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Dental Articles on Occlusion, Centric Relation, Restorative Dentistry & More

Webinar | The Socket: Inside and Out

One of the most challenging areas in implant dentistry is managing a socket post-extraction.

Specifically, the challenge in how to maintain the socket to allow for an ideal foundation for future implant placement. This webinar will look at the extraction socket from all angles including the biology and how it changes to ways to preserve the socket. Grafting materials and suturing techniques will be discussed along with a video demonstration of a socket preservation on a model.

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Webinar: Quarterbacking Full Mouth Implant Solutions

Learn how to build a team with a common vision for successful restorative and surgical planning process.

We will be learning how to successfully quarterback full mouth implant solutions using a restoratively driven interdisciplinary approach. We will look at everything from how to build the team with a common philosophy to the successful restorative and surgical planning process.

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Webinar: When Things Don't Go As Planned

Learn how to deal with the timing of treatment, sequencing and stage treatment protocols.

What do you do when things do not go as planned? Have you ever had an implant fail in the middle of treatment? This presentation will cover how unexpected changes impact the timing of treatment as well as sequencing and staged treatment protocols.

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Webinar: Immediate Provisionalization for Long Term Success

Provide a great service to your patient by guiding the esthetic and functional outcomes and creating long term clinical success.

Implant dentistry has been in demand and a great solution for single and full-arch tooth replacement. Technology has made placement and restoration more efficient but yet we all don't have access to some of these tools. With some back to basics principles in provisional fabrication you can provide a great service to your patient by guiding the esthetic and functional outcomes and creating long term clinical success. Understanding the contour requirements, placement needs and aspect of an ideal implant provisional as well as managing the patients' expectations will allow for long term success.

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Webinar: To Graft or Not To Graft?

How to integrate periodontal mucogingival issues alongside comprehensive dental treatment planning and treatment.

The presence of attached gingival tissue plays an important role in attaining and maintaining periodontal health. Gingival anatomy and the etiology, diagnosis, and maintenance of gingival recession will be reviewed, followed by the various corrective mucogingival and grafting procedures. A discussion will include the integration of periodontal mucogingival issues to comprehensive dental treatment planning and treatment.

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Implant vs. Natural Teeth

One of the most important and obvious differences between implants and teeth is the lack of the Periodontal Ligament (PDL). The PDL contains mechanoreceptors that help determine the amount of force being applied to a tooth. This helps act as a safety mechanism for the tooth, so that it is not overloaded with stress.

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2 Considerations of Treatment Planning a Maxillary Implant Prosthesis

When we have patients with an existing maxillary denture who want to transition to some type of implant prosthesis, there are many things to consider when we are treatment planning these types of cases. Number of implants, A/P spread, and vertical space are a few important clinical decisions that must be made. The decision to do a fixed or removable prosthesis, however, can be patient driven, meaning, most patients will want a fixed prosthesis if given the choice.

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Developing Your Implant Team

As general dentists, when we think about developing our implant team and with some training, we can get comfortable with all aspects of this. If only one person has to visualize the case all the way through, it makes a little bit easier. We are going to start with our usual data, our photos and all the things that we would do to do our occlusal analysis. We should add a CBCT to this process and begin to figure out where the tooth or the teeth will be in space, so we can start our reverse engineering process.

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