Fig. 9: Full-arch implant-supported rehabilitation with three bone anchor pins on the palate, two posterior sleeveless holes for 16-mm implants and two anterior sleeves for fully digital implant placement. Note that the buccal portion of the guide was cut in postproduction to allow visibility of the surgical field
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Digital planning-guide creation: Tips & tricks in guided implant placement

A surgical guide carries all the information of prosthodontically guided implant planning. It is the summarized concept of all parties involved in treatment planning: lab technician, prosthodontist, and oral surgeon. An accurate and practical surgical guide is one component to place implants in an ideal position. The transfer of the

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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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Soft tissue augmentation before implant placement in an area of high surgical and esthetic risk

Introduction The Straightforward, Advanced and Complex (SAC) classification in implant dentistry was introduced following an International Team for Implantology (ITI) Consensus conference held in 2007 (Dawson 2009). The classification aimed to assist clinicians in evaluating the difficulty of cases, and serve as a tool for case selection and treatment planning.

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