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failing implant?

Posted by Majid Sherkat at Mon, Feb 13, 2012 1:51 AM

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Scan was done in July 2011 to plan replacing failing LR bridge NP x13mm implant placed in December 2011 In Jan. 2012, there is evidence of bone loss around implant and soft tissue swelling. Is there anything can be done to prevent losing the implant? The prognosis for #4.7 is guarded. Any tx plans?...


All-on-4 Surgery - Initial Implant Stability and implant lengths

Posted by Sean Bicknell at Thu, Feb 9, 2012 3:03 AM

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Hi guys   Hope all is well with you!     I have a question regarding All-on-4 surgeries and initial implant stability.   I have been doing some All-on-4 cases over the past 6 months, trying to keep the cases straight forward and simple at this point.  What an amazing treatment treatment option for our patients, really unbelievable!   I have a more challenging case that the patient wants to go ahead with, my con...


Grafting Question

Posted by Mark Kwon at Thu, Jan 12, 2012 7:15 PM

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This is a 37 years old caucasian female patient. She has localized mesial root gum recessions on both 36 and 46. I have attached a picture of 36 but 46 looks the same. Both areas have probing depth of 1.5mm and KT looks to be slightly less than 3mm. I would describe the tissue biotype as thick in general but just these two areas seem to be thinned out a little. Interproximal bone level is good. about 1.5mm below CEJ.   I couldn't scan PAs so...


Question regarding 14 socket grafting

Posted by Edward Zhang at Fri, Dec 2, 2011 5:48 AM

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    Hello Dr. Kwon and Dr. Jin,   I have a question about the socket bone grafting I am planning for a patient's tooth 14, which has a fracured root.   Questions:   1) Can I use the PRF only for the grafting. If I need to use other bone materials in combination, what are your recommendations? (bands, bone type, size...)   2) Do I have to thoroughly clean up the socket after the 14 extraction, even if I am p...


How to remove dental Implants?

Posted by Mark Kwon at Wed, Nov 30, 2011 10:49 PM

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Hi Mark,No one knows what kinds of implants it is. If I can not find it and find the parts I may have to remove it. Could let me know how can I remove it. It looks internal hex. Is there any driver that can do reveres torque to remove  it. Or I have to use terphine to remove it. If I use terphine should I go all the way down or I can grab if with forceps and move it.Can place implant right away at the same place?I have surgery shaded in few ...


Implant too close to adjacent root? what do I do?

Posted by Mark Kwon at Fri, Sep 23, 2011 2:58 AM

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I just placed both these implants this morning.  I was able to get 35N on#14 thus healing abutment and only 15N on #24 thus placed a healing cap. Although I know that this is a 2D image, I am wondering about the proximity of the implants to adjacent canines especially #24.     Your thoughts.     sincerley,  ...


Immediate mx premolar Implant placement?

Posted by Mark Kwon at Fri, Sep 23, 2011 1:45 AM

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  I think I can extract 15 and replace with 4.3x13mm tapered groovy or active without sinus lift. what do you think? Tooth has had lingual cusp fracture below the bone and non restorable with a non-symptomatic apical lesion. ...


Anterior Implant failing? What should I do?

Posted by Mark Kwon at Fri, Jul 8, 2011 1:11 AM

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  Hi Mark     I have an immediate implant case (#11), using an rp active, that had less than 20ncm torque/stability at insert, position looks good (placed zirc abut and took pa) so I buried it and tacked an acrylic pontic in place.  At 2 wk check, I took pontic off and had a peek at the top of the screw.  there is a slight movement of the implant.  no pain or swellling, soft tissue looks good.  how long...


Incision line opening

Posted by Christina Yee Min Wong at Fri, Jul 1, 2011 10:20 PM

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