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Good outcome? Poor outcome? Readers want to know

Good outcome? Poor outcome? Readers want to know | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

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In particular, did you get a 3D cone beam Xray before surgery? If not, why not? Did you use an implant specialist such as an oral surgeon? Or did your general dentist place your implant(s)?

If you were happy with the outcome, may we share the name and location of your dentist?

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Using Sinus Surgery to Stimulate Bone Growth for Implants - Kent R. Mauduit D.D.S.

Using Sinus Surgery to Stimulate Bone Growth for Implants - Kent R. Mauduit D.D.S. | Dental Implants | Scoop.it
For a predictable outcome, a dental implant should be placed as soon as the bone and gum tissues following a tooth extraction have healed. But what happens if the tooth has been missing for months or years?
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Good points here. The longer a patient waits to replace a missing tooth, the less bone will be available.

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Claims for dental implants rise by 41% - Dentistry.co.uk

Claims for dental implants rise by 41% - Dentistry.co.uk | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

‘Dental implants may seem like the perfect way to re-build a patient’s smile, but, like any dental treatment, there are risks involved and things may not always go to plan,’ Dr Leo Briggs, dento-legal adviser at the Dental Defence Union, says.

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Looking for data from other major nations to see if this trend is unique to the U.K. or more widespread. I suspect widespread.

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CWRU study finds dental implants results in better quality of life for osteoporotic women than other treatment options

CWRU study finds dental implants results in better quality of life for osteoporotic women than other treatment options | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

A new study by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers suggests dental implants may be the best route to take, according to Leena Palomo, associate professor of periodontics and corresponding author of “Dental Implant Supported Restorations Improve the Quality of Life in Osteoporotic Women.”

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This study conclusion runs counter to the general understanding of bisphosphenate-induced osteoporosis in senior women. And it's good news.

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The Benefits of Taking a Limited-Field CBCT Scan on (almost) Every Patient |

The Benefits of Taking a Limited-Field CBCT Scan on (almost) Every Patient | | Dental Implants | Scoop.it
**This is part 1 of a two part post. Nathan A. Dinsbach, DDS, MSD (Endodontics) Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry Practice limited to
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Very interesting case studies by an endodontist (root canal specialist).

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Nobel Biocare Launches Cement-Free Posterior Dental Implant Solution | Dental News

Nobel Biocare Launches Cement-Free Posterior Dental Implant Solution | Dental News | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Created to provide clinicians with a cement-free treatment option that overcomes the common challenges of posterior dental implants, Nobel Biocare’s new solution includes implants, full contour implant crowns and anatomical healing caps.

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Mandibular Nerve Neurosensory Impairment Following Dental Implant Surgery: Management And Protocol

Mandibular Nerve Neurosensory Impairment Following Dental Implant Surgery: Management And Protocol | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

The purpose of this paper is to present guidelines for the dentist in the diagnosis and possible management of mandibular nerve neurosensory deficits (including referral) following dental implant surgery that is dependent on the history, type, and nature of the injury.



The most important physiologic therapy at the time of surgery includes removal or repositioning of any irritant (implant, bone screw) in close approximation to the neurovascular bundle. A radiograph or CT scan immediately after implant placement is warranted to insure the nerve is not violated.


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This important paper on dental nerve injury offers clear guidance. The use of CT scan to discover nerve violation should be preceded by CT scan before surgery to precisely locate nerves to avoid.

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New Technique For Removal of Failed Dental Implants

Dr. Hamid Ryan Kazemi discusses a patient who presented with atypical pain associated with a dental implant. This excellent case study (may be hard to watch) demonstrates superb skills. It also educates everyone on treatment problems and solutions.

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Instructive video argues for thorough diagnostics prior to implantation.

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Dental Impants vs Dentures_Vancouver Periodontist Dr. Bobby Birdi of BC Perio Interview - YouTube

Are Dental Implants better than Dentures? Vancouver Periodontist Dr. Bobby Birdi from BC Perio explains the advantages of implants compared to dentures. 

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I like this short video. It clearly explains the virtues of a single implant over a denture.

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Implant complications: multiple treatment modalities; few financial options - Dental Economics

Implant complications: multiple treatment modalities; few financial options - Dental Economics | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Two recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses reported that the prevalence of peri-implantitis was present in approximately 10% of implants and 20% of patients eight to 10 years after implant placement.(4) Considering the number of implants placed or projected to be placed from 2013 to 2017 in the United States alone, this number would mean more than 1.2 million implants will require therapy for this disease.(5)

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Dentist Enhances Patient Care With New Cone Beam CT Digital 3-D Radiography

Dentist Enhances Patient Care With New Cone Beam CT Digital 3-D Radiography | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Computer software produces 3-D images, giving dentists an unparalleled view of teeth, cavities, fillings, nerves, root canals, sinuses and bone structure. The high-definition 3-D images clearly show internal structures – even components of the jaws and teeth that are not typically visible in a flat, two-dimensional X-ray.

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This dentist gets it right as he announced the addition of CBCT to his practice. We don't usually cover these announcements as they increase in frequency, but this one sings.

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A comparison of graft techniques for the alveolar ridge prior to oral implant

A comparison of graft techniques for the alveolar ridge prior to oral implant | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

 A three-dimensional or volumetric bone evaluation with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) allows for precise measurement of the ridge. While the choice of graft technique must ultimately be decided by the experience and comfort level of the dentist, the author asserts that the ridge-split treatment has many advantages and produces a stable graft over time.

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Author makes strong points favoring a ridge-split treatment.

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First Implant May Have Been Discovered

First Implant May Have Been Discovered | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

The corpse was discovered and excavated in 2009 but was not preserved well. The teeth were in the correct anatomical position despite the condition of the body. A metal pin was then located alongside the teeth. In those days, people believed that a person’s corpse should still look good and his or her status was related to the way he or she appeared—even after death.

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Does digital dentistry make you a better dentist? - Dental Economics

Does digital dentistry make you a better dentist? - Dental Economics | Dental Implants | Scoop.it
I am often asked whether or not I believe that the addition of digital dentistry to a practice can make you a better dentist.
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Written by a dentist for peers, this opinion article alerts patients to digital dentistry opportunities for improved care. Is your dentist up-to-date with digital technology? Be proactive!

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dental implants procedure video restoration

A dental implant video showing 3 teeth restoration using crown and bridge ,supported on 2 dental implants. http://mutludent.com/implant-ankara.html.
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Good animation clearly shows how two implants anchor two crowns connected by a bridge to create a three-tooth restoration.

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Periodontist Dr. Bissell Discusses Dental Implants On The Wellness Hour in Chester, NJ

Dr. Thomas Bissell Chester NJ Periodontist is board certified. He spends almost a half hour detailing the benefits of dental implants, notably for older patients. His solutions span individual crown-restored implants to implant-anchored dentures.. 

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Well worth watching this periodontist discuss the tradeoffs in dental implants.

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Treatment planning with CBCT key to maxillary implant success

Treatment planning with CBCT key to maxillary implant success | Dental Implants | Scoop.it
For instance, when using panoramic radiographs for initial planning, implant length "tends to be overestimated," they wrote. This may result in a greater risk of injury to adjacent anatomic structures, such as floor of maxillary sinus or inferior alveolar nerve.
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I hope you can read this report without a membership. University of Texas study supports CBCT as the standard of care for implant placement, "espcially at the lateral incisor region because of limited availability of alveolar bone."

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10 implant trends you need to know | Dental Products Report

10 implant trends you need to know | Dental Products Report | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Dental implants are an ever-increasing business opportunity for dental professionals. From custom abutments to surgical guides, there are more and more ways for labs and dentists to get involved in the implant business than ever before.

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At the core of these trends is 3D imaging as the standard of care

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Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Is dentistry ready for a new standard of care? | Dental Tribune International

Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Is dentistry ready for a new standard of care? | Dental Tribune International | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Since its commercial introduction into dentistry in 2001, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been rapidly evolving into a new standard of care in maxillofacial imaging. In just over a decade, CBCT has exploded onto the dental landscape and permitted dental professionals a degree of three-dimensional (3-D) anatomic truth in maxillofacial imaging previously unavailable and unattainable.

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Strong survey article shows the standard of care needle moving in the right direction.

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Dental Imaging Center Bay Area Gets 3D Dentistry Right

Dental Imaging Center Bay Area Gets 3D Dentistry Right | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

CT scanning allows us to see what we need to do before beginning a procedure. We are able to see the condition, shape, and precise locations of teeth, bones, and tissues with a quick, comfortable, non-invasive scan; which dentists using traditional methods might not know of until the surgery begins.


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What I love about this practice is the manner in which 3D CBCT is put front and center at the website. 3D is the future and it is coming fast. So many dental practices have yet to learn this.

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Dental implant patients accuse dentist of shoddy work - WLS-TV

Dental implant patients accuse dentist of shoddy work - WLS-TV | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Angry patients say they were left with shoddy dental work after spending thousands of dollars on new teeth, but the dentist said his implants were done "within the standard of care."

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This report serves as a heads-up to all implant patients and dentists. Although the report is vague, it strongly suggests malpractice that could be litigated. Bottom line: get second and third opinions before any work.

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Q-Implant Marathon: Hands-on courses for implant placement

Q-Implant Marathon: Hands-on courses for implant placement | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Conventionally, entering the field of implantology has proven difficult for many dentists. Typically, it is not a subject of university education with many universities and courses focusing largely on theoretical orientation.

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Sounds like an ideal program, and a necessary one. Implant education is the tip of the arrow of 3D digital dentistry.

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Independent study recognizes extreme low dose capabilities of Carestream ... - Dentistry IQ

Independent study recognizes extreme low dose capabilities of Carestream ... - Dentistry IQ | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

The research, conducted by John Ludlow, DDS, of the University of North Carolina’s School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, found that 3D images captured using the Low Dose Mode for a 5x5 cm adult exam provides an effective dose of just 3 microsieverts (µSv)1.



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Low dose moves CBCT closer to standard-of-care use in everyday dentistry. Can CBCT replace annual bite-wing sessions?

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Google Glass Assists Dental Implant Procedures

Google Glass Assists Dental Implant Procedures | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Using Google Glass's heads up display as well as voice commands and QR codes to identify implants, Avinent Glass can guide dentists through an entire implant procedure – advancing through each step as the surgery progresses. The app can also record surgeries with pictures and video and allow for remote viewing via Internet, making it a potential training tool as well. “One of the main characteristics of [Google Glass] is that you don’t need your hands to give instructions or move from one window to the next one," says Albert Giralt, general manager of Avinent.

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Perfect application, and it will work for surgeons and dentists in any field.

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This new technology may put an end to drilling at the dentist's office - Washington Post

This new technology may put an end to drilling at the dentist's office - Washington Post | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

The technology, called “electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization,” could put an end to fillings for early-stage lesions and moderate tooth decay. And eventually it could lead to new treatments for more advanced decay.

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I'm pulling for this development. In hindsight, it makes perfect sense.

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Trends in Digital Dentistry

Trends in Digital Dentistry | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Advances in technology continue to improve and alter the way we live our day-to-day lives. These innovations have also significantly impacted the dental industry, for the dentist as well as his or her patient. Digital impressions, computer assisted design and other tools are becoming de facto solutions in today’s dental offices.


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Nothing new here, but the quick review may offer guidance to patients just now considering an advanced dental procedure like implants.

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NationalAcademy's curator insight, June 18, 2014 10:52 AM

Advances in technology continue to improve and alter the way we live our day-to-day lives. These innovations have also significantly impacted the dental industry, for the dentist as well as his or her patient. Digital impressions, computer assisted design and other tools are becoming de facto solutions in today’s dental offices.