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Bone formation around dental implants

bone formation around dental implant

What is the process of bone formation around dental implants? Just so anyone reading this is aware, this is a reference for myself.  It will therefore contain technical and scientific terms regarding bone formation around dental implants.  If you are interested in more general information about dental implants check the link.   Major cell types […]

Dome barrier – Guided bone regeneration

Bioresorbable dome barrier bone graft

Bioresorbable dome barrier bone graft Dome barrier bone grafting technique is a guided bone regeneration tenting procedure. It uses slow resorbing pieces of suture material and a membrane to tent the soft tissue and allow the bone to form under. The dental code for the dome barrier grafting is the same as GBR, which is […]

Dental Veneers after failed dental implant

dental veneers

Bridge or Implant (after a failed dental implant)? Failed dental implant can be a MAJOR PIA for the patient, the doctor that placed the implant, and the restoring doctor (if different).  First off, there is the question of who’s fault is it?  Was the implant placed properly in the bone?  Was there cement left behind […]

Dental Implant Nerve Damage – Classify and treatment

imlpant or extraction nerve damage

Dental Implant Nerve Damage During surgery Dental Implant Nerve Damage is a known risk for dental implant surgery.  It can occur at several different stages of the dental implant procedure. Diagnosing the cause of the injury is very important for how you treat the injury. Dental Implant Nerve Damage Description and classification is found below […]

Bone graft using PRF for dental implants

Wrinkle and pain elmination

PRF and Botox and Dermal fillers Dr. Bauer attended the AGD course on oral medicine where was able to get more hands on experience with PRF for bone grafting and dental implants.  This was similar to his training taken at the Pikos Institute.  He also was able to use Dysport for wrinkle elimination and muscle […]

Dental bone graft code CDT

bone graft code

Looking for Dental Bone Graft Codes (CDT Codes)? Dental bone graft code that we use for each individual situation. Bone Graft Code for Periodontal Defects D3428 / D3429 Bone graft in conjunction with periradicular surgery D4263 / D4264, Bone Replacement Graft. CDT descriptor: “This procedure involves the use of osseous autografts, osseous allografts, or non-osseous […]

Box technique sonic weld PDLLA


This is a revolutionary new method of grafting and I am not sure of who in US is using.  It basically consists of building a resorbable wall or box, placing bone graft and pericardium membrane, and suturing closed.  It uses poly D,L-lactide acid (PDLLA) mesh plates by KLS Martin Tuttlingen, Germany and PDLLA pins with […]

Block Allograft


Dental Block Allograft Dental block allograft is a bone graft that we use to build up a larger defect. Lazarus bone graft Lazarus bone graft is a name given to the technique that uses a block allograft with rh-BMP2. Dosage is 1.05mg for bone block up to 20mm long. Block Allograft research Block graft can […]

Socket preservation


Socket preservation Socket preservation techniques depend on both the severity of the graft site and the host response.  If there is no bone destruction a membrane alone will often be suffice.  If there is any bone destruction then FDBA and membrane use is recommended.  Post surgical care requires CHX rinse twice daily for 2 weeks […]

Ridge Expansion


Horizontal Ridge Expansion (ridge split) Horizontal ridge expansion is done with 3-5mm. 4mm min for Class 1-2 3mm min for Class 2-3 Flex case has little cortical and nice cancellous bone. How prevent rebound = wood screw not lag screw. BTI Ultrasonic General rules Ab 1 hour prior and 1 week CHX before and 1 […]

Sinus lift


Sinus lift Sinus lift information including research and step but step protocols. ADA dental codes for sinus lifts  Code 7951 lateral 7952 vertical What graft materials can you use in the sinus lift? You can place almost anything into the sinus because it has excellent bone regeneration ability. Things as simple as collagen sponges have […]

Guided Bone Regeneration

gbr vertical bone graft

GBR = Guided Bone Regeneration Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is a bone grafting technique that uses a barrier to create space for the patient’s native bone to form. Guide bone regeneration can use resorbable collagen membranes, titanium reinforced ePTFE, tiyanium mesh, and/or tenting screws. Guided Bone Regeneration ADA dental code The GBR dental code is […]