This summary is based on the clinical review published in the Clinical Research Supplement of the Journal of Dental Research: Dental Implants Installed in Irradiated Jaws: A Systematic Review (December 2013)Read More »
This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Tooth Loss in Aggressive Periodontitis: A Systematic Review (2013)Read More »
This summary is based on the article published in the International Journal of Oral Implantology and Clinical Research: Mesiodistal Bone Loss of Fresh Socket Placed Implants and Delay Placed Implants at the Anterior of the Maxilla (May-Aug 2013) Context Immediate implant placement in fresh extraction sockets provides the advantage of shorter treatment time along with minimizing the number of surgical interventions. Purpose of the Study To compare the amount of mesiodistal bone loss of fresh socket placed implants and delay placed implants at the anterior of the maxilla. Key Messages Comparison of marginal bone loss in fresh socket placed implants and delay implants did not show a significant difference. Also ...Read More »
This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Clinical efficacy of antibiotics in the treatment of peri-implantitis (August 2013) Context Various treatment regimes for Peri-implantitis (PI) have been proposed in the literature. As it is known that bacteria can transfer from periodontally involved teeth to an implant, and that the microbes associated with PI resemble those of periodontal disease, local or systemic delivery of antibiotics with traditional PI treatment regimes may eliminate periodontopathogenic bacteria to a greater extent compared with when these treatment regimes are performed alone. This in turn may facilitate healing of PI ...Read More »
This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Clinical outcomes of implant abutments in the anterior region: a systematic review (June 2013) Context Current paradigms for treatment success in implant dentistry are based not only on true clinical outcomes, such as implant survival, restoration survival, and patient satisfaction but also on surrogate clinical outcomes such as dentogingival esthetics, rate of mechanical complications, bone levels, and health of surrounding soft tissues. This is especially important for implant therapy in maxillary and mandibular anterior regions, where esthetics play a predominant role in treatment success. Purpose of the Study The clinical outcomes of ...Read More »
What are the clinical considerations for dental implant therapy in irradiated head and neck cancer patients?
This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Prosthodontics: Updated Clinical Considerations for Dental Implant Therapy in Irradiated Head and Neck Cancer Patients (August 2013) Context An increasing number of reports indicate successful use of dental implants (DI) during oral rehabilitation for head and neck cancer patients undergoing tumor surgery and radiation therapy. Implant-supported dentures are a viable option when patients cannot use conventional dentures due to adverse effects of radiation therapy, including oral dryness or fragile mucosa, in addition to compromised anatomy. However, negative effects of radiation, including osteoradionecrosis, are well documented in the literature, and early loss of implants in irradiated ...Read More »
Optimizing implant stability: what is the relationship between surgical techniques and implant macro-design?
This summary of research is adapted from the article published in the journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry: Evaluation of Primary Stability of Self-Tapping and Non-Self-Tapping Dental Implants. A 12-Week Clinical Study. Purpose The study aimed at investigating the relationship between surgical techniques and implant macro-design (self-tapping/non-self-tapping) for the optimization of implant stability in the low-density bone present in the posterior maxilla, using resonance frequency analysis (RFA). Materials and Methods A total of 102 implants were studied. Fifty-six self-tapping BlueSkyBredent® and 56 non-self-tapping Standard Plus Straumann® were placed in the posterior segment of the maxilla. Implants of both types were placed in ...Read More »
A case of failing implants and crowns; how would you manage the aesthetic challenge? Un cas de défaut implants et des couronnes; comment voulez-vous gérer le défi esthétique?
Crowns on teeth #1.1 and 2.1 are overcontoured and failing. The mini-implants in the 1.2 and 2.2 areas have failed. How will you manage the aesthetic challenge? See the question video below (bilingual videos this week) followed by a review of the case by Dr. Wazirian in the next video. Please leave us your comments about what you would do. Couronnes sur dents # 1.1 et 2.1 sont surcontour et défaillants. Les mini-implants dans les zones 1,2 et 2,2 ont échoué. Comment allez-vous gérer le défi esthétique? Voir la vidéo question ci-dessous (vidéos bilingues cette semaine) suivie d’un examen du ...Read More »