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STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The external contour of an implant and the magnitude of occlusal loading can have significant effects on the load transfer characteristics and may result in different bone failure rates for different implant systems. PURPOSE The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of external geometry and occlusal load magnitude on bone(More)
This article presents prospective four-year prosthetic results of the placement of 432 posterior freestanding, conventionally cemented prosthetic tooth implants in posterior edentulous spaces using the Bicon Dental Implants system (Bicon Dental Implants). Over four years, 0.74 percent of the abutments loosened, 0.5 percent of the abutments fractured, and(More)
Given the predictability of dental implant success, the attention of the scientific community is moving from descriptions of implant success toward a more detailed analysis of factors associated with implant failure. The purposes of this study were (1) to estimate the 1- and 5-year survival of Bicon dental implants and (2) to identify risk factors(More)
PURPOSE Dentoalveolar reconstructive procedures (DRPs) are commonly used to enhance deficient implant recipient sites. It is unclear, however, if these procedures are independent risk factors for implant failure. The specific aim of this study was to assess the use of DRPs as a risk factor for implant failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS To address the research(More)
The use of virtualization and cloud computing has changed the way we use computers. Virtualization is a method of placing software called a hypervisor on the hardware of a computer or a host operating system. It allows a guest operating system to run on top of the physical computer with a virtual machine (i.e., virtual computer). Virtualization allows(More)
Ameloblastoma is an odontogenic tumor of epithelial origin that manifests itself in the maxillofacial area with marked deformity. After removal of the tumor, prosthetic reconstruction may be challenging because of extensive tissue loss, which necessitates careful treatment planning. We describe a case in which a patient lost considerable supporting tissue(More)
Implant-supported overdentures have been advocated as an effective treatment option for edentulism. When compared with implant-retained fixed prostheses, clinicians may find them to be technically easier to provide. However, there are complications unique to overdentures that can be encountered before, during, and after the restoration phases. Managing(More)
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