Tag Archives: dental implant

Peri-implantitis, peri-implant mucositis, and peri-implant gingivitis


What is peri-implantitis? Peri-implantitis is similar to periodontal disease in that it has 2 phases; peri-implantitis which is similar to periodontitis and peri-implant mucositis which is similar to gingivitis. Periimplantitis is an inflammatory process with suppuration (pus) and/or bleeding with progressing bone loss after the adaptive phase. In other words after the implant has healed […]

Grafting nasopalatine canal

Grafting nasopalatine canal

Grafting nasopalatine canal for dental implant placement Grafting nasopalatine canal can be done at the time of dental implant placement or prior to placement. The decision on when to bone graft the area depends on the severity of the bone loss and the size of the nasopalatine canal. When to graft the nasopalatine canal Grafting […]

2 implants same patient


#12 significant soft tissue defect in area.  Placed implant deeper than would normally like and then bone graft and collagen membrane over it.  Probably could have left higher and let the bone graft do it’s work but this is fine just need a custom or maybe the 5mm stock abutment will even still work fine. […]

Surgical implant protocol 2-step


 Checklist (Christman Feb 2014 JADA) Treatment planning Verify perio status xray and probe Review diagnostic aids CBCT xrays etc ID key anatomy IAN, mental n, sinus, lingual concavity) Review medical history and meds Review treatment plan Check patient consent signed Check patient has copy treatment plan Intra operative Review medical history Vital signs if sedation […]

Treatment planning


Treatment planning Implant Supported Prosthesis First in series of 17 posts on this topic  –>Second post 4 main options for implant supported prosthesis Fixed ceramometal prosthesis Fixed detachable prosthesis Overdenture prosthesis Fixed removable prosthesis 1. Fixed ceramometal prosthesis=Fixed full arch implant bridges Cemented crowns on transmucosal abutments OR secured with screws directly into multi-unit abutments.  […]