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Implant surface decontamination in peri-implantitis therapy by means of photodynamic laser therapy

Abstract Various implant topographies are susceptible to peri-implantitis pathogen adherence and growth, resulting in biofilm formation. In combination with systemic, local, and implant-based risk factors, these pathogens can trigger an excessive inflammatory response in the peri-implant tissue, causing peri-implantitis onset along with hazardous bone resorption. Implant surface decontamination is an

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Implantoplasty as adjunct to the surgical treatment of peri-implantitis

Abstract The recently published ITI Treatment Guide Vol. 13: Prevention and Management of Peri-implant Diseases comprehensively presents diagnostic- and treatment-related aspects of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. Peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are caused by biofilm accumulation and dysbiosis, thus decontamination of the implant/suprastructure construct is essential to re-establish peri-implant health. Non-surgical

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Interocclusal space assessment for full-arch implant-supported prostheses

Introduction Even though new technologies and techniques have dramatically improved the treatment of edentulous patients over the years, clinicians still need to be aware of the challenges when managing these patients during treatment planning. The main reason is that, when implant-related treatments are involved, certain site-specific anatomic characteristics should be

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Utilizing digital occlusal indicators to increase occlusal accuracy and decrease complications in implant-supported cases

Introduction Modern implant rehabilitation has become a computer-driven process, where CBCT imaging, surgical planning and prosthetic design software all allow the implementation of a digital workflow (Lerner et al. 2021). This workflow does not only help the practitioner execute the planned implant easily , but also increases the predictability and

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Implant-related variables for successful implant placement in the esthetic zone

Introduction Achieving long-term esthetic success by replacing missing teeth with dental implants is often challenging for clinicians. Predictable results can only be achieved when an adequate diagnosis and application of the most current scientific evidence are considered. Several variables significantly impact the treatment outcome of fixed implant-supported rehabilitation in the

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The SAC Assessment Tool – my favorite go-to aid

For anyone who is unfamiliar with the SAC Assessment Tool, this is an excellent opportunity to find out why it is so popular and how it could provide you with an additional layer of confidence when planning treatment for your patients. In a quick and intuitive process, the SAC Assessment

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