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Socket Shield

socket shield

Socket shield dental implant treatment Socket shield is a technique for placing dental implants that is thought to possibly save facial or buccal bone by maintaining the PDL and it’s corresponding blood supply. The root fragment can be on the buccal, interproximal, or the entire circumferential coronal aspect of the tooth socket. Socket shield technique […]

Biohorizons PEEK abutment seated

Image of a Biohorizons PEEK contour healer

Looking to see if your Biohorizons PEEK temporary abutment is seated on your x-ray? Is your Biohorizons PEEK abutment seated? Biohorizons PEEK temporary abutment is radiolucent thus it does not show on you x-ray.  This makes it tough to know if it is fully down. Unfortunately, there is no website in existence like What Implant […]

Advantages of Dental Implants

Advantages of dental implants.

Advantages of Dental Implants Advantages of dental implants are fairly well known to dentists but the average patient may not know them. If you lost a tooth years ago, that tooth likely has a bridge or denture. Today, there are other options you can pursue and one of those options, is dental implants. Dental implants […]

All on 4 Vs Dentures

All on 4 Vs Dentures

All on 4 Vs Dentures All on 4 vs dentures is a question we here often. The all on 4 (AO4) is the trademark dentists give to dentures that attach permanently to your jaw by four implants. Dentists often use the same  acrylic, the same as traditional dentures. All on 4 consists of a denture […]

Board certified implant dentist

Board certified implant dentist

What is a board certified implant dentist? Board certified implant dentist is something that several of the major dental implant organizations have been working towards for decades. I feel the ADA should have addressed this years ago but water under the bridge now. Letter from AAID explaining how this came to be. AAID Board Certification […]

Zirconia dental implants

zirconia dental implant abutment

What are zirconia dental implants? Zirconia dental implants are similar to titanium dental implants except they are made from a zirconia ceramic instead of a titanium alloy. Who can get zirconia dental implants? Well anyone can get a zirconia dental implant but the real question is who should get a zirconia dental implant.  The answer […]

Resonance Frequency Analysis

wheaton dental implant

Resonance Frequency Analysis Resonance Frequency Analysis or RFA is used to test the stability of a dental implant.  This non-invasive test is based on lateral forces being applied to a dental implant with a vibrating transducer.  It has been asserted that RFA corresponds to micro-motion of dental implants.   Unfortunately, implant length and macro-design impact […]

Dental implant survival rate definition success rate definition


Dental implant survival rate definition and dental implant success rate definition The definition of implant survival rate is the number of implants in place over the number of dental implants that were placed.  As long as they are still in place they are considered to be surviving. The definition of implant success rate varies.  One […]

Dental implant problems

dental implant problems

What are some common dental implant problems? Loose dental implant abutment screw This one is a fairly easy fix unless in the front of the mouth and access to the screw is not straight forward.  The hard part is figuring out why the screw is loose.  Most often it is a lateral excessive contact.  The […]

Cement sepsis

cement sepsis on abutment

Cement sepsis – What is it? Cement sepsis is an infection and inflammation resulting from dental cement being around the crown abutment margin.  The body doesn’t like the rough surface as it harbors bacteria.  Since the body can not expel it, bone resorbs as an attempt to get away.  If we do not treat cement […]