View from the Chairside: “Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here” – Implant Cases Series
Welcome to Episode 3 of our implant cases series with Dr. Paul Belzycki in which he speaks about how to to plan, design and restore implants. In this episode, Dr. Belzycki demonstrates the importance of geometry in dentistry in general and when managing implants in particular.
Dr. Paul Belzycki’s Thoughts
“Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here” was the warning inscribed over the entrance to Plato’s Academy. From Johannes Kepler, we have “Where there is matter there is geometry”. From Thomas Hobbs, “Geometry is the only science that hath pleased God hitherto to bestow on mankind.” Through the ages, many great thinkers have scripted eloquent quotes regarding the supremacy of geometry over mathematics, sciences and the arts. I am therefore embolden to add another not-so-eloquent quote: “In Dentistry, Geometry is Everything.”
The restorations we provide are sculpted, functional art that must be biocompatible with a living entity. There is hell to pay, if a simple restoration is left to high.
In the course of my long career, I have sculpted countless restorations. In doing so, I have internalized, in an artistic sense, what is correct through trial and error. The host tissue informs me if I am correct; and I have come to realize that the geometry of the emergence profile of restorations on implants that pierce the gums, must be carefully managed for long-term success.
In this episode, I demonstrate my internal vision of what I think are important criteria to assess in the geometry of restorations.
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Until next time!
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
- Episode 1: View from the Chairside: Mediocrity In Implants Requires No Effort
- Episode 2: View from the Chairside: No Shortcuts to Implant Mastery
Read/download the transcript of the conversation (PDF)