Clinical insights

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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The verification jig in situ

Multidisciplinary care: Utilization of the implant portfolio

Introduction Patient-centered treatments are at the core of how we approach treating our patients, and with developments in technology there are viable alternatives to major augmentation. In implant-supported reconstructions, if we have the ability to avoid large invasive procedures without compromising biological principles while minimizing morbidity, then this modality can

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Fact or Myth: Esthetics in Implant Dentistry

Restoring function and esthetics using titanium or ceramic implants are arguably the two main goals of dental implant therapy. While assessing osseointegration is relatively straightforward in daily clinical practice by tapping on implants or using more sophisticated methods such as applying ISQ values, measuring esthetics, however, is much more complicated.

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