Immediate restoration and loading of dental implants: clinical considerations and protocols. – The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants

ABSTRACT: The use of dental implants to assist in the treatment of partial and complete edentulism is well documented. Most of the implant literature, however, reports results associated with implant survival and success when there has been adherence to rigid placement and loading protocols. Conventionally, these protocols call for the undisturbed healing of the implant-3 […]

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Rehabilitating the Failing Dentition: Full-Arch Immediate Placement, Immediate Load Therapy – Functional Esthetics & Restorative Dentistry

ABSTRACT: Implants have become an important component of the dental armamentarium. Implants have customarily been installed and remained unloaded for a period of time in order to promote bone attachment to the surface.Multiple surgeries and provisionals were required, resulting in additional treatment time and costs. More recently, however, full-arch immediate placement, immediate load therapy has […]

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The Radiographic Bone Loss Pattern Adjacent to Immediately Placed, Immediately Loaded Implants – The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate radiographic bone levels adjacent to implants placed in fresh extraction sockets (ESs) and immediately loaded with a fixed full-arch provisional restoration compared to bone levels adjacent to implants placed in native bone (NB) under the same restorative conditions.

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Immediate Teeth on Dental Implants

Usually when dental implants are placed into the bone, it is necessary for them to heal (osseointegrated) for six to twelve weeks before teeth can be made to go on top of them. One method of replacing the tooth or teeth during the healing period is through a removable prosthesis. Unfortunately, this can cause a […]

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On July 15, 2012, posted in: Latest News by

Dental Implants May Offer Smokers an Advantage – The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants

It has been shown in the dental and medical literature that patients who smoke have greater incidence of periodontal disease, root decay and an overall reduced healing response. This puts smokers into the high risk group for developing dental diseases. Previously, it had been demonstrated that even dental implants had a higher failure rate in […]

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On March 8, 2012, posted in: Latest News by

Improved Quality of Life for Denture Wearers

Many patients who wear dentures rely on the use of adhesive materials to help secure their loose fitting prosthesis. This can cause great difficulty while chewing certain foods and create embarrassing situations where the denture loosens during speech. Dental implants can help denture wearers in two ways: If there is sufficient bone available, enough implants […]

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