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17. Maxillary Sinus Augmentation with rhBMP-2 and Simultaneous Implant Placement: A Report of Two Cases By Lee M. Whitesides, Mark Stevens, Henry Ferguson, Daniel Scott
The placement of dental implants into the posterior maxilla after sinus augmentation is a well known and predictable procedure. Through the use of technological advances, we are now able to utilize concentrated rhBMP-2 as a bone graft material for sinus augmentation. Using rhBMP-2 with delayed implant placement has been shown successful. In this article, we present two successful cases of maxillary sinus augmentation with rhBMP-2 and simultaneous implant placement.
27. Bone Grafting of Mucosa Compromised Alveolar Ridges by Tunnel Technique and Permucosal Fixation By Abdul Majeed Kavarodi, Saad Al Almaie
Augmentation of vertically defective alveolar bone is challenging in mucosa compromised situations. Most pre implant alveolar grafting procedures are done through a crestal incision. Graft failure is often caused by wound gaping and infection mainly due to the seepage of fluid through the crestal incision.
39. Peri-Implant Keratinized Tissue Augmentation Using Extracellular Membrane as a Bioscaffold: Case Report By Maristela Lobo, Ariovaldo Stefani, Sérgio Siqueira Jr, Carlos Eduardo Pena, Oswaldo Scopin de Andrade
Increasing the width of keratinized tissue around implants seems to result in lower means of alveolar bone loss and recession of gingival margin, and improved indices of soft tissue health.
51. Evaluation of Peri-Implant Tissue Health Using a Scoring System By Mahdi Kadkhodazadeh, Reza Amid
Using dental implants as abutments for fixed restorations and overdentures has become a routine and predictable procedure in recent decades. There are numerous published data showing high survival rates of inserted implants. However, all clinicians experience certain complications that could not be considered as absolute failures, but at the same time should be reported and treated. The classification system presented in this article is based on clinical signs of inflammation, probing pocket depth (PPD), and soft and hard tissue levels around implants. It is easy to use, practical via conventional diagnostic tools, compatible with different implant designs, and cover all clinical possibilities. Implant Success Index (ISI) classification system is categorized into 9 scores, and is used to calculate data regarding the success rate of dental implants in an objective manner. Using this classification system would be useful in diagnosis, treatment planing, and can be used to improve communications between researchers and clinicians. In addition, it enables comparison of success rates between different implant systems and using various clinical approaches.