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First use of Leap Motion during dental implant surgery

First use of Leap Motion during dental implant surgery | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

A doctor - Guillermo Rosa - uses LEAP Motion the first time in a dental surgery. Using his hands to control 3D scans of the patients teeth.

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This technology holds much promise for improved patient safety as it guides implant surgery in real time. 3D visualization is the holy grail of mandibular jawbone drilling for safe implant placement.

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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 periodontist? Or did your general dentist place your implant(s)?

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

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All-on-4® Dental Implants in Costa Rica

All-on-4® Dental Implants in Costa Rica | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Dental Tourism Costa Rica Specialists - Your best Dental Work in Costa Rica starts with the best Costa Rica Dentist Prices. But read the comment. The cost advantage evaporates if post-surgical troubles occur.

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No doubt they'll do a good job in Costa Rica and you'll enjoy the vacation and the savings over U.S. costs. Now you are home and a serious problem develops, perhaps peri-implantitis. Fly back to Costa Rica?

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Explaining the importance of a 3D scan

Explaining the importance of a 3D scan | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Question: What is a 3D scan and why is it important in implant dentistry?

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A Palm Beach dentist captures the importance of CBCT or 3D Xrays. We've included courtroom artwork prepared for a case of dental malpractice when the dentist failed to use CBCT for evidence-based treatment planning.

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How Do Dental Implants Work | I-Dent Dental Implant Center

Interesting video portrays most of the steps involved in dental implantation. From a Vietnamese dental organization. The video includes a very short mention of evidence-based treatment planning at 47 seconds, including cone beam computed tomography, which is the standard of care for most implant cases.

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Much of this video is on-target as "informed consent" for patients prior to implant procedures. However, the video makes only a brief mention of evidence-based treatment planning using CBCT or 3D imaging. On a 10-scale, I give this video a 7. Add robust CBCT content and earn a 10.

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Dental Tourism: How my smile was ruined by a dodgy dentist

Dental Tourism: How my smile was ruined by a dodgy dentist | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

As more and more Britons become 'dental tourists' seeking cheap treatment abroad, one woman's cautionary tale.

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A cautionary tale. Pay attention!

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Bone Augmentation And Nerve Repositioning

Bone Augmentation And Nerve Repositioning | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Patients with insufficient natural, healthy bone to support dental implants could be ideal candidates for bone augmentation, which is the process of rebuilding the bone. The goal is to provide a sound structure where implants can be placed and secured in the alveolar bone structure.

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This article calls it "augmentation." I call it bone grafting. It's often the only way for patients to acquire sufficient bone quality and quantity to support a dental implant. The nerve repositioning portion calls for a very high degree of skill.

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Case report: 2-visit implant placement and final restoration

Case report: 2-visit implant placement and final restoration | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Digital technology has drastically changed the world around us, and implant dentistry is no exception, writes Ross Enfinger, DMD. Gone are the days of freehand implant placement and compromised soft-tissue outcomes with less than ideal restorative results. Dr. Enfinger presents a case report of an implant placement performed in two visits using CAD/CAM and other technologies.

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This is an excellent article for patients and dentists alike. It's a thorough case study with photos, and it demonstrates the value of 3D CBCT imagery for treatment planning and CAD/CAM surgical guides.

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The pros and cons of dental tourism

The pros and cons of dental tourism | Dental Implants | Scoop.it
When cost is a factor, it often wins over patient loyalty. So what's a dentist to do when faced with long-time patients who admit they're going outside the U.S. for treatment?
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Interesting take here, because the patient in this case has a home in Costa Rica and plans to get treatment there.

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Robot dentist is first to fit implants without a human touch

Robot dentist is first to fit implants without a human touch | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Successful procedure raises hopes technology could avoid problems caused by human error and help overcome shortage of qualified dentists (in China)

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We need to learn a lot more about this event. The story emphasizes "teeth created by 3D printing," which we believe is the crown. But it does not provide information on the other two parts of an implant solution, the root and the abutment that secures the crown. As we learn more, you'll read it here.

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Is CBCT or intraoral radiology better for finding bone defects?

Is CBCT or intraoral radiology better for finding bone defects? | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Cone-beam CT (CBCT) and intraoral radiology are the most commonly used modalities to detect peri-implant bone defects. But does one outperform the other in finding these defects? Researchers compared numerous studies and came away with a surprising answer about both modalities.

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Considering Adding a CBCT Device to Your Dental Practice?

Considering Adding a CBCT Device to Your Dental Practice? | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Cone beam computed tomography is garnering interest among dental sleep medicine practitioners. Here’s what you need to know about this imaging capability.

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Relatively low cost CBCT units (low cost compared to just a few years ago) are gaining traction in a variety of practices from endo, ortho and perio to cosmetic. I'm seeing referral scan pricing as low as $200. But treaters need a strong course in image interpretation and reformatting.

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Dental Implant Coating Halts Peri-Implantitis

Dental Implant Coating Halts Peri-Implantitis | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

...an approach using a combination of silver, titanium, and hydroxyapatite nanocoatings that, when applied to the surface of titanium alloy implants, inhibits bacterial growth and reduces the formation of bacterial biofilm on the implants’ surface by 97.5%.

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Let's see where this technique takes us. Sounds good so far.

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Tooth implant osseointegration too slow? Just suck a magnet...

Tooth implant osseointegration too slow? Just suck a magnet... | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Dental surgeons have developed a revolutionary implant procedure using an electrical transmitter to speed up osseointegration (implant bonding with jawbone) before a new tooth crown can be fitted.

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Although we don't see this as revolutionary since the technique is in use for other purposes, the development for accelerated osseointegration in jawbone is very notable.

 
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New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure

New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

A research team comprising scientists from the School of Biological Sciences, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, have joined forces to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.

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An interesting and useful study to deal with the #1 cause of implant failure. Moving the needle closer to 100% success rate!

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Can CBCT accurately measure periodontal pockets?

Can CBCT accurately measure periodontal pockets? | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

An accurate measurement of a patient's periodontal pockets is needed for proper treatment planning. What if there were a way to image these pockets with cone-beam CT (CBCT) so you knew their depth more precisely?

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No doubt CBCT will do the job. However, if the patient comes in three times each year for hygeine - the time when pockets are usually measured - does the industry expose the patient to radiation from CBCT instead?

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3D CT Scan Technology For Dental Treatments

3D CT Scan Technology For Dental Treatments | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Every dental patient wants the best treatment in the shortest possible time. 3D CT scan is the latest technology innovations in the most recent times.


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Although I avoid publicizing individual dentists, this short article is worth curating for effective delivery of the 3D message to patients.

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Ysabella Sabella's curator insight, January 23, 12:55 AM
3D CT scan is one of the latest technology innovations in the most recent times. 3D CT Scan is highly useful for the complicated cases in case of root canal treatment, implants, and extractions.
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Smoking Promotes Dental Implant Failure

Smoking Promotes Dental Implant Failure | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

If you have a dental implant, dental researchers advise you not to light up: smoking increases the risk of dental implant failure. Read more here from the American Dental Association and Colgate.com about smoking risks and dental implants.

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This Spanish study delivers important evidence against smoking following implantation. Need to help spread to this information far and wide.

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Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant

Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant Monotype is ivory-colored like a natural tooth root and provides a highly esthetic and metal-free alternative to implants made out of titanium. Read more about zirconia implants in this bibliography.

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Here's a useful list of professional articles about zirconium (ceramic) implants. This is important for patients who are allergic to titanium implants.

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EDITORIAL: Are Oral Implants Stronger Than Natural Teeth?

EDITORIAL: Are Oral Implants Stronger Than Natural Teeth? | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

A friend recently asked me, “Are oral implants stronger than natural teeth?” Initially, I thought the question didn’t make sense; it seemed to be a case of comparing apples to oranges. But after thinking about it, I decided it was a good question, since trying to answer it brings up almost every major topic in the biomechanics of teeth, implants, and bridgework. Here, I’ll try to answer the question for my friend and other interested readers of this issue of JOMI, in case a patient asks anyone the same question.


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Dental Implant Surgery: What you can expect - Mayo Clinic

Dental Implant Surgery: What you can expect - Mayo Clinic | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

The entire process can take many months from start to finish. Much of that time is devoted to healing and waiting for the growth of new bone in your jaw.

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Mayo Clinic's comprehensive but simple description is very useful. However, it is missing a BIG POINT: treatment planning usually requires a precision X-ray to evaluate bone depth, quality and angulation for implantation. The sole candidate X-ray is the CBCT or cone beam computed tomogram. CBCT is the only techology that enables 3D views through image reformatting.

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Prexion's Excelsior CBCT Unit: Interview with Dr. Jon Julian

In this video interview from the 2017 Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Dr. Chris Salierno talks to Dr. Jon Julian about Prexion's Excelsior CBCT unit.

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Near the end, this video discusses patient benefits that begin in the treatment chair. It offers clear explanations supporting the benefits of CBCT for implants and other treatments. Virtually all of the content applies in whole or part to PreXion's competitors.

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What is the teeth in an hour dental implant procedure?

What is the teeth in an hour dental implant procedure? | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

This is a Nobel Biocare trademarked procedure in which the implants and replacement crowns are fitted all in one go, rather than waiting for six months between the first and second stages. It might suit patients who don’t want to wait for that period of time. However, patient qualifications are exceptionally high due to the need for ample high quality jawbone.

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When you walk out of the dentist's office an hour later, your teeth or tooth in an hour is subject to chewing forces that they may not be able to handle. This procedure is expensive and ill-advised for patients with lower jawbone quality and quantity.

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Cutting-Edge Implant Rehabilitation Design and Management: A Tapered Abutment Approach | CCED | dentalaegis.com

Cutting-Edge Implant Rehabilitation Design and Management: A Tapered Abutment Approach | CCED | dentalaegis.com | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

The objective of this article is to demonstrate the biologic rationale of tissue behavior surrounding tapered abutments and their clinical application.

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This is an important report. Neither patients nor dentists want to experience visible soft tissue recession over time at the implant site. This article describes optimum solutions.

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Awesome Modern Technology Dental Implants Work Best Ever

Implant maker presents simulated video of the implant process.

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I give this video simulation a moderately high grade. Patients will gain good insight into the process of implant preparation and placement. Deep in the video, the sponsor finally mentions 3D imagery for treatment planning.

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Study: Which implant sizes are more likely to fail?

Study: Which implant sizes are more likely to fail? | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

When it comes to dental implants, are those considered longer or shorter more likely to fail? Is an implant 3.8 mm in diameter less likely to fail than a 6.0-mm implant? The largest study on implant failure to date has answers.

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Important information for patients and dentists alike. Know the risks in advance of treatment.

 
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Dental Tourism – Interviews & Experiences of Treatment Abroad

Dental Tourism – Interviews & Experiences of Treatment Abroad | Dental Implants | Scoop.it

Getting dental treatment can be very expensive – especially if you live in a country such as the United States, Canada, Australia, Britain, etc. and unfortunately for many people, the cost of the procedure is prohibitive and they are unable to get the care they need. An alternative... is to get treated while on vacation/holiday (which is where the term “dental tourism” comes from) in a country that offers procedures that are significantly lower-cost.

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Worth reading. Multi-stage surgeries for dental implants may require several repeat visits. Is it really cheaper in Costa Rica if you have to travel there 3 or 4 times?

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