Clinical insights

Figs 2-3: Digital implant impressions for single implant – scanbody in place

IO scanner as a tool in a surgical practice – pre-op use and single implant impressions: Part 1

Intraoral scanners are being applied in many dental indications. Starting from restorative dentistry through prosthodontics and of course orthodontics. They are present in chairside systems, the aligner business, patient monitoring apps and treatment planning. Let’s see what benefits they can bring for implant surgery-oriented dental practitioners. Advantages for the digital

Read More »
peri implantitis

Peri-implantitis: Prevent, Recognize & Treat

Background The introduction of dental implants into contemporary dental practice presents one of the major breakthroughs for the replacement of missing teeth.  Dental implants have certainly advanced oral rehabilitation and patient-related quality of life in partially and fully edentulous patients, alongside high survival rates and success rates (Pjetursson, 2014). Yet,

Read More »
An overview of the criteria for explantation of dental implants

An overview of the criteria for explantation of dental implants

Introduction Implant dentistry is a treatment modality widely used in daily practice for fully and partially edentulous patients to improve masticatory function and quality of life. This therapy offers not only significant functional and biologic advantages for many patients when compared with conventional fixed or removable prostheses, but also yields

Read More »
Dental implant prosthesis

Implant-supported transitional prostheses: More than provisionals

Provisional prostheses play an essential role in testing prosthodontic parameters before the construction of definitive restorations. These parameters include soft tissue shaping for an optimal emergence profile, the occlusal scheme, and esthetics. The fabrication of such transitional prostheses is not mandatory for every patient, but some of the factors that

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »

About this blog

Welcome to the ITI Blog – home to implant-dentistry-related news, views, opinion and information. Pick up your regular dose of knowledge here!

ITI Academy: Where knowledge grows 24/7

Join the ITI and get access to implant dentistry's largest e-learning platform spanning almost 800 learning items.