A tissue-enhancing adjustable device having an abutment assembly and an coronally adjustable coping assembly adapted to fit virtually all dental implant devices. The coping assembly has a rotatable coping adjuster and a threaded section thereon extending from its bottom toward its top and being in mating cooperation with a threaded bore on the abutment assembly. A tension device on the coping adjuster is adapted to exert tension on the coping assembly in an coronal direction and away from the abutment assembly at all times, particular during the adjustment process. The outer surface of the coping assembly has an annular skirt adjacent to a lower section which is of a roughened texture up to a point above the annular skirt. This facilitates better tissue growth around a post-operative site and permits adherence of tissue to the coping assembly and further permits future coronal adjustments without disturbing the tissue.
Immediate loading of implants with hybrid prostheses may be beneficial for patients with failing dentition. The success of computer-based planning of implant position and production of stereo-lithographic surgical templates has also been demonstrated. Alternatively, 3D stereo-lithographic models may be used for implant treatment planning, however long-term data has not yet been reported. The aim of this non-interventional, retrospective case series was to evaluate the outcome of immediately loaded implants in patients with failing dentitions that require bone tablingusing a bone reduction guide and a surgical guide manufactured directly on 3D models.
This life-changing process has been shown to restore self-esteem and even the overall health of a PermaDontics patient. Virtually overnight, patients can return to a healthy nutritious diet, which they may have been prevented from due to missing teeth, decaying teeth or poorly fitting dentures. Many patients report enjoying eating again and that they regain their confidence to smile and re-engage socially.
The Esthetic Alliance Program is designed to enhance the comfort level of clinicians who routinely utilize dental implants within their dental practice. As part of the Esthetic Alliance Program, attending clinicians are encouraged to provide a case that he or she will restore during the module. The full program is organized into four modules based on the unique treatment indication: missing posterior single tooth, missing anterior single tooth, partially edentulous, and the edentulous arch. Each Module is presented over several sessions in a small group setting, to stimulate interactive learning.
The standard three- to six-month healing time for implants is no longer an absolute. In selected cases, it is now possible to load the implants in fewer than two months; and, in some cases, immediate loading is possible. This article contains a case study showing that with careful patient selection, immediate loading appears to be an acceptable technique.