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Immediate Load of Two 4.0 x 8.0mm and Two 4.5 x 8.0mm Bicon SHORT® Implants in the Anterior Maxilla

Posted on in Immediate Placement, SHORT® Implants, Surgical

This treatment demonstrates the removal of two canine root tips, and the immediate placement and loading of two 4.0 x 8.0mm and two 4.5 x 8.0mm Bicon SHORT® implants with four Universal Abutments in the anterior maxilla. Subsequently, the insertion of a six-unit resin-cemented TRINIA® prosthesis is shown, as well as enhanced papillae over a two-year period.


Placement of Three 4.5 x 6.0mm Bicon SHORT® Implants, Grafting with SynthoGraft™ and Collagen Membranes, Insertion of Three CAD/CAM Integrated Abutment Crowns™ (IACs), and Papillae Improvement

Posted on in Integrated Abutment Crowns™, Restorative, SHORT® Implants, Surgical, Two Stage, Uncovering

This treatment demonstrates the placement of three maxillary 4.5 x 6.0mm Bicon SHORT® Implants using SynthoGraft™ and two collagen membranes to graft a significant bony defect. The uncovering of the implants and the making of an implant-level transfer impression, as well as the insertion of three CAD/CAM Integrated Abutment Crowns (IACs) are also shown. Note the dramatic improvement of the papillae over a short period of time.


Nine-Year Follow-Up of a 6.0 x 8.0mm Implant and an Integrated Abutment Crown™ (IAC) for a Maxillary Left Central Incisor

Posted on in Integrated Abutment Crowns™, Restorative

This treatment demonstrates the immediate placement of a 6.0 x 8.0mm implant in the extraction socket of a maxillary left central incisor, as well as the nine-year follow-up images for the Integrated Abutment Crown™ (IAC).


Replacement of 25-Year-Old Maxillary and Mandibular O-Ring Relined Overdentures with Telescopic TRINIA® Prostheses

Posted on in Overdentures, Restorative, Telescopic Restorations

This case demonstrates the clinical and laboratory techniques and procedures for the replacement of two twenty-five-year-old tissue-borne overdentures with a telescopic maxillary implant-borne prosthesis on four implants and a telescopic mandibular implant-borne prosthesis on only two implants with 24mm and 21mm cantilevers.


Nine-Year Follow-Up and CBCT Imaging of 24 Bicon SHORT® Implants and Integrated Abutment Crowns™ (IACs)

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

This case demonstrates the nine-year follow-up, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging, and intraoral polishing of twenty-four Bicon SHORT® Implants and their individual Integrated Abutment Crowns™ (IACs). The documentation of the surgical and restorative treatments can be found at the following link:


One-Stage Surgical Placement of Two Maxillary and One Mandibular Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors with SHORT® Implants

Posted on in Integrated Abutment Crowns™, One Stage, Restorative, SHORT® Implants, Surgical

This treatment demonstrates the Bicon one-stage surgical technique with transmucosal Temporary Abutments for three congenitally missing lateral incisors in a 21-year-old man and their subsequent prosthetic restoration with three Integrated Abutment Crowns™(IACs).


Insertion and Adjustment of an Eight-Unit Maxillary Telescopic TRINIA® Prosthesis on Four SHORT® Implants

Posted on in SHORT® Implants

This treatment demonstrates the clinical techniques for the fabrication and insertion of an eight-unit maxillary telescopic TRINIA® prosthesis on three custom cast chrome cobalt telescopic copings and one milled retentive coping, and the subsequent removal (three weeks later) of excessive polyceramic material from around the margins to eliminate irritation to the soft tissues under the prosthesis. This treatment also demonstrates the clinical compromises to healthy soft tissues caused by trying to achieve unnecessary gingival aesthetics rather than accepting supragingival titanium abutment margins.


Implant Placement and Restoration of a Six-Unit Cemented TRINIA® Prosthesis in Only Two Clinical Visits

Posted on in Extraction, Immediate Placement, SHORT® Implants

This treatment demonstrates the extraction of a maxillary lateral incisor and the immediate placement of a 4.0 x 6.0-mm implant with a 2.5-mm well for a 91-year-old man. An implant-level transfer impression was made for an existing integrated molar implant and the immediately placed incisor implant. The existing molar implant, with a 3.0-mm well, was used to provide support for a temporary prosthesis during the four months of healing. The permanent TRINIA® prosthesis with six units of handcrafted polyceramic teeth was cemented at the time of the implant’s uncovering during the patient’s second clinical visit.


Replacement of a Failed Screw-Retained Prosthesis with a Telescopic TRIO-TRINIA® Prosthesis with Milled Hybrid Polyceramic Teeth

Posted on in Restorative, SHORT® Implants, Surgical, Telescopic Restorations, Uncovering

This treatment for an 83-year-old woman, who presented with a failed maxillary prosthesis supported by five screw-retained IMZ implants, demonstrates the clinical capabilities of a telescopic TRINIA® prosthesis supported by only three Bicon SHORT® Implants: two 4.5 x 6.0-mm implants with a 3.0-mm well, and one 4.0 x 6.0-mm implant with a 2.5-mm well. The laboratory techniques and procedures of this treatment are also presented. After five months of healing, the implants were uncovered and a telescopic TRIO-TRINIA® prosthesis was fabricated with milled hybrid polyceramic teeth.


Immediate Load of Three Maxillary Incisor 4.5 x 8.0mm Implants

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

This treatment demonstrates the extraction of teeth #8, 9, and 10, and the subsequent placement and immediate loading of three 4.5 x 8.0mm implants with 2.5mm wells, the preparation of the osteotomy with latch reamers rotating at 50RPM, as well as the fabrication of a temporary stabilizing prosthesis with polyacrylate material and a vacupress former.