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implants, short dental implants, short implants

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.

teeth, periodontal therapy, periodontal regeneration, dental insurance

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.

teeth, periodontal, grafting, gingival recession

Saving teeth with periodontal-endodontic therapy

Dr. Zev Lazarus presents a case study demonstrating how proper periodontal-endodontic therapy is able to save teeth that have a guarded prognosis, thus eliminating the need for extraction. Treatment consists of concomitant cyst enucleation and bone grafting to correct a periodontal defect, along with subepithelial connective tissue grafting to correct Miller Class III gingival recession.

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.

crown lengthening, crown and veneer restorations, laser

Functional crown lengthening around bleeding crown and veneer restorations

In this video, Dr. Scott Froum, editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory, demonstrates how he recreates space around crown and veneer restorations that have violated the biologic width, resulting in inflammation and bleeding, through functional crown lengthening using a 9.3-micron CO2 laser.

Surgical solutions to implant soft-tissue deficiencies in the esthetic zone

Dr. Paul P. Lin offers a preview of his presentation for the upcoming Academy of Osseointegration's Annual Meeting in Los Angeles later this month on surgical solutions to correct soft-tissue deficiencies surrounding dental implants, focusing on implants placed too far buccally. He will also discuss surgical management for complications involving poor implant positioning and the presence of infection.

do-it-yourself, dentistry, DIY dentistry, orthodontics

The perils of do-it-yourself dentistry: A case study

Under the guise of affordable dental care, the public is being duped into thinking do-it-yourself (DIY) dentistry for half price is safe. Dr. Scott Froum, Perio-Implant Advisory's editorial director, and Dr. Zackary Faber discuss the dangers of DIY dentistry as they present the case of a 22-year-old who tried gap banding and ended up needing an interdisciplinary treatment plan.

peri-implantitis, bone loss, lasers, dental implant complication

Which is most effective for the treatment of peri-implantitis: Mechanical, chemical, or laser?

Treatment of peri-implantitis—a biological dental implant complication stemming from an inflammatory disease of the soft tissues surrounding a dental implant, accompanied by destructive bone loss—varies widely. But which treatment is most effective for this insidious disease: mechanical, chemical, lasers, or a combination? Ask Dr. Stuart J. Froum.

suturing, dental

Alternative to suturing reduces surgical time for dental procedures

Suturing postsurgically is a common technique in the field of dental medicine, particularly after surgical incisions and dental extractions, as the sutures act to secure tissue edges to promote healing. However, suturing can have its disadvantages, too, which is why Dr. Scott Froum uses what is known as "superglue for soft tissue" for dental surgery in his practice.

sinus, sinus grafting, sinus augmentation, maxillary sinus

Sinus grafting: How to manage complications involving the maxillary sinus

Sinus grafting has become one of the best documented techniques to improve bone volumes in the posterior edentulous maxilla when existing bone is insufficient to support dental implants due to sinus expansion and/or alveolar ridge atrophy. However, when complicated anatomical or clinical issues present, sinus augmentation becomes more problematic. Dr. Matteo Chiapasco offers tips on how to perform predictable sinus grafting under unfavorable conditions.

soft-tissue grafting, gingival recession, tissue grafting, dental implants

A new coronally advanced, noninvasive, soft-tissue grafting technique: Bernotti V-Y Flap

Ana Luisa Bernotti, DDS, discusses a new noninvasive soft-tissue grafting technique—the Bernotti V-Y Flap—that can be used with or without autogenous allograft and xenograft collagen membranes. A “V-Y’’ flap design and microsurgical instruments are used to treat gingival recession defects, soft-tissue dehiscence, and keratinized tissue defects around teeth and dental implants. You'll see a video showing how this technique allows for coronal movement of the marginal tissue with no tension from the suture.

implant dentistry, dental implant, dental

A conversation with the 'wise of implant dentistry': AO 2018 in Los Angeles

The Academy of Osseointegration's Annual Meeting is the perfect venue for specialists, general dentists, lab technicians, and hygienists to share their knowledge and best practices in the field of implant dentistry. AO President Dr. Michael Norton gives a preview of what you can expect from this premier scientific meeting February 28–March 3, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Pinhole Surgical Technique, gingival grafting, soft-tissue grafting, gingival recession

Pinhole Surgical Technique: The rebirth of the noninvasive soft-tissue graft

The main goal when restoring health, function, and esthetics of lost tissue due to gingival recession is to accomplish surgery the most efficiently with the fewest postoperative complications. Scott Froum, DDS, Perio-Implant Advisory's editorial director, reviews the history of noninvasive soft-tissue grafting and describes a new surgical protocol—the Pinhole Surgical Technique—that has taken soft-tissue grafting awareness to a new level.

dental implants, radiographic guides, surgical guide stents, dental implant surgery

Radiographic guides and surgical guide stents for dental implants: Laboratory fabrication techniques

It is almost standard routine in treatment planning to use tomographic imaging with radiographic guides and surgical guide stents during placement of dental implants. David L. Brown, DDS, describes simple laboratory techniques to fabricate guide stents that can be used during imaging and then easily converted for use during dental implant surgery.

dental implants, dental

Narrow-diameter implants: A solution for replacing single missing lower incisors

Most dentists dread having to replace single missing mandibular incisors due to the numerous challenges involved. Peter Mann, DDS, FICOI, FAGD, presents two case studies demonstrating the successful use of narrow-diameter implants (mini-implants) for patients who "don't want a bridge" and those who were told they are not candidates for conventional dental implants.

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