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Immediate Placement and Restoration of a Maxillary First Molar with an Extra-Orally Cemented E-Max Crown

Posted on in Extraction, Immediate Placement, Restorative, Surgical

This case demonstrates the extraction of a maxillary first molar and the immediate placement of a 6.0 x 6.0mm implant. Additionally, three different impression techniques are presented: implant-level transfer impression, abutment-level transfer impression, and digitally scanned impression flag. Furthermore, the extra-oral cementation of an E-max (lithium disilicate) crown is demonstrated.

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Insertion and Relining of a Maxillary Telescopic TRINIA™ Prosthesis

Posted on in Restorative, Telescopic Restorations

This case demonstrates the insertion of a maxillary full arch telescopic restoration with two conventional telescopic copings with yellow retentive inserts and two milled titanium copings on four implants, one of which is badly positioned.

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Extraction of a Maxillary Left First Premolar and its Replacement with a SHORT® 4.5 x 6.0mm Implant, and Grafting with LPRF, Collagen Membranes, and SynthoGraft™, a pure phase beta tricalcium phosphate

Posted on in Extraction, Integrated Abutment Crowns™

This case demonstrates the extraction of a maxillary left first premolar and its replacement with a SHORT® 4.5 x 6.0mm implant using SynthoGraft™, Leukocyte and Platelet Rich Fibrin (LPRF), and collagen membranes. The osteotomy was carefully prepared using latch and hand reamers in 0.5mm increments despite a buccal bone perforation.

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Restoration of a Maxillary Left First Molar with an Abutment-Level Transfer Impression

Posted on in Integrated Abutment Crowns™, Restorative, Uncovering

This case demonstrates the process of fabricating an abutment-level transfer impression and a transitional crown with a 5L Universal Abutment after uncovering the implant in the area of the maxillary left first molar.

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A Comprehensive Laboratory Technique for the Fabrication of a Six-Implant TRINIA™ Prosthesis for an Atrophic Maxilla of a Teenage Cancer Survivor

Posted on in Uncategorized

This case demonstrates the life-changing capabilities of Bicon SHORT® Implants and the metal-free fiber-reinforced resin cad/cam restorative material, TRINIA™. Despite the significant clinical challenges of a small mouth, the limited vertical dimension of occlusion, and the reduced vascularity of her atrophic irradiated maxillary alveolar bone, four 4.0 x 6.0mm and two 3.0 x 8.0mm Bicon implants were able to be placed and restored with a TRINIA™ telescopic prosthesis. Laboratory solutions for minimal available space are presented, which demonstrate the unmatched clinical and restorative capabilities of the Bicon SHORT® Implants and the restorative material, TRINIA™, to provide meaningful treatments for enhancing the quality of life of deserving patients.

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Fabrication and Insertion of a Four-Implant Mandibular Full Arch TRINIA™ Telescopic Prosthesis with Two Lithium Disilicate Crowns to Resist Abrasion of Composite Denture Teeth Against Opposing Maxillary Porcelain Restorations

Posted on in Surgical, Telescopic Restorations

This case demonstrates the fabrication of a four-implant mandibular full arch TRINIA™ telescopic prosthesis, beginning with the making of an implant-level transfer impression and bite registration, followed by the laboratory fabrication of a soft tissue model with four Universal abutments prosthetic posts with two to three degrees of parallelism; a light-cured resin verification jig with milled retentive copings to confirm both a path of insertion and retentiveness of the intended TRINIA™ prosthesis; a light-cured resin seating jig to facilitate the orientation and initial seating of the four Universal abutments intra-orally; and two lithium disilicate molar crowns to preserve the patient’s vertical dimension of the occlusion, by resisting the abrasion of the composite denture teeth against the patient’s maxillary porcelain restorations. Finally, three red retentive copings and one metallic non-retentive coping, which were seated on the Universal abutments, were intra-orally cemented into the bores of the mandibular full arch TRINIA™ prosthesis to provide the patient with a functionally stable and aesthetic restoration.

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Placement and Restoration of a 3.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant in a Seemingly Impossible Clinical Situation

Posted on in Immediate Placement, Integrated Abutment Crowns™, Restorative, SHORT® Implants, Surgical

This case demonstrates three years of remarkable healing and clinical capabilities of a Bicon implant which was restored with an Integrated Abutment Crown™ (IAC) in a seventy-two-year-old male patient. Due to a variety of extenuating circumstances, a 3.0 x 6.0mm SHORT® Implant was immediately placed with a significant amount of SynthoGraft™, a pure phase beta tricalcium phosphate material, and a collagen membrane in a seemingly impossible clinical situation after the removal of a fractured and infected mandibular lateral incisor.

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Restoration of a Poorly Positioned Maxillary Incisor

Posted on in Porcelain Fused to Metal, Restorative

This case demonstrates how to restore a poorly positioned maxillary anterior implant, which has a trajectory of roughly a 45° angle relative to the long axis of the adjacent teeth.

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Restoration of Two Maxillary Premolar SHORT® Implants with Integrated Abutment Crowns™

Posted on in Integrated Abutment Crowns™, Restorative

This case demonstrates the ease and simplicity of restorative visits with Bicon Dental Implants. In addition, this case also demonstrates the three primary ways to rotate a sulcus former and two ways to record an implant-level transfer impression.

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Guided Placement and Restoration of a 5.0 x 6.0mm Bicon SHORT® Implant with a CEREC® e.max® CAD/CAM Crown

Posted on in SHORT® Implants

This case demonstrates the successful guided placement of a 5.0 x 6.0mm Bicon SHORT® Implant on a 67-year-old female and its restoration with a CEREC® chairside-designed e.max® abutment crown. A pre-op CEREC® designed crown integrated into an XG3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was utilized for implant planning down the long axis of the CEREC® designed crown. The final design was emailed to SiCat for construction of a surgical guide with a Bicon Guided Sleeve. The guided surgery used the final desired intraoral position of the CEREC® abutment crown to determine the final position of the Bicon implant.

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