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  • Ideas on bone loss and failing implant bridge treatment?

    The three unit bridge was sectioned between #29 and #30 pontic and the area was grafted. The radiographs included with this case clearly show the implant is failing. Although I think I know the solution here, I am wondering if anyone has any out of the box treatment suggestions here. The post Ideas on bone loss and failing implant bridge treatment? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Inter-radicular Bone Exposure following Implant Placement in Previous Smoker: Suggestions?

    I have a patient who is a young man and a smoker who was a candidate for implants.  After discussing the treatment plan, the patient said he would stop smoking immediately.  I placed 2 Astra implants in immediate extraction sockets . Two weeks later the patient returned to my office with 3mm of inter-radicular bone exposed. The post Inter-radicular Bone Exposure following Implant Placement in Previous Smoker: Suggestions? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Aseptic technique for dental implants: any literature?

    I am wondering if anyone can refer me to studies that have shown aseptic technique is necessary for dental implant cases? I was trained in a hospital setting where everything was done under aseptic technique.  But now that I am in private practice I am  wondering if this is really necessary? The post Aseptic technique for dental implants: any literature? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Mesially Angulated Implants in Mandibular Overdenture: opinions?

    I have planned an overdenture supported by 5 interforaminal implants that I want to connect with a splinted bar. Despite the fact that this is my first overdenture case, I chose to place the implants immediately after extractions. The post Mesially Angulated Implants in Mandibular Overdenture: opinions? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Cratering around implant: what happened here?

    I placed 2 Implant Direct 4.6×6 implants in edentulous sites. At the 3 months follow up, I started noticing cratering around one of the sites. The post Cratering around implant: what happened here? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Soft tissue dehiscence 3 weeks after implant placement: thoughts?

    I had placed 2 Nobel Parallel CC implants in the 4th quadrant in the premolar and molar region. It was a straightforward case, I thought. The patient experienced severe pain for a week and came back to me with a soft tissue dehiscence. The post Soft tissue dehiscence 3 weeks after implant placement: thoughts? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Suggestions for Best Protocol for a NobelReplace CC Implant?

    About a week ago I placed a 4.3x10mm NobelReplace CC implant utilizing surgical guided technique on an otherwise healthy, nonsmoking female patient. I was wondering if you could comment on specific techniques. The post Suggestions for Best Protocol for a NobelReplace CC Implant? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Overdenture mandible case with anterior alveolar defect and no vestibular sulcus: thoughts?

    This patient is a 51 year old heavy smoker with clear medical history and wishes a new lower denture to improve his chewing ability. I am planning to place two implants to support an overdenture using Locators. The post Overdenture mandible case with anterior alveolar defect and no vestibular sulcus: thoughts? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Help with Implant type?

    I've been on other websites, but I still need help with identifying these implants.  Can anyone identify? The post Help with Implant type? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.

  • Bone Graft with Implant Placement: What option do you recommend?

    This graft at the site has been in place for 6 months. The bone is generally good except for some gaps notably around the lingual aspect. Which implant option do you recommend? The post Bone Graft with Implant Placement: What option do you recommend? appeared first on OsseoNews Dental Implants.