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Palatal Torus Removal and Stereolithographic Modeling

  • Journal:Palatal Torus Removal and Stereolithographic Modeling Volume: vol. 10 No. 1 Date: January 2018
    Authors:Juan Gonzalez, David Malave, Dan Holtzclaw, Vahik Paul Meserkhani, Charles J. Goodacre, Dr. Guillermo Schinini, Dr. Hugo Romanelli, Dan Holtzclaw, Juan Gonzalez, David Malave

    6. Torus Palatinus: A Brief Review of the Literature and Case Report of Removal

    The Torus Palatinus is a specific type of exophytic bony protuberance that can have profound effects on certain patients. While typically slow growing and asymptomatic in most patients, Torus Palatinus can lead to chronic pain and frustration for patients with prosthetic devices such as complete dentures. The following article provides a brief review of the literature regarding Torus Palatinus and a Case Report in which this type of bony growth was removed to facilitate better maxillary complete denture comfort for a long suffering patient.

    12. Comparison of the Linear Dimensional Accuracy and Detail Representation in Stereolithographic Models of a Human Mandible: An In-Vitro Pilot Study

    The accuracy of stereolithographic models produced by commercial biomedical laboratories using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) data has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of stereolithographic models of a human mandible produced by three commercial biomedical laboratories using data acquired from cone-beam technology. All three laboratories models exhibited significant differences when the measurement were at the reference notches, only thirteen out of 30 sites had no significant differences when height of contour were used for measurements.

    28. Ridge Splitting Crest Technique and Simultaneous Implant Placement in a Patient with Severe Maxillary Ridge Atrophy and Palatal Torus: A Case Report

    Severe maxillary atrophy frequently limits dental implant placement. In the presence of a protruding palatal torus, such a situation may further condition the final prosthetic reconstruction. The width of the average preoperative alveolar ridge measured in the CBCT was 2.8 mm and increased to 5.2 mm 5 years after surgery. This technique allows the volume to be increased horizontally and the simultaneous placement of the implants, being highly predictable, safe and comfortable for the patient…

    36. The DIAsmile™ Smile Analysis and Design Protocol for Full Arch Immediately Loaded Implant Dentistry

    While smile analysis and design has been routinely used by cosmetic dentists, prosthodontists, and orthodontists to help plan and execute treatment, they are not typically utilized by dental implant surgeons. Because of this, a breakdown in communications between the lab, surgeon, and restorative dentist can sometimes lead to less than optimal final results for full arch immediately loaded dental implant cases. The DIAsmile™ smile analysis and design protocol provides a systematic and standardized manner in which the smile of a patient can be analyzed pre-surgically and an aesthetic restoration planned.



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