should implants be considered for patients with periodontal disease? by King et al.

Dental implants are seen as a good option for replacing missing teeth. The success and survival rates for implants are very high. Concerns are developing about the problem of peri-implantitis. The reports of its prevalence vary but it is noted... Continue Reading →

Assessing restored teeth with pulp and periapical diseases for the presence of cracks, caries and marginal breakdown by Abbott 2004

To determine whether clinical examinations and periapical radiographs provide sufficient information to assess the cause of pulp and periapical diseases, the status of teeth when restored and their further treatment needs. Other aims were to determine whether restorations should be... Continue Reading →

Removal techniques for failed implants by Bowkett et al. in the BDJ

The use of dental implants is an accepted and predictable way of replacing missing or lost teeth. However, implants can and will fail and there are a variety of reasons why this occurs, which the practitioner should understand. In some... Continue Reading →

Implant placement post extraction in esthetic single tooth sites: when immediate, when early, when late? Buser et al.

In the first 25 years of modern implant dentistry based on the concept of osseointegration (15, 96), implant placement was predominantly performed in healed sites of fully edentulous patients (1, 16). Most of these patients had been edentulous for years... Continue Reading →

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 CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE RESTORABILITY SYMPOSIUM

Immediate implant placement: treatment planning and surgical steps for successful outcome

The methods and modes through which we place implants vary greatly from the classic studies conducted by Branemark and colleagues-these were largely delayed and the prosthesis had a distinct design with highwater cylinders allowing good access for oral hygiene. As... Continue Reading →

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 →

Surgical guidelines for dental implant placement by Handelsman

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Current controversies in maxillary implant overdentures by Dudley 2013

Mandibular implant overdentures have established and predictable benefits over traditional mucosa-borne mandibular dentures and now form part of mainstream dentistry. Maxillary implant overdentures present a number of different challenges. This selective review highlights the paucity of evidence and inconsistent findings... 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 →

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.

An Introduction to Implant Dentistry for Students

An introduction to Implant Dentistry: A student guide

ITI World Symposium 2014-Lecture on short Implants Christoph Hammerle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWY1FnAa8UY Credit: Christoph Hammerle

Endodontics or Implants ? British Society of Restorative Dentistry lecture 2014, Peter Briggs

  https://youtu.be/nYmvyh2atZs

Dental Implant Basics: Osseointegration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4K4sZ4eg-8 CREDIT: Dentsply Sirona Implants Global CREDIT: Now Media Group

Managing the ‘pink bits’ of prosthodontics

The 'pink' part of restorations can get forgotten whilst the 'white' parts get all the attention. The presence of a realistic gingival margin, root contouring, gingival stippling and potential age related gum changes can really add to the 'aesthetics' of... Continue Reading →

Soft tissue manipulation or remodeling for implant restorations

Soft tissue remodelling for implants  

The endodontic-implant continuum

About 5 years ago I was approached  by the Royal College to do a paper on the endodontic implant interface. At the time the conjecture about the longevity, survival and success of implants was starting to being questioned both within... Continue Reading →

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