Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Diabetes Patients at Increased Risk for Dental Implant Complications
There are 422 million people world-wide living with diabetes. A new study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology analyzes systematic reviews to determine whether diabetes status affects implant survival rate and marginal bone loss.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Risk Factors for Bone Loss with Dental Prosthetics
In a new study recently published in the Journal of Oral Implantology, researchers evaluate the implant locator denture retention device to detect risk factors that contribute to bone loss. The information they learned can help clinicians make more informed decisions for long-term viability and patient comfort.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Evidence Behind Platelet-Rich Fibrin Use in Dental Procedures
In a study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology, researchers conduct a 15 year retrospective study of a new method of obtaining stable tissue and bone regeneration called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). Given their findings, they believe there needs to be a standardization of PRF protocols.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Novel Bone Augmentation Procedure Successful for Challenging Cases
In a new case study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology, researchers introduce a promising new method of dental reconstruction in treating a severely compromised mandible in a patient recovering from head and neck cancer.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Virtual Models and 3D Printing Improve Jawbone Regeneration
In a recent case letter published in the Journal of Oral Implantology, researchers describe a technique to create and position titanium mesh to improve guided bone regeneration.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Review Helps Clinicians Understand Dental Implant Complications
Peri-implantitis is a serious inflammatory condition that can cause extensive bone loss in dental implant patients. In a new study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology, researchers conduct a systematic review of scientific journal articles on peri-implantitis to better understand how to detect and treat the condition.
Friday, May 18, 2018
CAD-CAM Customization Leads to Lower Surgical Time and Complications
In a recent article in the Journal of Oral Implantology, researchers study the use of CAD-CAM technology to customize titanium mesh used in dental implant surgery. While many benefits have been noted, there are still complications relating to CAD-CAM customization that need to be addressed.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Data Shape Effectiveness of Dental Prostheses
In a recent study in the Journal of Oral Implantology, researchers focus on implant-supported fixed complete dental prostheses (IFDPs) that have been a growing alternative to traditional dentures. The retrospective study focused on patients’ oral health, quality of life and IFCDPs complications finding mixed results.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Removal of Exposed Titanium Mesh Leads to More Successful Dental Implants
A recent study in the Journal of Oral Implantology examines a new method for treating exposed titanium mesh on difficult cases of implantation where there is insufficient bone volume within the upper and lower jaw. In the new method the researchers show that by removing the exposed titanium mesh and leaving the remainder to continue the regenerative process, dental implantation can be more effective and successful.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Bisphosphonates Shown to Affect Dental Implant Surgery
When medication changes the structure of the jaw, oral implant failure can be a side effect. A recent article in the Journal of Oral Implantology examines the effects of bisphosphonates on dental implants in women with osteoporosis.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
New Technique Aims to Simplify Dental Bone Graft Procedures
A recent study in the Journal of Oral Implantology introduces a new technique to close bone graft areas. This new method has the potential to decrease treatment costs and avoid additional surgeries.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
New Surgical Procedure to Successfully Treat Peri-Implantitis
A study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology examines a novel surgical procedure to combat peri-implantitis. The authors conducted two case studies using a newly developed cleaning and regenerative surgical process.
Wednesday, April 25, 2017
Microthreaded Dental Implants Preserve Crestal Bone
A recent article in the Journal of Oral Implantology examines two different dental implant designs and their ability to reduce crestal bone loss. The researchers concluded that the addition of deeper threads on the implant allowed for more stabilization between the implant and the bone.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Causes Complications in Dental Implants
A recent study in the Journal of Oral Implantology investigates obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its affects on oral implants. The results show a strong correlation between OSA and oral prosthetic issues.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Even When Lower Jaw Implants Stick, Smoking Can Cause Problems
A recent study in the Journal of Oral Implantology focused on first-year success of dental implants in the lower jaw of heavy smokers. It was found that while heavy smoking did not affect the success of the surgery, it did cause the bone around the implants to heal more slowly than those patients who did not smoke.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Less Pain, More Gain: Simple Procedure Makes Implant Patients Smile
An article in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology presents two cases in which a simple technique is used to add soft tissue around an implant as it is placed. The inexpensive procedure is brief, improves the look and feel of the implant and possibly the length of its function.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Blade Implants Still Successful After 50 years
For nearly 50 years, the unique design of the blade implant and the ease of inserting it into a patient’s mouth have made it popular among oral surgeons. As the implant’s golden jubilee approaches, some of its original designers take a new look at a creation that has “passed the test of time.”
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
AAID announces the launch of the JOI Glossary of Terms, 2016 Edition
The JOI Glossary of Terms, 2016 Edition - a specialized collection of words, phrases, and definitions used in implantology, oral surgery, and general dentistry is available to view online now. The Glossary is a valuable resource for individuals looking to add implantology to their dental practice, students studying for standardized exams as well as veteran professionals within the community.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Biopsy Reveals Long-Term Changes to Synthetic Jaw Bone
A case report in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology analyzed the long-term effects of a specific synthetic bone substitute material. A bone sample was removed from the patient three years after a bone graft procedure involving the maxillary sinus. The authors examined the sample to see how well the synthetic material had been accepted.