International Journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry

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2015 | April | Volume 1 | Issue 1

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Hariharan Annapoorni, Durga Prasad Tadi

Computed Tomography: Its Importance in Treatment Planning for Implants

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:1 - 7]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1026  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Use of dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth has rapidly increased in the dental profession. To obtain long-term success of the dental implants, it is necessary that the implants be placed in the host site after thorough assessment of the site. Such an assessment can be done only by advanced imaging procedures, such as computed tomography (CT). An in-depth knowledge of interpretation of the imaging modality is necessary before treatment planning the situation. It is the aim of this paper to analyze different clinical situations in CT, the method of interpreting the same and comparing the interpretation with existing clinical situation. Also, in the process, it has been described how a clinician could go wrong when solely dependent on two-dimensional (2D) imaging modalities.



Mamta Rathod, SP Dange, AN Khalikar, SA Khalikar

Immediate Loading of Dental Implants: Survival and Success Rate

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:6] [Pages No:8 - 13]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1027  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


The traditional implant protocols have several disadvantages, like extensive treatment time, multiple surgeries, and need to wear a removable restoration, leading to patient inconvenience. Thus, these protocols need to be re-evaluated to pioneer newer techniques that will save time and increase comfort. Immediate loading of oral implants could potentially serve this purpose. The aim of this review is to compare the survival and success rates of immediately loaded single-tooth dental implants with those of conventionally loaded dental implants based on the highest level of evidence obtained from prospective studies and prospective controlled trials. Studies included in this review were identified in the current literature manually and by electronic search. Only clinical data on root-form or cylindrical threaded oral implants were included. The assemblage of the current literature shows that controlled studies using several different approaches to immediate loading have demonstrated high implant survival and success rates. However, more highlevel evidence-based studies are desirable to demonstrate the relative merits of immediate loading compared with conventional loading in all potential applications.



Eldo Koshy, Sunitha Raj Philip

Dental Implant Surfaces: An Overview

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:9] [Pages No:14 - 22]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1028  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Integration of the dental implant depends on the characteristics of the surface. Implant surfaces must dynamically interact with both the hard and soft tissues. This article reviews the methods used for surface texturing of the titanium dental implants; describing the popular techniques used for additive, subtractive and other methods of surface modifications.



Gurinder (Gary) Wadhwa

Successful Integration of Implantology Service in Your Practice

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:23 - 27]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1029  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


This article helps you to learn how to implement powerful, scientifically based project management principles into their practice. The story provides a relatable way to understand the approach presented, which encourages dentists and their staff to resist complicated management strategies and cost-cutting techniques and instead implement commonsense measures based on an understanding of the cause and effect that occurs when changes are made in a practice. Basic ideas to increase your implant practice or integrating it into routine as well as tips for the improvement of the productivity for ‘Building a rewarding practice and a balanced life’.



Paresh R Kale

Edentulous Case with an Implant-supported Prosthesis for a Patient with Severe Atrophy

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:28 - 34]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1030  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


An edentulous patient with severe residual ridge resorption with existing complete denture prosthesis desires improvement in function and comfort. This is a case report of step by step procedure for an implant-supported prosthesis for mandibular arch with severe resorption.



Paresh R Kale

Implant-supported Fixed Rehabilitation of Partially Edentulous Maxilla and Mandible

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:9] [Pages No:35 - 43]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1031  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Partially edentulous patient has severe problems with existing fixed partial dentures. This is a case report of implant-supported fixed rehabilitation of a partially edentulous dentition with failing fixed partial dentures.



William D Nordquist, David J Krutchkoff

Recurrent Peri-implant Infection: A Case Report suggesting Origin from an Infected Palatal Root of a Clinically Asymptomatic and Radiographically Normal Appealing Adjacent Molar Tooth

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:44 - 47]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1032  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


A case is herewith reported in which a dental implant was immediately placed in an extraction socket of tooth no. 4 and, shortly later, exhibited signs of infection. The local area and implant were treated with standard local measures in addition to completion of a root canal procedure on an adjacent suspect tooth no. 5. In spite of this treatment scheme, the area again exhibited obvious clinical signs of infection during the ensuing weeks. At this point, although previously thought to be within normal limits, the asymptomatic and radiographically normal tooth no. 3 was then considered as the probable source of local infection, and even though pulp testing of no. 3 suggested vitality, the tooth was nonetheless opened revealing a necrotic and fetid palatal pulp. Root canal procedures for tooth no. 3 were then initiated but not completed. The patient then returned to her original dentist who subsequently referred the patient to an endodontist for completion of the root canal treatment on tooth no. 3. It is important to evaluate adjacent teeth when peri-implantitis occurs. In this case, no radiographic or clinical evidence was present to alert the clinician that the source of the implant-associated infection was the palatal root of tooth no. 3.



Prithiviraj Jeyaraman, Shankar Iyer

An Effective Way to Minimize Accidental Ingestion or Inhalation of Implant Drivers: A Clinical Tip

[Year:2015] [Month:] [Volume:1] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:48 - 50]

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10004-1033  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


It is often a difficult situation, especially while removing the cover screw during the second stage in the maxillary molar regions where access is difficult and a tendency to orient the hex driver causes the slipping, leading to a possible ingestion or inhalation of the drivers. This clinical tip explains a simple clinical tip to prevent this accidental ingestion of the hex driver. By this method, accidental aspiration of the hex driver can be avoided even if the hex driver slips and falls into the patient's mouth. The hex driver can be secured properly by a ligature wire.


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