André P Saadoun

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In the anterior region, the successful replacement of a single tooth with an implant-supported restoration is one of the most difficult treatment options due to numerous functional and biological requisites. Such prostheses should also satisfy the increasing aesthetic demands of patients who expect the definitive restoration to mimic the natural dentition(More)
While single tooth replacement can be predictably accomplished using implant therapy, this procedure is challenging in the esthetic zone where numerous criteria must be evaluated by the restorative team. If the gingival and osseous architecture of the failing tooth is acceptable, the therapeutic goal is to maintain the existing morphological condition. The(More)
Insufficient hard and soft tissue height and width can be a repercussion of tooth loss or a result of postoperative healing following implant surgery. Insufficient bone can preclude proper implant positioning, while inadequately treated soft tissue will not exhibit a gingival appearance similar to that of the adjacent teeth. If hard and soft tissue(More)
While single-tooth replacement can be accomplished with predictability using implant therapy, this procedure is challenging in the anterior region where numerous criteria must be evaluated by the restorative team. The available height of bone, soft tissue volume, and three-dimensional position of the anticipated implant restoration are among the numerous(More)
This 8-year study shows an increased success rate for Steri-Oss' osseointegrated implants in full, partial, and single-tooth edentation, compared to previous 5- and 6-year studies. A total of 1,499 implants placed in 389 women and 216 men had an average success rate of 96.1%. Of the 716 implants placed in the maxilla, 697 were exposed and only 31 failed-a(More)
UNLABELLED In implant dentistry, bone loss is attributed to numerous factors that often include infection or trauma. Various surgical techniques and implant components have been developed to enable more effective management of such deficiencies. While the first installment of this article discussed the role of biological response and implant stability in(More)
A statistical study of the Steri-Oss implant system, concerning 673 implants placed in 280 patients in the course of a 5-year period, allows a therapeutic proposal to be made that will optimize the success rate of osseointegration. The study revealed indications specific to each type of implant, according to the depth and density of available bone. The use(More)
The use of implant-supported restorations is a well-accepted and predictable treatment modality. Drilling has been the traditional method for cylindrical implant site preparation. This procedure, however, removes a considerable amount of bone. This article presents an alternative site preparation method--the use of osteotomes--which preserves, expands, and(More)