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19. Case of the month Split Crest and Crown Lengthening By Luis Pazos
29. Long Term Clinical Survival of Two Tissue Level Implant Systems With Different Surface Modifications: A Retrospective Comparison With up to Five-Year Results By Asher S. Gelman, Emil M. Verban, Jr
The objective of this retrospective study was to compare the survival rate of two macroscopically similar tissue level dental implants with different surface modifications.
39. Van Meter Technique of Guided Surgical Stent Construction for Dental Implant Placement: A Photo Essay By Phil Van Meter, Norman Thomas
Guided dental implant surgery utilizing cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and planning software is a recent technique that has gained popularity in contemporary dentistry. The intent of this article is to introduce the author’s personal technique and application of this technology via photo essay
51. Efficacy of Preservative Interproximal Papilla Flap Design in Minimizing Crestal Bone Loss Around Single Tooth Implant: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial By Dipen Shah, Dilip Nayak, Ashita Uppoor, Vijendrapal Singh
Function and esthetics are the two most important criteria that determine the implant success and both of these factors depend on the crestal bone level around the implant. Preservative interproximal papilla flap design is suggested as a preventive approach to minimize crestal bone loss following implant surgery. In the presented randomized controlled clinical trial, efficacy of preservative interproximal papilla flap design, in minimizing peri-implant interproximal crestal bone loss around single tooth implants, was evaluated by comparing it with conventional flap design around the same implant.
63. Simultaneous Implant Placement and Osseous Regeneration in a Resected Mandibular Site: A Case Report By Lanka Mahesh, Gregori Kurtzman
Reconstruction of alveolar bone in patients presenting with severe osseous defects resulting from gross pathologies is a challenging front in the field of oral rehabilitation. The task is all the more demanding when it comes to a resected mandibular site. A mandibular site presents with a challenge to preserve and prevent damage to the inferior alveolar nerve bundle which, if bypassed, would pose problems of paresthesia of the supplied region, temporary or permanent. The treatment alternatives to rebuilding the alveolar ridge include bone grafts, guided bone regeneration and distraction osteogenesis. Autogenous bone grafting is by far considered the gold standard technique and is most widely used for alveolar reconstruction with success rates ranging from 39% to 100%. Although the procedure of grafting such an area warrants a bone regeneration period of many months before implants can be placed in healthy bone, simultaneous placement of both is now commonly performed. In this case report we describe the removal of a rare mandibular parasymphyseal Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor and subsequent simultaneous osseous and implant rehabilitation using allografts and dental implants in a young female patient who presented with a mandibular asymptomatic swelling of 3 month duration involving teeth 20-23. The histopathology confirmed an extra follicular Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor.