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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

Autogenous dentin matrix vs. Bio-Oss
This study compared autogenous tooth graft material to Bio-Oss. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Regenerative Source Type: news

Will this implant osseointegrate?
I did an extraction and immediate placement of an implant in a site that had considerable bone resorption due to a periapical pathosis. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Papillae loss: How to manage?
How would you manage this soft tissue and papillae loss? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

All on 4 in 2 stages: What is my window?
In this All on 4 case, what is my window to place the anteriors implants after placing the posteriors? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Implant thread exposed in lower later incisor: options?
 What else can I do to cover the threads recreate an aesthetic gingival architecture? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Guidelines for anterior cantilever distance?
 How do I determine how long I can make the anterior cantilever?   What are the guidelines to determine this? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Radiolucent lesion and immature bone: Proceed with caution?
Tooth #19 had failed RCT with infection and fistula and large radiolucent lesion.  It was extracted and a bone graft done and implant placed 5 months later. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Intraoral Welding to Increase the Predictability of Implant Placement?
Improved primary stability can be achieved via welding titanium bars on implant abutments directly in the mouth, in a technique known as intraoral welding. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

Return of the blade implants?
A year or two ago I started hearing and reading about the possible return of blade implants to the U.S. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Pain During Implant Placement: Reasons?
I placed an implant in area #19. The case was treatment planned based on CBVT scans. On my final osteotomy drill, the patient felt pain. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

When an implant has no name: recommendations?
A 35 year old female patient presented with a wobbly crown that was placed on this implant in #30 site only a week ago. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Failing or Ailing Implant?
About a month or so after the implant was placed, infection set in and caused some bone loss. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Socket Grafting and Ridge Preservation using Bond Apatite
The socket and the ridge were preserved by augmenting the area with Bond apatite bone graft cement. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

Informed Consent for Cement-Retained Implant Prostheses: Thoughts?
When you execute Informed Consent, do you inform patients that with implant crowns and bridges, the jaw bones may continue to grow creating open proximal contacts and occlusal discrepancies? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Implant failure possibility?
What do you think of the spacing between the implants? It seems like the new implants are very close to the voids. Does this increase the possibility of implant failure? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Open proximal contacts after implant: causes?
I delivered a crown on an implant between natural teeth.  At the time of delivery it had tight proximal contacts with the natural teeth, but now the proximal contacts are open. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Dealing with Deep Implant?
Note that the implant and abutment are quite deep.  What is the best technique? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news

Deficient palatal bone wall: best approach?
After CBCT analysis, I noticed the deficient palatal bone wall on slices 48 and 50.  I am not sure what this is. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Secondary mental foramen: recommendations?
 I have identified the mental foramen but it also appears as though there may be a secondary foramen just mesial to it.  I am seeing the shadow just mesial to the mental foramen and am wondering what it could be. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Maxillary sinus mucous retention cyst removal: thoughts?
CBCT revealed large maxillary sinus mucous retention cyst. Treatment plan was to remove cyst with delayed graft. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Connecting crown over implant abutment via precision connector?
There is an understanding that a natural tooth should not be connected with a restored implant. The question arises from a desperate need to find a solution in a case that would benefit from splinting. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Immediate Implant in Area with Periapical Lesion?
This patient presented with a  three-rooted premolar #5 that has a chronic periapical lesion that been asymptomatic. Would you use a delayed or immediate approach? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

How to rehabilitate the maxillary arch?
 I am considering as my primary treatment plan doing bilateral sinus lifts with bone grafts and installing 3 implants on each side or All on 4. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Immediate implant placed: leave it or remove it?
The CT showed that the dental implant, placed immediately, is fully exposed on the palatal, very disappointing. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Fractured implant: Remove or bury?
The implant in question is fractured, causing the abutment and crown to be dislodged. You can see the distal aspect of the occlusal platform bulges out and this implant will no longer support an abutment or screw. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Infection of Grafted Site: recommendations?
This patient had peri-implantitis. I grafted the area with Bio-Oss, allograft and autogenous mixed with PRF serum and held in place with titanium-reinforced membrane. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

Popcorn effect from granules following GBR?
Recently I have started noticing  a popcorn effect, by which I mean that you can see small graft granules beginning to exfoliate. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

Occlusal Changes near Implants?
Has anybody noticed that the occlusion of teeth adjacent to the implant restoration changes? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Flapless or Flap Protocol?
A recent study measured marginal bone changes and peri-implant conditions 8.5 years after placement of one-piece implants with an anodically oxidized surface (AOS) using a flapless or flap protocol. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

Custom 3D-Printed Resorbable Bone Grafts for Ridge Augmentation
The image is then printed by a 3D printer, producing a resorbable bone graft that fits your patient precisely. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

Can this implant restoration be upgraded?
The non cemented, friction fit retention of this implant and abutment design is bothersome for the patient. Does anyone know of a solution to upgrade this implant? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news

Implants with Aggressive Periodontitis: suggested treatment plan?
She has a generalized, aggressive form of periodontitis and many of her teeth are mobile and with a poor long term prognosis. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news