The Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry

Palatal Torus Removal and Stereolithographic Modeling

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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.



Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Rehabilitation with Dental Implants

Monday, December 4th, 2017

6. Dental Rehabilitation of a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Neurofibromatosis not only manifests in several physical issue but may also affect the oral cavity. Rehabilitation of the dentition will likely involve several dental specialty disciplines in coordination with medical colleagues. This case report demonstrates the coordination of treatment of a neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) patient to correct her dental issues along with efforts to improve her facial deformity.

14. Prosthetic Implant Management of Extraction Site Following Removal of Anterior Tooth

The Extraction Defect Sounding (EDS) classification has importance in helping the clinician in establishing an appropriate plan for surgical implant treatment. This classification sometimes comes up short and no detailed recommendation of the provisional stage is described before and after surgical treatment in the esthetic zone. The purpose of this paper is to describe all possible provisional techniques available to restore a single tooth in the anterior esthetic zone and to give recommendations to the preferable techniques during site development and implant placement according to the EDS classification.

28. A Novel Technique to Optimize Screw-Retained Implant Restorations

This paper discusses the challenges of fabricating screw-retained implant supported restorations in clinical situations. Due to either non-ideal anatomy, or inadequate surgical alignment, screw holes for restorative retention often emerge out of restorations in poor position. As clinicians are faced with mounting evidence of peri-implantitis associated with cement restorations, screw-retained restorations are becoming more prevalent in clinical situations. There is an increasing need for technologies to assist in optimizing restorations where implant placement is non-ideal. The new angulated screw channel technology has provided a workable solution to satisfy the clinical requirements for excellence while employing screw-retained restorations.


Hybrid Dental Implants

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

6. Hybrid Dental Implants as an Alternative to Conventional Dental Implants, Eliminating the Need for Associated Ridge Augmentation Procedures

Bone augmentation procedures are demanding concerning surgical skills and biostability of materials. As such, the revolution of advancements and search for alternative procedures for the replacement of missing teeth has evolved to avoid obvious problems and complications of bone augmentation procedures. The hybrid dental implants utilized in these cases provide proof of principle that this is a viable alternative to traditional dental implants when bone augmentation would be normally required.

12. Gingival Revitalization by Inverted Gingival Pouch (IGP) Technique

The reconstruction of bone and soft tissue in implant therapy for periodontally compromised patients is challenging. Based on our previous findings of periodontal surgery, a 10-year follow-up multicenter case series study was carried out in the United States, China and Taiwan. In the current article, we introduce a novel periodontal surgical procedure for Gingival Revitalization using the Inverted Gingival Pouch (IGP) Technique. The Inverted Gingival Pouch Technique might be potentially useful in achieving the goals of periodontal infection control, soft tissue regeneration, including increased width and thickness of keratinized tissue, bone augmentation, improved aesthetics, clinical safety, and efficiency.

26. The Comparison of Implant Stability Between Two Dental Implant Surfaces using Resonance Frequency Analysis: A Pilot Study

Although the chemically modified implant topography proves its positive rapid bone formation effect, the comparative studies on implant stability changes between the standard and modified surfaces are limited. Methods: Thirty patients were selected randomly into two groups: Straumann SLA and Straumann SLActive (Straumann Institute AG, Waldenburg, Switzerland). CBCT was
used to determine the quantity and quality of bone. RFA measurement was performed on day 0 and 2; week 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8. The relationship between ISQ values, implant surface or bone quality were analyzed statistically.

38. Decontamination of Titanium Surfaces with Air Polishing and Glycine Powder

The efficacy of removing bacteria from smooth-surface titanium using an air-polishing device with glycine powder abrasive was evaluated. For smooth surface titanium, air polishing with glycine powder and water, glycine powder alone, water alone, or tetracycline and water significantly reduced the amount of Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus mutans, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, and Tannerella forsythia.

Biotype Tissue Change at Second Stage Implant Surgery

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

6. Change of Tissue Biotype at Second Stage Implant Surgery: Report of an Alternative Method of Connective Tissue Graft Positioning Concurrent to Membrane Removal

Due to the limited spaces between an implant and neighboring teeth, ideal positioning of the connective tissue grafts at the time of membrane removal may be challenging if the healing abutments are connected at the same intervention. To overcome this difficulty an alternative method of graft positioning and stabilization is described in this case report. Briefly the graft is located by the healing abutment and further secured by a modification of internal mattress suture.

12. Immediate Versus Early Loading of Short Straumann® TE Implants in the Posterior Mandible: 10 Year Results of Randomized Control Clinical Trial

The study aim was to compare clinical results of immediate and early loaded SLActive self-tapping implants. Methods: Fifteen patients with bilateral edentulous posterior mandibular were randomly assigned to treatment either with immediate or early loaded implants. Ninety implants were analyzed. The implant stability quotient was follow in the first year and bone resorption 1, 5 and 10 years after loading.

24. The Choice of Radiographic Imaging for Dental Implant Placement: A Pilot Survey among Indian Dentists

The present era of implant dentistry has seen exponential growth and its success mainly depends upon a proper treatment planning and its execution. Radiographic imaging has a pivotal role in the planning of implant placement and to keep the check on implant survival. Aim – To survey the radiographic prescription trends among the dental practitioners. Within the limitation of the study, it
was observed that the majority of dentists sampled prescribe panoramic radiographs for dental implant assessment based on its availability.

32. Prospective Clinical Evaluation of the Behavior of Single 6mm Length Dental Implants Installed in the Posterior Mandible: 36 Months Follow Up

The purpose was to evaluate the clinical, biological and mechanical behavior of short single osseointegrated implants (6mm) in the posterior mandible over a 36 month period. A total of 58 implants were installed in 51 patients, 18 men and 33 women with an average age of 46.2 years. Average surgical insertion torque of 50Ncm was achieved and a success rate of 100% was observed in 36 months of follow up. Only mechanical complications such as loosening of prosthetic screw, clinically detected by the mobility of the crown, and biological complications, associated with plaque such as mucositis, detected by clinical inspection were observed.

6 Year Multi-Center Study on Osseofuse Dental Implants

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

6. Osseofuse HexaPlus Dental Implants: A 6-Year Retrospective Follow-Up of Over 250 Implants

Advances in technology have allowed contemporary dental implant systems to achieve success rates that routinely exceed 95% across all brands and models. With such predictable success, clinicians often base their choice for dental implants on certain unique features associated with different systems. While some clinicians focus on costs associated with dental implant systems, others seek ease of use and simplicity. The following retrospective report documents use of more than 250 Osseofuse® HexaPlus™ dental implants by multiple private practicing clinicians and provide a discussion regarding the unique attributes that compelled these clinicians to choose this system over others.

16. Immediate Implant Post-Extraction of Impacted Maxillary Canine: A Clinical Case Report

This clinical report outlines the surgical and restorative steps involved when a patient presented with an impacted maxillary canine. The patient was treated with extraction and immediate implant placement. This was a challenge due to the bone resorption frequently associated with complex tooth extraction that often necessitates bone regeneration in these cases. This report suggests that this treatment for maxillary impacted canines with dental implants is viable with a good outcome both functionally and aesthetically, although more work is needed to strengthen an adequate protocol of this treatment alternative.

22. An Economical Approach to the Establishment of Occlusal Guidances: A Case Report

Whenever treatment is performed on a patient that does not have a concrete foundation of evidence in the literature, one must always consider the ethical considerations before performing irreversible treatment. At all costs, respecting patient autonomy and practicing within a standard of care that is nonmaleficence must always occur. The topic of occlusal rehabilitation and the value of the literature available on the topic are of much discussion in dentistry. After an exhaustive literature search, the same conclusions can be drawn time after time, more research is needed, however many of the research articles analyzed gave recommendations to provide a functional and optimal standard of care when modifying or establishing occlusal scheme in a patient.

30. Prosthetic Implant Management of Extraction Site after the Removal of a Single Anterior Tooth

The EDS classification has its importance in helping the clinician in establishing appropriate plan for surgical implant treatment. This classification came short and no detailed recommendation of the provisional stage was described before and after surgical treatment for the esthetic zone. The purpose of this paper is to describe all possible provisional techniques available to restore a single tooth in the anterior esthetic zone and to give recommendations to the preferable techniques during site development and implant placement according to the EDS classification. It is strongly advisable to have a preplanning session for the preparation of a vacuum heat formed template and ovate pontic(s).

Custom Emergence Profile Around Implants

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

6. An Innovative Approach for the Selection, Generation and Recording of a Custom Emergence Profile Around Implants

Currently the clinical dexterity required along with the time and cost involved has been a constant obstacle for the evolvement of the process of custom emergence profile development to a standard of care. This is the first report on the protocol of use of a novel system (VPI EPMS) that can assist the clinicians select, generate and record a custom emergence profile in a predictable way and a time and cost effective manner. 1 year post treatment evaluation, the hard and soft tissues were clinically and radiographically within normal limits.

20. Partial Enucleation of the Nasopalatine Canal for Implant Placement: A Novel Procedure

One of the anatomical obstacles for dental implants placement in the upper anterior region of the oral cavity is the incisive canal or the nasopalatine canal. Presence of the incisive canal jeopardizes the ideal position of the implants placement. As a result, enucleation of the canal content and placement of bone graft or substitute are necessary to improve the bone bed. In order to prevent any change in sensation (even a temporarily one) and having bone augmentation at the same time, partial removal of the canal’s contents and placement of allograft bone is presented in this case report.

26. Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Short Dental Implants in Posterior Atrophic Ridges with a Follow-up Period of 1 Year after Loading: A Controlled Clinical Trial

Objective: to evaluate clinically and radiographically the performance of short dental implants in the posterior atrophic ridges (maxilla and mandible) with deficient vertical bone height as an alternative treatment modality to other more invasive procedures. Conclusion: Short dental implants seem to be an effective alternative treatment for atrophic ridges with a very high success rate in the mandible. They minimize the need for bone grafting procedures and increase the patients` acceptance, as well as, maximizing dental implant placement possibilities.

36. A New Standard Classification System for Dental Implant Drills and Role of Implant Drills in Successful Osseointegration

Implant drill use is common and clinicians are acutely aware of the implant drills for the system which they are using. It is the demand of the time that we should formulate a classification system to categorize these drills for ease to remember and identification. Attempts have been made through this article to shed some light on various types of implant drills along with a simplified system of their classification. Another aspect included in this article is various factors influencing the drilling process and causing overheating in osteotomy site.

The MIMS Technique for Gingival Grafting

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

6. The MIMS Technique – A Case Report: A First Look at a New Method for Optimizing Esthetic Gingival Grafting

Suturing in the esthetic zone can be unsightly and difficult for patients post-operatively. Moreover, when clinically presented with a very thin tissue biotype needing soft tissue grafting to repair a mucogingival defect, approaches may be far and wide. Therefore, this article shows a new method of suturing that was created to address both lack of tissue resiliencyand esthetics when working the smile zone. When presented with thin tissue biotypes and/or mucogingival defects in the esthetic zone, utilizing the Modified Internal Mattress Sling technique can greatly aid in securing and concealing soft tissue grafting for patients.

12. Socket Preservation Using a Small Particulate Xenograft: A Case Report

Soon after tooth extraction a cascade of bone remodeling starts which result in bone resorption. Procedures such Socket Seal Surgery can be employed to preserve future implant site. There are various grafts which can used for the same purpose. The best method to observe a graft’s healing is surgical re-entry and or histopathology. The aim of this Case Report is to document the use of Smartbone ® xenograft for socket preservation. After 5 months of healing, histopathological core sampling revealed good osteoconduction of the graft.

18. Crestal Bone Loss: A Comparative Study Among Men And Women In One Stage Dental Implants

Dental implantology is the state of the art technique to replace missing teeth. Crestal bone loss along implant surface jeopardizes its longevity and success of treatment. The present study was performed to evaluate and compare the crestal bone loss along the implant surface between men and women six months after the implant placement. Six months after the implant placement, radiographic evaluation on digital IOPA showed a mean crestal bone loss of 0.66 mm on the mesial side of implant and 0.46 mm on distal side of implant. Gender had significant difference in bone loss

30. Maxillary Split-Crest Technique with Immediate Implant Placement in a 13-year old Patient with Two Years Follow up: A Case Report

This case report presented a divergent approach in which a modified split-crest technique using the piezoelectric tip, one drill and tapered implants was applied. The split-crest surgery was performed with immediate placement of two tapered self-tapping dental implants in the anterior maxilla of a young 13-year old female patient. The patient lost four of her maxillary anterior teeth as a result of an accident at the age of 9 years with subsequent severe alveolar ridge resorption.

Custom Made Auricular Prosthesis

Monday, May 1st, 2017

6. A Custom Made Implant Supported Auricular Prosthesis Designed by Rapid Prototyping for Compromised Bone Support: A Case Report

Implant supported auricular prosthesis requires a minimum of 6mm bone depth in the temporal bone area behind external auditory meatus. Extra oral implants are available from 4mm to 7mm length with 5 to 6mm diameter flange. When the bone height is compromised and when only few regions have favorable positions which are not part of the slot area all the existing extra oral systems cannot be used. In cases with compromised bone condition, a custom made implant is the best choice that can offer good prognosis.

12. Guided Bone Regeneration in Peri-Implantitis Bone Defect After Free Gingival Graft: A Case Report

Peri-implantitis is among the most common pathological conditions encountered in the field of implant dentistry, where regenerative therapy, when possible to perform, is needed. One of the reasons why bone regeneration in peri-implantitis defects is difficult: due to prosthetic reasons, submerged healing is often not possible to perform. Another difficulty arises particularly in cases of insufficient attached keratinized mucosa (KM), where the mobility of alveolar mucosa can increase leakage of grafting materials from the treated defect.  After a healing period of 5 months, an implant was placed in position #30 with further bone augmentation.

20. Computer Based Textural Evaluation of Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF) in Osseointegration of Oral Implants in Dental Panoramic Radiography

Concentrated growth factors (CGF) have positive impact in the field of regenerative medicine. The osseointegration properties of CGF around loaded oral implants were evaluated in this study by means of computerized textural analysis in Panoramic Radiographs.  All selected features achieved Area- Under-Curve (AUC) values within 0.77–0.81 range in the group with CGF employment and manage to capture the significant temporal textural differentiation that can be attributed to CGF properties.

30. Extraction and Immediate Placement of Dental Implants in Mandibular Anterior Site with Delayed Prosthetic Loading Protocol in a Chronic Generalized Periodontitis Patient: A Case Report

In last few decades, implant dentistry has emerged as a fully accepted discipline in dentistry. During this period of development, its concepts, treatment modalities and material science have undergone tremendous changes. The key to successful restorative driven implant therapy is appropriate examination, diagnosis and treatment planning to achieve optimal functional and esthetic results.

Computer Guided Full Arch Immediately Loaded Dental Implants

Monday, February 27th, 2017

6. Computer Guided Full Arch Treatment Modality for the Edentulous Patient: A Case Report

Successful outcomes in the field of implantology often involve an amalgamation of good planning, execution of surgery and finally, accurate prosthetic rehabilitation. In the planning phase, it is possible for the surgeon to interact dynamically with a 3D reconstruction of the actual case scenario. The exact angulations and on the placement of implants can be pre-determined virtually. The virtual plan is then transferred to the clinical setting through the fabrication of a surgical guide. Advances in the prosthetic framework designs especially for a full arch implant reconstruction have led to superior final outcomes for both the patient and the clinician.

16. An Updated Primer on the Utilization of Amnion-Chorion Allografts in Dental Procedures

While placentally derived allografts have been utilized in medical procedures for over 100 years, their use in dental procedures is relatively new with only 10 years of continuous history. As in medical procedures, the initial applications of placental grafts in dental procedures were with amnion products. More recently, however, advanced placental allografts such as laminated amnion-chorion products have displaced the use of amnion-only products. The
addition of a chorion layer to amnion allograft has produced a number of improvements over amnion alone including increased thickness of the membrane and a 20-fold increase in growth factor content.

38. Full Mouth Rehabilitation of Completely Edentulous Patient with Full Arch Screw-Retained Prosthesis: A Case Report with 4 Year Follow Up

In completely edentulous patient’s rehabilitation with screw retained full arch fixed implant supported prosthesis, the achievement passive fit of superstructure to the implants is considered as major challenge to prosthodontist. This passive fit is supposed to be one of the most vital requirements for the maintenance of the osseointegration, otherwise unfavorable complications is expected. In this case report, full mouth rehabilitation of patient with all on-4 implant prosthesis was described.

46. A Review of Photofunctionalization of Dental Implants

UV photofunctionalization of titanium implants has shown promising results of the treatment outcomes. Photofunctionalized implants have shown promising findings in regards to bone implant contact, Osteoblast response & implant stability; hence opening up the avenue to be incorporated in daily implant practice. This article summarizes the findings of all the recent in vivo & in vitro research conducted.

Novel Ridge Augmentation Prior to Implant Treatment

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

6. A Novel Combination Approach to Ridge Augmentation Procedure in a Severely Infected Alveolus Prior to Implant Supported Restorative Treatment: A Case Report

Acute and chronic odontogenic infections present a significant challenge to effective ridge augmentation procedures prior to dental implant placement. Medical ozone/ oxygen (MOZO) is an anti ineffective therapy that has experienced a resurgence in recent years for treating a variety of medical and dental infections. Recent data has suggested that PRF can be used as a barrier membrane in regeneration procedures. Within the limitation of this study, MOZO has the potential as an adjunct antiinfective therapy combined with the regenerative potential of PRF barrier membrane, providing a novel approach to ridge augmentation in an infected and severely resorbed alveolus.

16. Assessment of Risk Indicators of Peri-implant Diseases Among a Group of Sudanese Subjects Attending Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital: A Hospital Based Cross-sectional Study

Data indicate that complications of dental implant occur in about 50% of patients after 5 years of function. Peri-implant disease following successful integration of an endosseous implant consider as biological complication of dental implant. Peri-implant diseases may affect the peri-implant mucosa only (peri-implant mucositis) or also involve the supporting bone (peri-implantitis). This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of peri implant diseases in Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital (KDTH) and to assess implants/patients characteristics as possible risk indicators for peri-implant diseases.

26. Efficacy of Biograft (β Tricalcium Phosphate) in Alveolar Ridge Preservation: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of biograft (β tricalcium phosphate) in alveolar ridge preservation. Guided Bone Regeneration is a successful method of alveolar ridge preservation and that synthetic bone substitute (β- TCP) with a collagen membrane can be usefully utilized for this purpose.

34. A New Standard Classification System for Dental Implant Drills and Role of Implant Drills in Successful Osseointegration

Implant drills use is so common now a days and clinicians are aware about implant drills of the system which they are using. It is demand of the time that we should formulate a classification system to categories these drills for ease to remember and identification. Attempts have been made through this article to shed some light on various types of implant drills along with a simplified system of their classification. Another aspect included in this article is various factors influencing the drilling process and causing overheating in osteotomy site.