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Extraction, socket graft, CAS Kit and implant

Posted by Glenn van As at Sat, Jul 19, 2014 6:34 PM

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Thought I would share this case from yesterday. The photos and case were done under the dental operating microscope, and the images put into my Mac Practice software and a screen shot taken....sorry if they are smaller in this format. This was a case where I extracted the upper right first molar 2 years ago, grafted it with allograft and waited as the patient was unsure whether they wanted any restoration let alone an implant mainly for financial...


Is there a sterilizable tool available to use as tissue punch

Posted by San Bhatha at Thu, Jul 17, 2014 2:16 PM

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I am currently using the disposable Tissue punches from Nobel but I was wondering if anyone has found a tissue punch that can be sterilized and used again?...


Narrow ridge for 22 implant

Posted by Sokhi Sandhu at Wed, Jul 16, 2014 3:28 PM

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Hi guys,   I have a 22 implant but CT shows that ridge narrowing to 2.46mm at the apex but widens again beyond that point.  Patient has low lip rise.  Defect appears to be on the palatal.  Should I graft on buccal anyways and place the 3.5 Hiossen mini or graft and wait.  Is it even possible given that the original 22 was rotated and the space left in the arch is only 4.8mm?   Thoughts?   Sokhi...


what is the minimum ISQ reading that is acceptable for initial implant placement?

Posted by San Bhatha at Wed, Jul 16, 2014 1:46 PM

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My inquiry pertains to both implants that we are not placing immed ant temp crowns on as well as on those that we are not placing temp crowns on?  I have read the ISQ info which states less than 60 is considered low stability but I would like to get a sense from your experience clinically what number do you feel good leaving the implant in place.  I also realize that torque of implant when placed is a factor as well.   Thanks Sa...


Immediate Locator Case Presentation

Posted by Ho-Young Chung at Tue, Mar 18, 2014 10:49 PM

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HI All,   I think this case will be interesting to some of you.   This is your typical 4 immediately loaded locator case.  Implants in, locator abutments placed, and picked up in the mouth.  My denturist did a very nice job finishing the case.   These implants are Hiossen ET3 implants and torqued well above 35Ncm.   Hope to see some of you in Calgary for the immediate locator workshop.   Cheers,  ...


The microscope ( magnification ) and dental implant surgery

Posted by Glenn van As at Wed, Feb 5, 2014 5:42 AM

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Even implant surgery can benefit from the operating microscope. From simple soft tissue surgery around a healing cap with a laser done under the scope to a complex ridge split the microscope magnification and illumination can improve your treatment. There are multiple magnifications on the scope so placement can be done at 2.1 X mag but closeup inspection throughout can occur at the turn of the turret to allow for views at higher magnif...


Immediate Implant replacement for a Primary Molar - Part 1

Posted by Glenn van As at Mon, Dec 9, 2013 2:27 AM

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Hi there:   I thought I would supply a simple case that I did recently that shows a unique way to control your osteotomy when treating a primary molar that is failing and needs a replacment.  The tooth was decorinated and the osteotomy done through the remaining tooth structure prior to removing the sectioned roots.The final result worked out satisfactorily and using this technique I was able to prevent the osteotomy drifitng towards lt...


soft tissue grafting to gain vertical height but with Alloderm allograft

Posted by San Bhatha at Wed, Sep 18, 2013 8:27 PM

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Hello Bites Mentors, I have a healthy 65 year old female with no medical/health issues presenting with some localized areas of recession at teeth #33 and 42. There are no muscle pulls involved in either of the areas either.  She would like to have the vertical height of her soft tissue restored as best as I can in each of these areas but doe not want to deal with any harvesting surgeries.  I did discuss the possibility of using an Allo...


Tunnel graft with PRF?

Posted by Perry Kreway at Tue, Aug 20, 2013 2:10 AM

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Hello all.... just wondering if anyone has tried a tunnel graft to gain width in posterior mandible.  I have a patient who has adequate height but inadequate width.   Patient does not want to do a block graft.   We are looking at placing Implants in 45 and 46 area.  I had done a couple of cases in the past where I did get enough bone to place a regular platform implant but we left the area to heal almost a year..... do you...