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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 Ferrari

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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 response 

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Are short implants in patients with atrophic alveolar ridges successful?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Tooth Loss in Aggressive Periodontitis: A Systematic Review (2013)

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Maxillary implant overdentures: Why are they controversial? A Review

This summary is based on the review published in the journal of the Australian Dental Association: Maxillary implant overdentures: current controversies (December 2013)

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How do you manage implant therapy?

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 ...

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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 ...

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Your Opinion: How would you manage this case?

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 ...

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How effective are antibiotics in the treatment of peri-implantitis?

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 ...

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