Design Consideration for an Implant Bar

I must admit, when it comes to designing and fabricating an implant bar, I get a little lazy.  I do all the initial planning, making sure I take a good impression capturing both the implant information and the soft tissue information.  I go through my usual steps for taking jaw relati
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Introducing Abutment Retrieval Instrument for Implants with Conical Connection

Today I want to talk about this specific instrument I learned about while having to retrieve a broken zirconia abutment.  If you have read some of my previous posts, one of my most read posts has to do with broken implant screw removal.  In my practice, I get referred for many implant
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Considerations for Young Patients Requiring Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone

Treating young patients with missing teeth in the anterior area has very unique challenges.  They can be missing anterior teeth for different reasons, most commonly from trauma or from congenital reasons.  And often times, they are growing physically and learning to manage their emoti
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Unusual Method of Retrieving a Locked Implant Denture

When I was in first year prosthodontic residency, one of my mentors said to us as residents, that before we graduate, all of us will have lock our dentures once while picking up the attachments chairside.    Well somehow I managed to never lock a denture during my three year residency
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Finding Love in the Dental Office

Today is Valentine’s Day and I want use this opportunity to share some incredible love stories I have witnessed over the years working as a dentist.  OK. I know!  Who would expect to find love in the dental office?  In fact, most people hate going to the dentists.  But the truth is, f
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Cheek Biting After Posterior Teeth Replacement With Implants

Happy New Year!  I have been really busy the last few months because I accepted a part time teaching position at the University of Toronto.  So between preparing course materials, managing my practice and with two active boys at home, I haven’t had a lot of time to keep up with my blo
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What You Need to Know about Chairside Implant Attachment Pick up Procedures?

With the increasing use of implants in replacing missing teeth, their use can also be extended to retaining and supporting removable prosthesis.  If the patient already has an existing removable denture, one way is to convert the denture to an implant supported one.  There are many wa
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What Is Your Backup Plan For Your Anterior Implant Restoration?

What Is Your Backup Plan For Your Anterior Implant Restoration? I had two interesting cases in the past two months which made me rethink how I should manage my anterior implant cases.  One case involved two implant crowns 11 21 that I restored a few years ago.  The patient is a very b
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Steps to Simplify Your Implant Supported Restorations

It has been a very cold winter in Toronto this year and many people in my family have been hit with a flu and so my household has not been very festive this holiday season.  In any case, I wish everyone had a great holiday and wish all a great 2018. As a prosthodontist, it is not unus
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A Review of Implant Screw Fractures: Causes and Their Methods of Retrieval

Please visit the following link for the article that was published in the Oral Health Journal Nov 2017 A Review of Implant Screw Fractures- Causes and Their Methods of Retrieval Please check out my other posts too.  Thanks for reading!
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