A solution for replacing single missing lower incisors
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Top 5 anatomical differences between dental implants and teeth that influence treatment outcomes

Although dental implants typically have a high survival rate and are a superior treatment option to replace missing or hopeless teeth, they are not without complications. The literature is filled with a variety of well-documented problems associated with implants in the biological and mechanical spheres.

Many of the existing therapies used to treat diseased implants were developed from the treatment of natural teeth. However, because of the anatomical differences between teeth and implants, therapies that are successful in treating teeth may not enjoy the same success rate when used on diseased implants. This month, Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, and I have co-written an article that highlights five of the dissimilarities between teeth and implants, and describes how those factors can influence diagnosis and treatment.

Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

Original from Perio-Implant Advisory

Narrow-diameter implants: A solution for replacing single missing lower incisors

$subtitles.get($x) Most dentists dread having to replace single missing mandibular incisors due to the challenges involved. Peter Mann, DDS, FICOI, FAGD, presents two case studies demonstrating the success of narrow-diameter implants (mini-implants) for patients who "don't want a bridge" and were told they are not candidates for conventional dental implants.

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Silver diamine fluoride: The newest tool in your caries management toolkit (3 CE credits)

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