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Saving T-I-M-E with short dental implants

Short implants may seem to be an obvious alternative where conventional implants are not an option without additional surgical procedures to compensate for tissue deficiencies in posterior regions. However, the question remains: Are survival rates for short implants the same as conventional dental implants? Dr. Scott Froum and Don Rothenberg discuss the benefits of using short implants in certain situations as a method to avoid having to do more invasive grafting.

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Saving your sanity while saving teeth: 3 ways to make dental insurance approval easier for periodontal therapy

With the advent of new technology, teeth that previously were considered hopeless can now be saved through periodontal therapy. However, sometimes an obstacle arises and it's not the patient or the disease—it's the dental insurance company. Kyle L. Summerford shares three time-tested ways he uses to ease the insurance approval process for periodontal regeneration therapy.

Restorative Articles

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When orthodontics falls short: Managing diastemas with porcelain veneers

A patient presented to Dr. Michael Wei with diastemas, enamel defects, tooth-arch size discrepancies, and disproportional teeth. The patient's orthodontist had told her that the spaces between her teeth would never close completely. Enter interdisciplinary treatment planning and porcelain veneers. Exit a happy patient. Read the case study here.

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How to use a dental implant verification jig to ensure an accurate final framework every time

So, your screw-retained restoration framework fits on the model, but how can you make sure it fits in your patient's mouth too? Steven Pigliacelli, MDT, CDT, breaks it down into easy steps, beginning with a good impression and following up with how to use a dental implant verification jig to guarantee an accurate final frame every time.

Hygiene Articles

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Saving your sanity while saving teeth: 3 ways to make dental insurance approval easier for periodontal therapy

With the advent of new technology, teeth that previously were considered hopeless can now be saved through periodontal therapy. However, sometimes an obstacle arises and it's not the patient or the disease—it's the dental insurance company. Kyle L. Summerford shares three time-tested ways he uses to ease the insurance approval process for periodontal regeneration therapy.

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Implant-induced decay: A problem bigger than you think

Although dental implants have a high survival rate, complications can occur. One of those is the migration of natural teeth adjacent to an ankylosed implant, causing interproximal contact loss (ICL) or an open contact. Because ICL between a dental implant restoration and an adjacent tooth has been highly correlated with the development of dental caries, health-care professionals must be aware of the factors that contribute to implant-induced tooth decay and predispose patients to open contacts.

Complications Articles

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Saving T-I-M-E with short dental implants

Short implants may seem to be an obvious alternative where conventional implants are not an option without additional surgical procedures to compensate for tissue deficiencies in posterior regions. However, the question remains: Are survival rates for short implants the same as conventional dental implants? Dr. Scott Froum and Don Rothenberg discuss the benefits of using short implants in certain situations as a method to avoid having to do more invasive grafting.

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Replacement dental implants: 3 clinical methods to increase survival rates after initial implant failure

While dental implants traditionally are successful tooth-replacement options, complications can occur. Replacement with another implant is an option, but survival rates vary and have been reported to be in the range of 69% to 91%. Dr. Scott Froum, editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory, discusses three clinical methods he uses to improve the survival rate of replacement dental implants following initial implant failure.

Dental Practice Management Articles

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Saving your sanity while saving teeth: 3 ways to make dental insurance approval easier for periodontal therapy

With the advent of new technology, teeth that previously were considered hopeless can now be saved through periodontal therapy. However, sometimes an obstacle arises and it's not the patient or the disease—it's the dental insurance company. Kyle L. Summerford shares three time-tested ways he uses to ease the insurance approval process for periodontal regeneration therapy.

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5 seconds of implant safety that can save 5 years of litigation

Although dental implants enjoy a high survival rate, complications happen. On occasion, a patient may digest or aspirate an implant component, requiring a trip to the hospital for radiographs. Dr. Scott Froum discusses an easy-to-use device that for just five seconds of diligence to promote implant safety can prevent five years of agonizing litigation should the unexpected occur.

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Perio-Implant Advisory focuses on issues relating to periodontal and implant medicine.

Editorial Director Scott Froum, DDS, brings an unbiased clinical and academic perspective to the world of dental implants, periodontics, restorative, surgical, and practice management dentistry. Articles cover case studies in complex care and how to solve clinical complications with a team-based approach through interdisciplinary management. The emphasis is on periodontal- and implant-related issues with the goal of delivering excellent care to patients. Perio-Implant Advisory is a chairside resource for the entire dental team.

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Saving T-I-M-E with short dental implants

Short implants may seem to be an obvious alternative where conventional implants are not an option without additional surgical procedures to compensate for tissue deficiencies in posterior regions. However, the question remains: Are survival rates for short implants the same as conventional dental implants? Dr. Scott Froum and Don Rothenberg discuss the benefits of using short implants in certain situations as a method to avoid having to do more invasive grafting.

dental implants, implant

Replacement dental implants: 3 clinical methods to increase survival rates after initial implant failure

While dental implants traditionally are successful tooth-replacement options, complications can occur. Replacement with another implant is an option, but survival rates vary and have been reported to be in the range of 69% to 91%. Dr. Scott Froum, editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory, discusses three clinical methods he uses to improve the survival rate of replacement dental implants following initial implant failure.

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    dental implant, implant verification jig, framework ustequev

    How to use a dental implant verification jig to ensure an accurate final framework every time

    So, your screw-retained restoration framework fits on the model, but how can you make sure it fits in your patient's mouth too? Steven Pigliacelli, MDT, CDT, breaks it down into easy steps, beginning with a good impression and following up with how to use a dental implant verification jig to guarantee an accurate final frame every time.

    zirconia, dental implant, full-arch implant-supported restoration, fracture

    Avoid a 'crack of shame': Consequence of unidentified inaccuracy during lab workflow for a full-arch implant-supported restoration

    A full-arch dental implant-supported restoration requires a perfectly accurate impression and model fabrication workflow. Any slight discrepancy between the mouth and model can have disastrous effects on the integrity and fit of the final restoration. Drs. Daniel Gober and Markus Weitz present a case illustrating the consequence of an inaccuracy that went unnoticed during laboratory workflow in the verification stage for a zironia restoration.

    Oral-Systemic Articles

    gingival enlargement, laser, systemic disease

    Top causes of gingival enlargement and treatment options

    Scott Froum, DDS, editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory, describes the various causes and dental treatment options for gingival enlargement, a condition mistakenly used synonymously with gingival hypertrophy and gingival hyperplasia. He also presents a new form of surgical treatment that can assist in correcting certain types of gingival enlargement.

    opioid, drug addiction, personalized medicine, dentistry

    Personalized medicine's role in ending opioid abuse in dentistry

    Synthetic opioid overdose deaths have increased 72% in the last year. Dentists and oral surgeons are among the biggest prescribers of opioids in the US, so personalized medicine profiles that analyze genetic markers and other risk factors—assessing opioid use disorder risk before treatment and thus before prescribing opiates—to provide individual treatment options for patients are welcome news for dentistry.

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