Pterygoid implants: A brief introduction

Introduction Pterygoid implants are used in dental procedures to provide support in the posterior maxilla, particularly in cases where traditional implant placement is challenging due to bone resorption or sinus pneumatization. These implants engage the pterygoid plates of the sphenoid bone, offering several advantages such as avoiding sinus augmentation and providing immediate load-bearing capacity. The…

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Dental Implant Osseointegration: The Key to a Strong Foundation

Dental implants have revolutionized modern dentistry, providing a reliable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. At the heart of this success lies a remarkable process called¬†osseointegration. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of osseointegration, its significance, and how it ensures the stability and functionality of dental implants. What Is Osseointegration? Osseointegration¬†refers to…

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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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