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Placement of Implant in Mandibular Anterior Region: precautions?
I have treatment planned this patient for implants in the mandibular anterior region.  Are there any precautions I should take in terms of possible complications, like bleeding? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Insurance Compensation for PRF?
Would anyone with experience share ways of billing for venipuncture and preparation of the PRF to be used in grafting sites? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

Implants in maxilla: Depth and orientation?
I placed these 2 implants in the maxilla.  They extend into the maxillary sinus.  Do you think the depth and orientation is okay? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Unknown implant: suggestions to remove attachment?
I tried to unscrew the attachments from the implants but my 1.2 hex driver wouldn't even fit to the screw hole on the top of the attachment. Any suggestions on to how remove the attachments? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news

Is this implant integrating or is there a complication?
I took a radiograph 3 months after implant placement and I can see bone loss along the mesial surface of implant. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Immediate Loading: Are we lowering the odds?
What are the criteria of immediate loading? According to Prof. Branemark, the concept of immediate loading was not acceptable. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Gingival Hyperplasia with Hybrid bridges: comments?
Hybrid bridges have presented some problems over the years with gingival hyperplasia due to excessive pressure from the gingival surface of the bridge. The tissue swells up and upon removing the bridge one can see the imprint of the bridge with hyper plastic tissue in some areas on the perimeter. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

What type/brand of implant is this?
Patient is from Ireland. Any idea what implant this is? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

How to use Summers technique exactly? What sequence?
I have treatment planned this patient for a Summer's lift to place a Straumann Tissue Level WN 4.8 of 8mm implant in the maxilla in the right second molar site. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

What bio-material to choose for sinus lift?
I have treatment planned a patient 2 implants in the maxilla and need to do a Summer's technique sinus lift. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Suggestions for a more predictable and aesthetic 2nd-stage technique?
The patient has returned after 4 months have passed, and I am treatment planning the second stage.   What are preferred methods for second stage surgery which leave an adequate thickness of gingiva labially? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Treatment of Large Bone Defect from Root Fracture
In this case, a large bone defect, as a consequence of fractured roots of the first molar, was augmented by Bond Apatite bone graft cement. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

Robot-assisted Implant Surgery: the future?
With approval of Yomi, and details of a robot performing autonomous implant surgery in China, is robotic-assisted implant surgery soon to be a reality? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

Compromised prosthetic space?
I received this case to make the final crown. It's a Straumann BLT 3.3 x 12 Narrow Crossfit. The fixture has some distal inclination. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news

Radiopaque bone lesion at future implant site: thoughts?
The CT shows multiple radiopaque lesions. Some of those lesions are at the implant site. My differential diagnosis includes idopathic osteosclerosis or cemento-osseous dysplasia. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Implant Configuration, Narrow-Diameter Implants, Implant Prognosis with Peri-implantitis
This months abstracts discuss topics related to Implant Configuration, Narrow-Diameter Implants, Implant Prognosis with Peri-implantitis. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

Overerupted opposing teeth: recommendations?
I have a 50 year old female patient whose LL6 and 7 have been missing for some years.  She has requested implants to replace these missing teeth.  UL6 has over-erupted to the extent that there is reduced inter-arch space. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Broken Screw: help identifying implant?
Any help in identifying this implant type? Gentleman showed up with broken screw in abutment/cantilever crown complex in hand. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Removal of root tip after extraction?
I performed an extraction of tooth #30. The tooth was endodontically treated and badly broken down but without a periapical lesion. During the extraction I sectioned the tooth and took off the distal root. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

How to increase primary stability with cylinder implants without osteotomes?
If I don't have osteotomes, what is the best technique for increasing the primary stability of cylinder implants in poor quality bone? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Large radiolucent lesion on lower first molar: immediate implant?
In view of the large radiolucency, does anyone have an opinion on immediate implant placement? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Marketing Implant Dentistry?
I have taken, and continue to take many courses in implant dentistry and really enjoy this part of my practice. I am wondering if some of you could weigh in on how to build the implant part of my practice up even more. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Occlusion for All on Four against Natural Teeth During Transitional Phase?
We have a patient we have treatment planned for an All-on-4 in the maxilla.  He is retaining his teeth in the mandible where he has second premolar to second premolar and one second molar. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Grafting for Implant supported complete overdenture?
For most of the cases that I see where a maxillary complete overdenture has been planned, there is insufficient bone height and volume in the anterior region, especially around the canine and lateral incisor area. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Palateless Maxillary Locator Case?
I have a patient that is interested in a maxillary denture retained by locators but he does not want any acrylic on the palate. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Parabolic bone format: What to do and which implant to use?
I have treatment planned a patient for an implant in 46 edentulous site.  The coronal surface of the alveolar ridge there has a parabolic morphology. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Straumann 6mm Wide Neck for posterior region: What are your thoughts?
Lately patients don't seem to be open to sinus lift procedures. The Straumann Standard Plus 6mm is a great alternative to treat these patients. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Bone Binders for bone augmentation?
Do you know of any bone binders used in oral bone augmentation procedures that would not interfere with osteogenesis, resorb parallel with bone graft material and be biologically inert? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

Implant placed too close to natural tooth: treatment options?
I have a new patient who presents with an implant placed in the maxillary second premolar site (OSSTEM TS3) that is almost in contact with the maxillary first molar natural tooth.   (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Implant placed deeply due lack of palatal bone height: ramifications?
As you can see in the radiograph, I had to place this implant very deep because of lack of palatal bone.  I am concerned about long term prognosis for this implant. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Implants in the maxilla: any suggestions?
My patient presented with a maxillary complete denture that lacks stability.  He wants implants to have more denture stability. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Labial plate loss: why?
Saw this 30 year old male, non-smoker patient. The labial wall has been resorbed but mesial, distal and palatal walls are fine. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Prosthetic options for resorbed anterior mandible?
I have a patient who had her mandibular anterior teeth extracted 6 years prior due to poor periodontal health.  She now has a severely resorbed anterior mandible. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

Methylprednisolone and dental implants?
I have a 50-year old female patient with polymyositis taking methylprednisolone, for whom I am considering implant placement. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Immediate implant in molar region with NovaBone: recommendations?
3 months back we did this immediate implant placement with NovaBone putty after extraction and curettage of the socket. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Fracture on implant supported cantilever bridge: any thoughts?
The first PA shows the bridge 3 days before the rest of it fractured.  I'm not sure why the cantilever was used here instead of an implant in #21 site as there is ample bone. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Technique to remove and repair a crown: thoughts?
I like the convenience of cement-retained implant crowns and bridges and have not had many problems with excess cement. But, on those occasions where I have to remove and repair a crown, it can be problematic. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

GBR, Lateral Ridge Augmentation, Implant-assisted removable partial denture
Three interesting studies about Guided Bone Regeneration, Lateral ridge augmentation, and implant-assisted removable partial dentures. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

Inferior alveolar nerve block ineffective: solution?
Have you ever faced a situation where you gave an inferior alveolar nerve block and it seemed to be effective, but when you start reflecting  a flap, the patient experienced pain? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

A mystery implant from Brazil?
I need to remove the crown cemented on this implant because it is loose.  The implant was placed in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Soft tissue dehiscence after uncovery: recommendations?
I scheduled the patient for impressions. After 1 week, the patient has come back for the impressions, and I see bone is visible on the lingual side of the healing abutments, though threads are not visible. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Peri-implant bone density: immediate vs delayed placement?
This study evaluated the effects of the different loading protocols (immediate, early, and delayed) on the resultingPeri-implant bone density. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

Surgicel vs Actcel?
I have used Surgicel and found it to be very effective, but it is obviously significantly more expensive compared to Actcel. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

Using PRF in the treatment of dry socket?
I'd like to know if there are dentists out there who have tried placing PRF to actually treat a dry socket? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

Immediate Implant Placement in Molar Socket: any insight?
I am considering immediate placement of a fixture replacing tooth # 19. I have had 20+ years placing implants as a GP, but this will be my first immediate placement. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Fracture of the porcelain or aesthetic veneer material: thoughts?
The most common complication for implant crowns and bridges is fracture of the porcelain or aesthetic veneer material. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - August 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Exposure of threads after bone graft?
I recently uncovered an implant after about 3 months. About 1-2mm of the buccal threads were exposed. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

No Primary Stability with Nobel Replace?
Yesterday I had a patient with failed second molar of right mandible that was extracted one year before. We decided to place a Nobel Replace tapered groovy implant. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Discussion Topic: Ceramic Dental Implants
I would like to open a discussion on doctors' experiences, as well as, opinions on ceramic implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Identify implant system used?
A new patient presented with an implant placed 3 years ago out of state. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news