A few weeks ago while I was at my office in Barcelona performing an implant surgery with a connective tissue graft, I was thinking about how much I used to enjoy these kind of surgeries and how they stopped being so enjoyable the minute they became routine. I remember that day, I chose “The 80´s playlist” from my iPod. It was what I used to listen to bring some action during my not-so-large-days of work (yes, it’s amazing to hear from some of my pals how proud they are when they perform a full-arch immediate loading or a bilateral sinus lift surgery at [...]
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We all know that unavoidable ridge resorption occurs after an extraction (I´m not going to mention the bibliography because I´m sure you all know those articles from Amler to Araujo & Lindhe), and among all the therapeutic options we have after an extraction, the most reliable approach in an aesthetic demanding case is performing an alveolar ridge preservation, and then place the implant. [rev_slider alias="post extraccion"][/rev_slider] But that´s the easy stuff. The answer always is when should I place the implant?, and even more important what should I explain to the patient about the waiting time till he will go out of my [...]
When I’m in the middle of a discussion about the topic immediate implants, I always remember of Schulte. Schulte was the first describing the placement of the immediate implants, as a different therapeutic approach (Schulte 1976). But I can imagine how much he was criticized at the moment when the only accepted approach was the Branemark protocol. If you are a supporter of the 3-6 months loading protocol, maybe you should consider stop reading this article right now. I´m serious! I mean it. Also, I can imagine, all the scientific community at the time, mocking around the Schulte approach, like this guy from [...]
Introduction Once again, before I start writing this post, I did a poll on Twitter about immediate loading: And it seems that dentists they do love immediate loading…or perhaps, their patients love it even more. When we talk about immediate loading, maybe a lot of definitions may came to our mind. Does it means that the restoration is delivered the same day of the surgery? Does it means that the restoration has occlusal contact? To answer these questions, we have to talk about the latest Consensus about this topic. To achieve a consensus amongst dentists is harder than run backwards wearing sandals. If you don´t believe me, [...]