According to the CDC, by the age of 50, Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth, including 3rd molars. Between the ages of 65-74, 26% have lost all of their teeth. The American College of Prosthodontists states there are over 36 million people in the U.S. that are completely edentulous. If we
Case 1: Socket preservation with non-resorbable PTFE membrane The patient presented for an emergency exam with pain and swelling that seemed to be emanating from tooth #30. A “J” shaped apical lesion and a buccal furcation probing depth of 12+ mm confirmed a fatal root fracture and the need for
Why do general dentists have a complex about placing implants? We do incredibly intricate and invasive procedures every day, yet most U.S. dentists are scared to death of placing a single implant. In Europe, general dentists place roughly 90% of the implants compared to 10% from specialists.
“The Partial Extraction Technique has its surgical challenges, but if performed correctly, can help eliminate many of the esthetic complications resulting from buccal bone atrophy and lost gingival architecture.” Case Presentation The patient is a 44 year old female with a