This summary is based on the article published in Gerodontology: Does wearing dentures change sensory nerve responses under the denture base? (March 2014) Nana Ito, Suguru Kimoto and Yasuhiko Kawai Context The standard textbook on complete dentures suggests the necessity of relief for the incisive and posterior palatine foramina of denture wearers to prevent the impingement of the nerves and vessels passing through these foramina. However, concrete evidence of the effect of dentures on the sensory function of the nerves underlying dentures is lacking. Purpose of the Study The study aim was to investigate the influence of denture-induced compression on sensory nerve responses to stimulations. ...Read More »
What are the aspects of color selection and color reproduction of ceramic and zirconia restorations? A review
This summary is based on the article published in Dental Materials: Color related to ceramic and zirconia restorations: A review (january 2011) Alessandro Vichia, Chris Louca, Gabriele Corciolani, Marco FerrariRead More »
What is the crown-to-root ratio for short implants and crowns that are long or longer than the 50/50 guide for natural teeth?
This question was submitted by a general dentist: What does the literature say about crown-root ratio for implants with regard to short implants and crowns that are long or longer than the 50/50 guide for natural teeth? Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Discussions Clinical Editor, and Dr. Effie Habsha drafted and reviewed this quick initial responseRead 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 review published in the journal of the Australian Dental Association: Maxillary implant overdentures: current controversies (December 2013)Read More »
This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Prosthodontic Management of Implant Therapy (January 2014) Ghadeer Thalji, DDS, PhD, Matthew Bryington, DMD, MSb, Ingeborg J. De Kok, DDS, MSc, Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhDc, Key Messages When considering implant prosthodontic treatment for rehabilitation of the partially or fully edentulous patient, the clinician has several choices to choose from including, but not limited to: Use of fixed or removable prostheses Use of individual attachments or bars for retention of removable overdentures Use of screw-retained or cement-retained prostheses Use of stock versus custom abutments ...Read More »
Evidence-based prosthodontics: what are the fundamental considerations, limitations, and guidelines?
This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Evidence-Based Prosthodontics: Fundamental Considerations, Limitations, and Guidelines (January 2014) Key Messages Prosthodontics is a unique specialty that offers numerous advantages and disadvantages for application of principles of evidence-based dentistry (EBD). An important difference between medical and dental models of care is the level of control a patient has about how, when, and whether it is necessary to treat a dental problem. This is especially true in the discipline of prosthodontics. Hence, an absolute extrapolation of evidence-based concepts from medicine to prosthodontics is not possible. Current lack of “strong” evidence for a particular ...Read More »
This case is presented by Dr. Emad Girgis I have a 66-year old patient, male Caucasian. Although on medications, these are not contributing to any health complications. The patient had a bridge, done on combined mini implants and teeth, tooth #42had been extracted prior to this X ray due to root fracture . #34 was extracted from under the bridge due to fracture as well. The bridge has been there for about 3 years and the gingiva seems to be healthy around the implants; so, I am assuming there is good integration. #33 has a large periapical radiolucency due to poor RCT ...Read More »