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Gain keratinized tissue pre-implant surgery

keratinized tissue regeneration

A method to gain keratinized tissue pre-implant surgery Many premolars and canines lack much keratinized tissue and may benefit from this procedure.  Would be good when have such a tooth that fractures at gumline.  Some of these teeth may be considered for PET.  If the tooth fractures to below gumline during attempt to luxate for […]

Surgical flap for a dental implant

dental implants

Surgical flap options for dental implants Surgical flaps around dental implants are important if you hope to maintain natural looking tissue and papilla. The modified dental implant surgical flap. This flap can help form form a papilla between two dental implants. Side by side implant uncovering The esthetic buccal flap or aesthetic buccal flap for […]

Implant showing

wheaton dental implant

A dental implant showing can be an esthetic or biological issue or both. Dental implants that are above the gumline and you can see are an issue. If the threads are exposed it will be difficult to clean and cause biological issues. If you can see the metal it will cause an esthetic issue. How […]

Making a custom impression coping

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Custom impression coping to capture soft tissue emergence If doing many units together check steps at bottom. Indirect method of custom impression coping Spyropoulou 2009 Remove custom temp Screw it on lab analog Seat entire assembly in bite reg PVS Remove custom temp Place Impression coping (may need to alter to seat fully) Place autopolymerized […]

(Immediate) Temporize Dental Implant


Screw retained Immediate implant temporary Fully digital Lab fabricates temporary crown with seating wings and hollow center Temp abutment is seated and temp crown is tried on offer it to check for full seating Once confirmed temp crown is luted to temp abutment intro-orally. Entire screw retained temp is now removed, refined, and polished. Dentistry […]

Emergence Profile


Proper emergence profile fabrication steps Getting a proper emergence profile is a combination of proper implant depth and proper temporary shape placement at the proper time. It is much easier to maintain a nice emergence profile from an immediate extraction and placement rather than to rebuild one. What a proper emergence profile looks like. A […]