controversial issues on implant dentistry

Biomaterials: which to use and when?

In a significant proportion of cases, bone availability is insufficient to allow implant placement. One solution is to collect the patient's bone from a different location (autogenous) and graft the area to augment. Even today this is one of the most commonly used procedures. However, it is time consuming, technique sensitive, and requires extra training....

Where are we now?

El pasado 22 de febrero el Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro y la Dra. Marta Serrat participaron como ponentes en el congreso de Implantología celebrado en Rumanía. Where are we now?, parte del título de la ponencia del Dr. Hernández Alfaro recoge la esencia innovadora del congreso; ¿Dónde estamos? ¿A dónde podemos llegar? Junto con otros...

Limitations of guided bone regeneration

Guided bone regeneration (GBR) refers to the techniques and procedures indicated in the guided growth of new bone at sites with insufficient dimensions or volumes of bone. Nowadays, GBR techniques are mainly indicated in the oral cavity to support new bone growth on an alveolar ridge to enhance the site for a future stable placement...

Should we really care about peri-implantitis? Can it be successfully treated?

Replacing a patient's lost teeth is nowadays considered to be as important as obtaining a good esthetic outcome and maintaining implants in adequate health and function. The literature shows that as the number of dental practices where implants are placed increases, the cases of infection and loss of implants associated with infection increase. The oral cavity harbors a diverse...

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