More Surgical Articles

Joo H. Kim, DDS

A review of the maxillary sinus

Dr. Joo H. Kim details the anatomy of the maxillary sinus, discussing the challenges it presents for implant dentistry. He offers several approaches to avoid the sinus cavity when placing implants, including elevation of the sinus floor.

Edward Gottesman, DDS

Excessive gingival display: addressing multiple etiologies for optimal esthetic outcomes

Correction for excessive gingival display (EGD) -- or "gummy smile" -- heralds significant esthetic dentistry milestones, allowing restorative dentists, periodontists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons to collaborate optimally to improve patients' smiles and change people's lives for the better. Dr. Edward Gottesman discusses etiologies and treatments available for EGD.

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Case example of an anterior esthetic implant restoration with good surgical-restorative communications

Dr. Scott Froum, co-editor of Surgical-Restorative Resource, and Dr. Neil Cohen team up to detail the steps of a successful case involving an anterior esthetic implant restoration.

Jesse J. Hofer, DMD

Gingival alteration techniques

In periodontal esthetic therapy, it often becomes necessary to alter gingival architecture in order to improve esthetics and/or function. Dr. Jesse Hofer discusses some of the indications, contraindications, and considerations with regard to mucogingival therapies.

Dr. Laurie Kobler

Ankyloglossia (tongue tie) release using dental lasers

Prominent Australian dentist Dr. Laurie Kobler discusses the condition known as tongue tie from his vast experience in treating patients who suffer from it. He explains how the erbium laser can be used safely and effectively to treat ankyloglossia.

Adam L. Bear, DDS

A review of bone graft material

Adam L. Bear, DDS, says, “As research progresses in the field of alveolar bone and grafting materials, there are many exciting developments that may have profound impacts on bone grafting. The future is in biologics.” Here, he gives an informative look at bone regeneration and grafting as it exists today.

Scott Froum, DDS

Creating keratinized soft tissue to enhance the implant restoration

Even though ossseointegration of dental implants is well documented in the literature, success in implant dentistry continues to be the achievement of a stable, long-term, esthetic result including an intact mid-buccal soft tissue profile and interproximal papilla. Dr. Scott Froum, co-editor of Surgical-Restorative Resource e-newsletter, explains how keratinized tissue around implants can be beneficial when there is a paucity of soft tissue to develop during an implant restoration.

Helen Rozenfeld, DDS

A clinical review of wound healing

Dr. Helen Rozenfeld guides readers through a clinical study of the process of wound healing. She says a thorough understanding of these signals and their effects on differential gene expression will enable manipulation of wound healing cascade that can lead to the invention of biomimetic technology and regeneration of damaged tissues

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Mini dental implants in stabilizing a loose lower denture

For the general dentist just starting out in implant dentistry, placement of mini dental implants can be more challenging than conventional implants. Dr. Jeffrey Kho says that although MDIs require a different skill set, they are a highly successful implant option to consider during prosthetic treatment planning for the edentulous mandible.

Larry Emmott, DDS

Judy the juggler: the digital dilemma

Dr. Larry Emmott says computers and technology are not just about machines and numbers; they are about people and solving real human issues. If your office is chaotic and you think you need to hire another person, give careful thought first to a digital computer system that can keep things streamlined and lift the burden from the front desk.

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD

Emdogain: a game changer

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD, demonstrates a successful technique used for regeneration of lost periodontal hard and soft tissue. Multiple variables may affect surgical outcomes, but patient selection and ideal procedural execution are the keys to success.

Tina Beck, DDS

Sensitive about sensitivity?

What do you do when a patient complains about root sensitivity? Dr. Tina Beck details the effective desensitizing therapy she uses in her practice.

Adamo Notarantonio, DDS

Key concepts in esthetic gingival management: focusing on tooth preparation

Dr. Adamo Notarantonio demonstrates a basic approach to soft tissue esthetics, the appearance of the gingiva, and outlines a few soft tissue problems and their management when prepping teeth. He says there’s a place for prepless or minimally prepped veneers, but pay careful attention to the desired outcome so that the proper prep design yields the proper result.

Scott Froum, DDS

A protocol for follow-up visits post-implant placement

Dr. Scott Froum, co-editor of Surgical-Restorative Resource, wrote this article about implant maintenance and follow-up care due to the many requests he has received from dental professionals during his lectures.

Electrical stimulation speeds bone graft healing and can increase success of grafting for dental implants

Electrical stimulation expedites bone graft healing and can increase the predictability and contribute to the overall success of this option for patients who lack the bone density required for dental implants, a University of Maryland research team reported at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration.