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1. Correction of a Defective Dento-Gingival Complex Utilizing a Combined Periodontal Plastic-Restorative Approach: A Case Report By Dr. Daniel Gober, Dr. Ira Freedman
An understanding of the normal anatomy of the marginal soft tissue and its relationship to tooth contour is indispensable for the proper restoration of moderate to severe recession defects in the presence of cervical tooth lesions. Both periodontal plastic surgery and restorative treatment must be coordinated so that a properly contoured dento-gingival complex can be restored. The following case report demonstrates a unique approach to restoring a healthy mucogingival complex and highlights how the neglect to follow up with restorative treatment in a timely manner can reverse any surgical achievements.
2. Multidisciplinary Approach to Maxillary Anterior Dental Implant Therapy: A Case Report By Sherman Lin
The following case report demonstrates a multidisciplinary approach to restore a maxillary anterior dental implant. A combination of restorative and orthodontic treatments were used to prepare the maxillary anterior site for dental implant placement. Following placement of the dental implant, periodontal crown lengthening was performed prior to final prosthetic restoration of the dental implant to achieve a harmonious and esthetic final result that has remained stable for 7 years.
3. In Vivo Immunohistochemical Investegation of Bone Deposition at Amelogenin Coated Ti Implant Surface By Dr. Bushra Habeeb Al-Molla, Dr. Nada Al- Ghaban, Dr. Abbas Taher
Dental implant is an artificial tooth root fixed into the jaws to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Titanium is widely used for dental implants because of its biocompatibility, mechanical trength and plasticity for prosthetic design. When titanium is implanted into live bone tissue, it actually integrates with the bone. Bone healing around implants involves the activation of a sequence of osteogenetic, vascular and immunological events that are similar to those occurring during bone healing.3 Osseointegration refers to the growth of bone as it incorporates surgically implanted materials. In order to enhance bone formation, implants have been coated with bone specific biomolecules. Many kinds of bioactive materials used to coat the surfaces of dental implants.
4. The Future of Implant Dentistry: An Editorial Commentary By Dr. Sachin Mittal, Dr. Pankaj Kharade, Dr. Bhushan Kumar, Dr. Charu Gupta Mittal
Many think of dental implant procedures as an advanced futuristic development in dentistry but conventional dental implants are not the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth as the healing process extends from 3-9 months and there is an additional failure rate varying from 5 to 10%, depending on patients’ general health as well as the quantity and quality of the bone at the recipient site. Moreover, some dental implants are estimated to last for about 15-20 years in general. Despite much advancement in implant technology conventional titanium implants do not provide a long-lasting solution for a missing tooth. In this article different futuristic aspects of dental implantology are discussed which will completely change this most advanced aspect of dental treatment.
5. 6 Year Survival and Early Failure Rate of 2,918 Implants with Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Enossal Surfaces By Dr. Olivier Le Gac, Ueli Grunder
The analysis of cases treated in a single implantological office for almost 6 years confirmed the very good clinical outcome that was achieved with both used implant lines. Within the limitations of this retrospective analysis, the overall early failure rate of the hydrophilic implants was significantly lower than that of hydrophobic implants. The use of hydrophilic implants allows the clinician to obtain less early failures, hence the interest of an up-to-date surface for the daily work of an implant practice.