Clinical insights

Fig. 2a: Implant (upper left two) presented with probing pocket depths of up to 11 mm

Peri-implant diseases

Introduction It is estimated that around 12-18 million implants are sold annually across the globe. The likelihood of a patient attending your dental practice with at least one dental implant in situ is high (Klinge et al. 2018). This reinforces the need for general dentists to acquire the knowledge and

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Fig. 8: The Straumann Mono Scanbody is attached in preparation for the digital intraoral scan

The benefits of tissue level implants restoratively

One of our biggest challenges in implant dentistry is managing patient expectations and providing long-term patient-centered solutions. Patients expect dental implants to look and function like teeth, but we know as implantologists that due to anatomical variance differences will always remain. A dental implant lacks a periodontal ligament and is

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Fig. 2b

Is my flap passive enough?

Soft tissue management is a crucial aspect of any bone augmentation procedure, since wound dehiscence is detrimental to new bone formation. Looking at the data in the literature, this is not so rare, indeed an incidence of dehiscence around 12-20% has been recently reported for vertical bone augmentation with guided

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Mesenchymal stem cells in oral implantology and bone regeneration

Regenerative dentistry As life expectancy increases in modern years, so does the importance of maintaining a healthy natural dentition. Towards this end, regenerative therapies play a central role, however without always achieving a predictable treatment outcome. The diversity of clinical cases, the biology of the patient, and the diversity of

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Considerations for immediate implant placement

Implant dentistry has made an enormous impact on how we deal with edentulism in our patients. Like many medical interventions, the community has found ways to evolve by shortening treatment time, reducing the number and invasiveness of interventions, thereby increasing the range of candidates for treatment. So, while two-stage and

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Diagnosing and treating periodontitis prior to implant placement

Introduction Dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth are rapidly increasing in popularity and demand by the general population. They represent an attractive treatment option for patients, both in anterior and posterior regions of the mouth. Replacing a missing tooth is vital for several reasons, which are commonly esthetically

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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

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