Implant drill speed

dental Implant drill speed

What dental implant drill speed is ideal? What are the benefits of different drill speeds? Dental implant drill speed is something that has a decent amount of research on it but the topic is still controversial. We feel the main reasons are that there are other factors that come into play and probably play a […]

Deep interproximal cavities

Deep interproximal cavities

Tips and tricks on how to fill deep interproximal cavities Deep interproximal cavities are tricky to repair for several reasons. So what can you do to make live easier on yourself when restoring deep decay? Bone removal Removing some bone in the area of the decay may be necessary. We have found doing a separate […]

Abutment fracture

zirconia fragment tool

The abutment of either a titanium or zirconia can fracture Dental implant abutment fractures can happen. There is certain situations that are more common. Zirconia dental implant abutments are far more likely to fracture Dentaltown thread on when a zirconia abutment breaks JPD study from 2017 from Saponaro showing the novel use of a plastic […]

2022

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

ADA dental code updates for 2022 ADA dental code updates by category. Most of the changes are nomenclature or grammar and we will not discuss those changes. Endodontic code changes for 2022 A new code for the temporary we place after doing a root canal now exists. The code is D3911. Also a dental code […]

Andrew’s bridge

andrews bridge

What is an Andrew’s bridge in dentistry? Andrew’s bridge is the name of a removable partial overdenture that uses teeth for support. Some appear to use implants as support as well. It appears and functions in a very similar manner to a Hadar bar. When is a good time to consider an Andrew’s bridge? When […]

Cheilitis

cheilitis

Are you suffering from cheilitis or lip inflammation? Cheilitis is a common issue that we dentists see on a regular basis. The vast majority of cases are minor can can be self limiting. What is cheilitis? Cheilitis means lip inflammation and most would just say chapped lips. There are many excellent images to help diagnosis […]

Healing abutment stuck

Healing abutment stuck

How to safely remove a stuck healing abutment A stuck healing abutment can be a little intimidating, especially the first few times you run into one. Often you are nervous you will torque the implant out. If that does happen with a stuck healing cap then the implant was not going to be successful anyway, […]

Dental implant failure

dental implant failure due to anterior cantilever

Common reasons for dental implant failure Dental implant failures can broadly be put into 3 categories; poor planning or execution by the doctor, mechanical failure, and host failure. Often there is a mixture of these reasons. Poor planning or execution by the doctor is the number one reason for a short term failure. Although we […]

Gum graft around implants

gum graft around dental implant

What are the options for a gum graft around dental implants? Gum graft around dental implants are something we do to increase the amount of healthy thick keratinized tissue. This may be more ideal to do before a dental implant. When is a gum graft around a dental implant beneficial? Although there is some debate […]

Interproximal space closure

walking tooth close interproximal space

Interproximal space closure between teeth Interproximal space closure between teeth can be accomplished with several methods, including a restorative option or the walking it forward technique. When do we see an interproximal space open between teeth? If you have done dentistry for awhile you have both seen this and had this happen to you. Typically […]

Cantilever dental bridge

cantilever dental bridge code

Cantilever dental bridge for a missing space Cantilever dental bridge is exactly as the name implies. It is a bridge that does not have a connection on both sides of the missing tooth. They can be in the front and back but typically the cantilever is going to be a premolar if we use this […]

Orantral fistula repair

oral antral fistula

Orantral fistula repair techniques Orantral fistula repairs can be challenging and the best thing to do is avoid them from occurring in the first place. What is an orantral fistula? An oroantral fistula is a connection or opening between the oral cavity and the maxillary sinus. Causes of orantral fistulas. While these can be developmental, […]

Closing black triangles teeth after braces

Closing black triangles teeth after braces

Closing black triangles between your teeth after braces Closing black triangles between your teeth after braces is easy with Bioclear! After receiving orthodontic treatment you may notice spaces in between your teeth that resemble a black triangle. Referred to as gingival embrasures, these spaces can result in cosmetic and dental hygiene issues. There are many […]