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Dental soft tissue management

Soft tissue contour management of implant-supported restorations

Introduction Implant-supported restorations have been the standard of care for the past 30 years. In the beginning, the success criteria were mainly related to the survival of restorations over time (Albrektsson et al. 1986). This definition, however, has evolved in such a way that health, function, and esthetics are also

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Digital restorative dentistry - using intraoral scanners

Digital dentistry – Using intraoral scanning

Introduction When we talk about “digital dentistry” and digital solutions, there are many different aspects to “digitising” the modern dental office and our approach to treating our patients with a comprehensive range of digital devices: Dental computing software for charting and intraoral photography Extraoral photography Shade-taking devices Face scanners Intraoral

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fixed prosthodontics

Selecting the implant abutment in fixed prosthodontics

Introduction We have seen many advances in dental implant designs and surface technologies in recent years. For some time, however, the prosthodontic management and components have been based on a conventional analog laboratory pathway utilizing burn-out and metal castings that deliver a wide spectrum in accuracy of the final prostheses.

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Dental flap design

Principles of flap design in dental implantology

Implant dentistry today is moving towards digital planning, guided insertion of the implants and potentially a flapless approach. However, before one, as a surgeon, can become active in this digital age, one must have knowledge of anatomy and basic surgical principles, as well as a good understanding of one’s own

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dental ceramic materials

Ceramic materials in implant dentistry: an overview

Introduction The roots of the term “ceramic” can be traced back to the Greek word “keramos”, meaning “pottery”. Keramos in turn is derived from a Sanskrit origin, meaning “to burn”. Thus, it may be reasoned that a ceramic material is a substance that is tempered through burning or heat-treating. A

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Dental soft tissue management

Soft tissue management around dental implants

Peri-implant soft tissue management has emerged as a concern over the last decade. Modern implant dentistry should pursue not only osteointegration and hard tissue stability, but also soft tissue stability. The “transmucosal attachment” acts as a mucosal seal, fundamental to the biological stability of the implant, and at the same

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