Clinical insights

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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CT scan vs. Cone Beam CT

CT scan vs. Cone Beam CT: an overview

Three-dimensional (3D) radiographic imaging of bony structures is an invaluable tool for diagnostic and treatment planning purposes, especially in oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. With an accurate 3D visualization of the surgical field, practitioners can reduce risks such as nerve injury or sinus floor perforation during implant insertion.

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