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Occlusion: Teeth vs. Implants

Whether we're talking about teeth or implants, occlusion can be a tricky thing. So in this article we highlight their key differences in regards to occlusion...

| 3 days ago

Immediate vs. Delayed Implant Loading

In this article, Dr. Jeff Bonk discusses considerations for deciding whether to immediately load an implant or delay placement.

| 2 weeks ago

How Many Implants in the Edentulous Maxilla?

When treatment planning implants in the edentulous maxilla, how many do you need? Dr. Doug Benting investigates.

| 1 month ago

Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.

| 1 month ago

How to Uncover an Implant 101

This article discusses multiple methods of uncovering an implant during second stage surgery for ideal tissue esthetics.

| 2 months ago

Should You Probe Dental Implants?

Proper evaluation of dental implants, with baseline information that includes probing, is necessary when making a determination of health or disease.

| 2 months ago

Using Digital Guides to Replace a Missing Tooth with an Implant

Precise placement and exact execution are critical to a successful implant-based restoration. Learn how to utilize digital surgical guides to ensure a...

| 2 months ago

Using Implant Surgical Guides: Part I

Dr. John Carson explains the value of taking the time to fabricate an implant surgical guide.

| 3 months ago

Maxillary Prosthesis Retained by Two Dental Implants

There are pros and cons to using only two dental implants when retaining maxillary prostheses.

| 8 months ago

Implants: Screw-Retained vs. Cement-Retained

Dr. Gregg Kinzer compares both screw-retained and cement-retained implant options.

| 9 months ago

Achieving Soft Tissue Development in the Anterior

Discover how to achieve soft tissue support around an implant in the anterior using digital dentistry.

| 11 months ago

Just the Basics Please, Part I: Implant Parts and Pieces 101

Part 1 in a series of articles by Dr. Jeff Lineberry to help dentists feel more comfortable about dental...

| 1 year ago