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The "Dense Bone Island" (DBI) is a radiopaque lesion referred in leterature as idiopathic osteosclerosis, enostosis, focal osteosclerosis, periapical osteopetrosis, and bone scar. The DBI are accidentally found in routinary Xray of bone structures. In the maxillary bones, often localized in the mandible, especially in the molar region, with a reported(More)
AIMS The success of maxillary and mandibular tissue supported implant prostheses varies in the literature, and the ideal protocol may be elusive from given the numerous studies. The oral rehabilitation option is an alternative to conventional dentures and should improve function, satisfaction, and retention. The purpose of this review article is to clarify(More)
BACKGROUND Overheating during implant site preparation negatively affects the osseointegration process as well the final outcome of implant rehabilitations. Piezoelectric techniques seem to provide to a gentle implant preparation although few scientific reports have investigated the heat generation and its underlying factors. PURPOSE To investigate,(More)
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and joints characterized by extensive intra-articular bone resorption and silver-red scaly plaques most commonly found on extensor surfaces of the skin. When this arthritis affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and does not successfully halt in its early degenerative process,(More)
Overheating is constantly mentioned as a risk factor for bone necrosis that could compromise the dental implant primary stability. Uncontrolled thermal injury can result in a fibrous tissue, interpositioned at the implant-bone interface, compromising the long-term prognosis. The methods used to record temperature rise include either direct recording by(More)
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a genetic disorder that is often associated with anomalies of teeth such as hypodontia and oligodontia. Individuals affected by ED have abnormalities of the epithelial tissue of the hair, nails, teeth, or sweat glands. Implant-prosthetic rehabilitation is often necessary because the severity of disease may limit other treatment(More)
PURPOSE Various parameters can influence temperature rise and detection during implant site preparation. The aim of this study is to investigate local temperature values in cortical and corticocancellous bovine bone during early stages of piezoelectric implant site preparation. MATERIALS AND METHODS 20 osteotomies were performed using a diamond tip (IM1s,(More)
PURPOSE To assess and compare topographic features and preosteoblastic cell responses of a new hydrothermally treated, calcium-incorporated surface against other commercially available implant surfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four different surfaces were the subject of comparison in this study: machined (MC), resorbable blast media (RBM),(More)
Craniometaphyseal dysplasia (CMD) is a rare genetically transmitted bone dysplasia characterized by alterations in the development of the craniofacial bones with abnormal remodeling of the metaphyses. Sclerosis of the skull bones can lead to cranial nerve compression that finally may result in hearing loss and facial palsy. CMD occurs in an autosomal(More)
BACKGROUND The attainment of a good primary stability is a necessary condition to ensure the success of osseointegration in implantology. In type IV cancellous bone, however, it is possible that a reduced primary stability can lead to an increased rate of failure. The aim of this study was therefore to determine, with the help of the resonance frequency(More)