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Current perspectives on oral surgery Jan 24, 2014 | Head and neck International

Current perspectives on oral surgery

The term “surgery” is derived from the Greek words “chir” (hand) and “ergos” (work). According to this etymology, surgery should include any clinical work implemented with our hands. In daily clinical practice, however, the use of this word is often limited to practical therapeutic acts, such as those involving cutting soft tissue (incisions), flap raising, osteotomies and reconstruction, as well as repairing and dressing living tissue.

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Conical internal connections will fuel growth in dental implant market May 17, 2012 | Head and neck International

Conical internal connections will fuel growth in dental implant market

The dental implant and bone graft substitute market is the most rapidly advancing segment of dental technology, and leading competitors in this market must consistently develop new products supported by research from scientific and academic organizations to remain competitive. Recent cases have demonstrated that when companies lose a segment of support from the scientific community, their market shares tend to suffer significantly.

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Immediate implant placement and immediate loading after a complicated tooth extraction Dec 20, 2009 | Head and neck International

Immediate implant placement and immediate loading after a complicated tooth extraction

As implant dentistry continues to evolve to meet our patient’s demands for aesthetic tooth replacements with minimal downtime or inconvenience, the dental implant industry has responded with new technological advancements and research. For example, the development of enhanced implant surfaces, such as the Osseotite Dual-Acid-Etched Implant Surface, improved on the results seen with machined surfaced implants.

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A simple, esthetic & inexpensive technique for a custom implant abutment Feb 19, 2009 | Head and neck International

A simple, esthetic & inexpensive technique for a custom implant abutment

In implant reconstruction, the dimension from the implant platform to the crest of tissue, especially in esthetically critical areas, is often more than 2 mm. Many implant manufacturers supply a straight abutment for cement with the implant, which significantly can reduce the cost to the dentist. However, these abutments tend to have a margin about 1 mm tall, which limits their use to relatively thin tissue.

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