Tag: Periostium

Implants on 3D mandibular reconstruction

Dear Colleagues, A couple of months ago we saw a case of mandibular reconstruction with tunnel access, which you can view in full at: Gaining height in the posterior mandible. After waiting for 5 months, we performed dental implant surgery, using a modified Kazanjian Vestibuloplasty access to allow us to gain adhered gum and place the…
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Lower overdenture: improving soft tissues

4 weeks ago, we saw the case of a patient with 4 dental implants in the mandible, who had extensive bone defects. We explanted 2 implants and placed 4 new dental implants in the mandible for a lower overdenture. You can view the case at: Lower overdenture: explantation and implantation. After waiting 3 months for the osteointegration of the…
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Gaining height in posterior mandible

The following 38-year-old non-smoking patient with no relevant medical history was referred to us. She had had three implants placed and following an infection, had lost two of them – leaving the defect visible in the photograph. We considered the possibility of short implants or mandibular reconstruction plus the placement of standard implants. With the…
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One case, three techniques: Block + Regeneration + Sinus lift

This 55-year-old patient made an appointment with us for the placement of a fixed prosthesis, after years of having a removable prosthesis in the upper maxilla, retained with attachments, that had now failed. He had no relevant medical history, so we proceeded to request a CT scan. With it, we observed that he needed three…
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Vestibuloplasty: Improving soft tissues

A 50-year-old male ex-smoker came to us, currently undergoing Eutirox treatment for hyperthyroidism and requesting a fixed prosthesis. Upon examination, we observed that after years of edentulism, the quantity of adhered gum had been diminishing along with the buccal bone, important for protecting the neck of the implant from impacted food.