Immediate versus early or conventional loading dental implants with fixed prostheses: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trialsImmediate loading of dental implants has gained widespread popularity because of its advantages in shortening treatment duration and improving esthetics and patient acceptance. However, whether immediate loading can achieve clinical outcomes comparable with those of early or conventional delayed loading is still unclear.
Accuracy of the evaluation of implant position using a completely digital registration method compared with a radiographic methodConventional radiographic methods are widely used to evaluate the clinical accuracy of implant position. However, such methods require a second computerized tomography (CT) scan and manual registration between presurgical and postsurgical CT data. The alignment errors cannot be calculated.
Fabricating an immediate denture for a medically compromised elderly patientFabricating an immediate denture (ID) in the conventional manner may be complicated and difficult. An alternative technique is described for the fabrication of an ID that eliminates the need for an interim prosthesis and reduces treatment time.
Immediate rehabilitation of the posterior maxilla with extensive sinus pneumatization with one axial and one trans-sinus tilted implant: A 3-year clinical report and a classificationImplant rehabilitation of the posterior maxilla can entail difficulties due to reduced bone quantity and poor bone quality, especially after long-term edentulism. In some patients, multiple surgeries are necessary, which may lead to higher patient morbidity and longer treatment times before a prosthetic rehabilitation can be achieved. This article presents an immediate fixed prosthesis in a posterior atrophic maxilla supported by 1 anterior axial implant and 1 posterior tilted fixture placed with an intrasinus insertion.
Treatment strategies for infraoccluded dental implantsSingle-tooth implants in the maxillary anterior region have the highest risk of esthetic complications from infrapositioning due to continuing maxillary growth and the eruption of adjacent teeth. Although the placement of anterior single-tooth implants should normally be postponed, particularly girls and young women with a hyperdivergent growth pattern, if an infraposition of an implant is present, then thorough examination and strategic planning are required. According to the severity, the strategic treatment options are as follows: simple retention; adjustment or replacement of the implant restoration, possibly including adjacent teeth; surgical implant repositioning by segmental osteotomy combined with osseodistraction; or submergence or removal of the implant.
Catastrophic failure of a monolithic zirconia prosthesisRecently, monolithic zirconia restorations have received attention as an alternative to zirconia veneered with feldspathic porcelain to eliminate chipping failures of veneer ceramics. In this clinical report, a patient with mandibular edentulism received 4 dental implants in the interforaminal area, and a screw-retained monolithic zirconia prosthesis was fabricated. The patient also received a maxillary complete removable dental prosthesis over 4 anterior roots. At the 18-month follow-up, all of the zirconia cylinders were seen to be fractured, and the contacting abutment surfaces had lost structural integrity.