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A 45-year-old female patient who was referred re-failing post crown in tooth #21 FDI (#9 US), multiple failed veneers, generalized tooth wear and loss of OVD. The treatment involved the extraction of the root and immediate implant placement with a Connective Tissue Graft.

Anterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration
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A 53-year-old female patient with #22 FDI (#10 US), which was endodontically treated and discolored, was esthetically unpleasing. The tooth was hopeless due to root fracture. A treatment plan was formulated to replace the non-vital tooth with an implant.

Radiology
Anterior implants
Soft tissue management
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A 39-year-old male patient with large diastemas. The following case was solved by a combination of orthodontics and prosthodontics, along with tools used to predictably achieve the desired result.

Radiology
Biomechanics and occlusion
Single and multi-unit restorations
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In this presentation, emphasis will be placed on clinical situations that are best served aesthetically with zirconia. While the main advantage of zirconia is its mechanical strength, it is possible to design the restoration to maximize its esthetic potential and also to blend it...

CAD/CAM
Prosthetic materials
Implant prosthetics
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Unique physical, optical, and biologic properties have made zirconia a preferred material for restorative options from single units to full-mouth rehabilitations. For bilayer restorations with zirconia as a core and framework material, proper selection and application of the...

CAD/CAM
Prosthetic materials
Single and multi-unit restorations
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Patient cases

A 62-year-old male patient with a long history of periodontitis which resulted in extensive gingival recessions compromising the aesthetics. The treatment plan involved a combination of implant-and tooth-supported restorations.

Radiology
Posterior implants
Bone grafting and regeneration
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Patient cases

A 67-year-old male patient presented with visible black triangles and a cracked tooth in need of replacement. Failing teeth were extracted and replaced by implant-supported restorations, bridges on natural teeth and single crowns or veneers.

Posterior implants
Implant prosthetics
Esthetic zone prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Removable prostheses should always be removed over night. Since the acrylic denture base is tightly covering the keratinised mucosa, it often leads to fungal/candida infections of the ginigiva under the prosthesis....

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

At the beginning of the recall control it is necessary to define the intention of a radiograhical control and if it is needed. Radiological controls are only justified in the presence of certain symptoms, anamnesis and/or clinical examination...

Radiology
Aftercare / follow up
Peri-implant therapy
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Treatment guidelines

After treatment of edentulous patients, there is no need to schedule specific recalls for soft tissue control. Traditional post-operative controls at day 1 - 3, day 7 - 14 and week 4 - 6 after surgery involve soft tissue control and...

Aftercare / follow up
Success & failure
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Treatment guidelines

Edentulous

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Post-placement

At this appointment, a careful evaluation of the patient's oral hygiene and soft tissue response is performed and adjustments made as needed. A daily home-care program must be customized to the individual's ability to clean the...

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Oral hygiene instructions
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Treatment guidelines

The objective of systematic periodic recalls for patients wearing overdentures are three-fold...

Aftercare / follow up
Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Patient health can change considerably over time - therefore at every recall visit, check and get updated information on general health of patient, and if needed adapt maintenance policy adequately. Information (for example a poster)...

Aftercare / follow up
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Treatment guidelines

Edentulous

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Suture removal

Suture removal for mucoperiosteal wounds, depending on the age of the patient and the extent of the wound takes place after 8 to 12 days. Even resorbable sutures may benefit after such healing time from removal of remnants...

 

Aftercare / follow up
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Treatment guidelines

Edentulous

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Bleeding

Damage of sublingual arteries can lead to intense hemorrhage. Subsequent elevation of floor of the mouth can lead to (fatal) airway obstruction ! An early symptom of sublingual swelling may be a muffled speech. In such situation ensure free airways (intubation, tracheotomy),...

Aftercare / follow up
Success & failure