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Is a failing implant a red flag scenario in the learning curve?

 

With the explosive penetration of implantology in the dental community, we are more often confronted with complications and failing implants. Corrections and re-treatment are difficult and time consuming. Inadequate...

Anterior implants
Soft tissue management
Anterior hard & soft tissue management
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Replacement of failed implants (functional or esthetic) can be a daunting task and often achieves unsatisfactory results. A decision on implant removal, according to set guidelines, should be made as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary tissue loss. Normal bone physiology should...

Anterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration
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Treatment guidelines

Cement-retained restorations are a traditional design to attach a restoration (crown, bridge) to an implant-retained abutment, similar to cementing a crown or bridge restoration on a natural tooth. With the traditional, relatively...

CAD/CAM
Prosthetic materials
Implant prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Advantages of abutment-supported prostheses are 1) When implants are not parallel to each other, the use of angulated abutments can "correct" for the non-parallelism 2) Angulated abutments are available for a screw-retained prosthesis and 3) Custom abutments can be...

Prosthetic strategies
Prosthetic materials
Implant prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

The majority of commercially available implants are variations of Brånemark’s original design of a screw which he coined as 'fixtures'. This has been the starting point for numerous current market variations that incorporate convergent themes of implant material...

Implant designs
Implant surfaces
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Patient cases

A 51-year-old female patient with a maxillary central incisor loss after trauma. Patient desired optimal esthetic result.

Anterior implants
Prosthetic strategies
Prosthetic materials