The first implant I placed was a Branemark MK3 implant, which was an external hex implant. This was in 2002, almost two decades ago. At the time, I had to learn so many different screw drivers because the company had a driver for so many different prosthetic components. There was a
As a prosthodontist, many people really have no idea what I do. However, when I say that I am a dentist, then they know that I look at teeth. But what I really like to tell them is that I change peoples’ life by giving them back their smile, by restoring their self-esteem and allowing
Whether it is from trauma, infection or congenital reason, when front teeth are missing or non restorable, unlike any other area, there is a strong desire for the patient to replace them. And many times, the most suitable treatment option often involves the use of dental implants. To
Since I started writing these posts, I saw in increase in referral from my colleagues with implant related complications. Many of their patients have received treatment outside North America with different implant systems and treatment philosophies. As I am seeing more of these comp
Whenever there is a prosthetic complication in implant restorations, it can be frustrating for both the dentist and the patient. I started my initial post with describing how I deal with broken implant screws. Then I followed up with a post describing possible causes for broken screws
This post is a continuation of my previous two posts. My initial post talked about how I deal with broken screws. Then I expanded on some of the possible causes for broken screws in my following post, dealing specifically with issues with inserting single tooth implant restorations.
My last post on how I manage broken screws was such a big hit that I think I covered a topic that many people are interested in. It gives me great pleasure to know the little tricks I learned from my mentors and the ones I discovered by myself can be beneficial to others. I thought
In my practice, I get some referrals for handling broken screws. And if you have worked with dental implants long enough, you may run into a situation in dealing with broken screws you caused or someone else has caused. I don’t claim to be an expert in dealing with broken screws but