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Implant Dentistry

by Dr. Ed Kusek
Dr. Ed Kusek shares the case study of the first patient treated through a program developed by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation—a 73-year-old veteran who received five new implants and a zirconium hybrid appliance.
September 2022
by Drs. Jarron Tawzer and Joshua Nagao
Drs. Jarron Tawzer and Joshua Nagao lay out four keys of platelet-rich fibrin treatments and how general dentists can easily fold this fascinating option into future implant and grafting cases.
July 2022
While the patient is happy with the outcome, this Townie looks for answers as to why this implant result wasn’t more ideal.
May 2022
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite dental services and products, we tallied the results. Now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
December 2021
by Dr. Howard Farran
Fresh off a visit to a Townie’s practice in New Mexico, Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran discusses why young dentists need to become proficient at molar endo and implant treatments.
April 2022
by Dr. LeRoy Horton
Dr. LeRoy Horton explores three common risk factors for peri-implantitis and explains why dentists should shift their preliminary concern when placing implants from concern about immediate success to a long-term vision that includes risk assessment and patient-specific treatment modifications.
June 2022
With our monthly dental poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results on implants.
August 2021
by Dr. Christopher M. Bingham
Dr. Christopher Bingham— a Townie periodontist who practices in Austin, Texas—discusses the robotically guided system he uses to help him surgically place dental implants. “Location, depth and angulation are all controlled down to a fraction of a millimeter,” says Bingham, who recently used the device to place implants in Teeth 3, 4 and 5 in conjunction with a sinus lift—a close proximity that’s a challenge even for specialists.
January 2021
by Dr. LeRoy Horton
Dr. LeRoy Horton, a board-certified implantologist with two practices in the greater Seattle area, takes readers through a step-by-step process of performing an immediate implant placement in the anterior maxilla, with discussion of specific principles that will aid in surgical, restorative and aesthetic success.
January 2021
by Dr. LeRoy Horton
Dr. LeRoy Horton shares a case that illustrates immediate dental implant placement on the mandibular first molar, which he considers to be an ideal site for clinicians to begin immediate implant practice.
May 2021
by Dr. Neal Patel
Dr. Neal Patel discusses how digital technology has changed clinical dentistry and illustrates how the components of a digital platform can cut the number of patient visits required for complex implant placement treatment by more than half, from eight visits to just three.
June 2021
by Dr. Charles Schlesinger
Dr. Charles Schlesinger demonstrates how to remove fractured abutment screws in implants with nonstandard connections.
July 2021
by Dr. LeRoy Horton
Dr. LeRoy Horton’s latest implants CE course for Dentaltown delves into beginning-level guided bone regeneration, discussing specific strategies that will aid in surgical, restorative and aesthetic success.
August 2021
by Dr. Robin Henderson
A fully digital workflow “allows so many opportunities for solving problems in new ways,” says Dr. Robin Henderson, who likes how it gives her both control and creativity when it comes to treating patients—not just in the restorations themselves but even more so in treatment planning. She shares a case study to illustrate the process, from intraoral scans and CBCT imaging through 3D printing of models and aligners and CAD/CAM-produced implants.
December 2021
The votes are in—the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the top spots for 2017.
December 2017
Townies offer a peer some great ideas, and a hefty bag of tricks to help with this misadventure.
June 2018
Townies discuss when and whether placing implants is worth it.
August 2018
by Dr. Gary Radz
Dr. Gary Radz discusses the indications for using open-tray or closed-tray impression techniques for implant cases.
June 2018
by Dr. Gordon Christensen
Dr. Gordon Christensen shares how, and when, to connect implants to natural teeth.
December 2018
The periapical hints at a doomed implant, but the bitewing shows another story for this 19-year-old patient. Townies discuss whether this is a defect, a less-than-ideal finish or just a misread
August 2019
by Dr. Jeff Scott
Dr. Jeff Scott discusses the importance of occlusion in implants, including why bite force needs to be evaluated especially with implants, what technology can help assess this, and what dental professionals can do if they don’t have access to certain technologies.
April 2019
by Dr. Bobby Birdi
Dr. Bobby Birdi discusses digital implant therapy, and shares cases with differing degrees of clinical difficulty.
June 2019
by Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MDS, PhD
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, discusses many of the possible reasons for implant failure, and encourages the preservation of natural tooth.
October 2019
by Drs. Arun K. Garg and Gregori M. Kurtzman with Drs. Renato Rossi Jr., Maria del Pilar Rios and La
Drs. Arun Garg and Gregori Kurtzman discuss augmenting a lateral ridge by using a decalcified cortical bone plate for implant site preparation.
February 2020
by Dr. Jay B. Reznick
Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. Jay B. Reznick reiterates that there’s a lot more to successfully placing implants than just drilling some holes. He shares some examples that required his expertise as an oral surgeon to address, and the takeaways that general dentists should apply to cases in their own practice.
August 2020
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