Dental implant treatment- associated complications, their prevention and management

Introduction to implant-associated complications Accidents and complication may happen during any surgical procedure. The effort that we can do to prevent these complications is a detailed treatment planning before stating the case and its appropriate execution. Although, we can’t totally eliminate the complications, but by doing this we can definitely minimize their frequency of occurrence.…

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Clinical procedure for dental implant placement

Introduction The most important factors determining the long-term success of dental implant treatment are an accurate diagnosis, a well-designed treatment plan, and a well-performed surgical protocol. The surgical protocol is developed after gathering detailed data which includes complete medical and dental history, clinical findings, photographs, mounted diagnostic casts and radiographs. It must be noted here…

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Treatment planning for an implant patient: A general overview

Introduction An accurate diagnosis and proper treatment planning make implant treatment a long term success. Clinical examination and mounted cast models give us information about the maxillomandibular relationship, available space, occlusion, inter-arch distance and relative parallelism. With the help of radiographic examination, the critical landmarks such as the mandibular canal, maxillary sinus, and roots of…

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Dental implants: Mandibular neurovascular considerations

Introduction to implant placement in the mandible An ideal alveolar ridge with adequate bone height and width is essential for successful dental rehabilitation. One of the most difficult surgical challenges for the implant surgery is severe resorption of the posterior mandible processes 1. The knowledge of the intra-osseous course of inferior alveolar nerve and vessels…

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