Advances in Oral Implant Health: Volume II

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767). This special issue belongs to the section "Oral Hygiene, Periodontology and Peri-implant Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 3480

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Unit of Dental Hygiene, Section of Dentistry, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: dental materials; dental caries; oral diseases; teeth whitening; periodontology; laser dentistry; ozone dentistry; dental education; clinical orthodontics; dental hygiene; oral health
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Unit of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, Section of Dentistry, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Paediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: orthodontics; dental hygiene, adhesive dentistry; dental materials; CAD/CAM; intraoral scanner; computerized cast; shear; bond strength; bracket; fiber-reinforced composite; miniscrews; remineralization; probiotics; biomimetic materials
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Dear Colleagues,

Implant rehabilitation is a clinical practice in continuous evolution, always reducing the surgical impact, rehabilitating a single element, portions of or entire dental arches.

For long-term success, maintenance has been proven to play a fundamental role in follow-ups.

Therefore, the objective of this Special Issue is to focus on all minimally invasive protocols to reduce the incidence of mucositis and peri-implantitis through a proactive approach, increasingly reducing the chemical pharmacological exposure to our patients, and to keep all prosthetic products in zirconia or lithium disilicate to avoid chipping of the closing margin and a subsequent accumulation of plaque which can trigger a degenerative inflammatory process.

Clinical trials, reviews, and case reports will be welcome, highlighting the use of mini-invasive instrumentation, the use of minimally invasive powders, laser therapy, ozone therapy, natural gels, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and ortho-prosthetic patients.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Butera
Prof. Dr. Andrea Scribante
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • oral microbiome
  • oral health
  • implants
  • mucositis
  • peri-implantitis
  • non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • laser therapy
  • ozone therapy
  • prosthetic maintenance
  • minimally invasive instrumentation
  • bioactive gel probiotics
  • postbiotics
  • hyaluronic acid

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Prosthetic Oral Rehabilitation with CAD/CAM Suprastructures in Patients with Severe Tissue Deficits: A Case Series
by Marisa Laurila, Pilvi Mäntynen, Jari Mauno and Juho Suojanen
Dent. J. 2023, 11(12), 289; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj11120289 - 13 Dec 2023
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This article presents the outcomes of prosthetic oral rehabilitation using CAD/CAM telescopic bar overdentures in patients with oral cancer (n = 3), severe facial trauma (n = 2), or various syndromes (n = 1), all suffering from severe tissue deficits [...] Read more.
This article presents the outcomes of prosthetic oral rehabilitation using CAD/CAM telescopic bar overdentures in patients with oral cancer (n = 3), severe facial trauma (n = 2), or various syndromes (n = 1), all suffering from severe tissue deficits and requiring complex and comprehensive oral rehabilitation. The aim was to assess the durability and functionality of implant-retained prosthetic structures, ensuring easy oral hygiene and minimizing specialized follow-up needs. The data for this study were sourced from a retrospective cohort at Helsinki University Hospital. The prosthetic reconstruction encompassed the Atlantis 2in1 and the Createch removable telescopic systems. Thus, 40 implants were placed (4 to 7 per patient), with prosthetic structures in the maxilla (n = 4 patients), in the mandible (n = 1), and in both jaws (n = 1). Two patients experienced no complications, two patients had part of the acrylic resin break, and one patient experienced loosening of the bar structure. All complications associated with prosthetic structures were successfully managed, and none of the implants were lost. The follow-up time ranged from 7 to 126 months. This rehabilitation is proved to be an effective solution for patients with complex oral conditions, facilitating both functional restoration and ease of maintenance. These findings underscore the importance of individualized treatment approaches in cases of tissue deficits. Full article
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Use of Individually Designed CAD/CAM Suprastructures for Dental Reconstruction in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate
by Pilvi Mäntynen, Marisa Laurila, Tommi Strausz, Jari Mauno, Junnu Leikola and Juho Suojanen
Dent. J. 2023, 11(9), 212; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj11090212 - 11 Sep 2023
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This patient series reports the outcomes of CAD/CAM prosthetic reconstructions in patients with cleft lip and palate (n = 9, aged 27 to 76) who have experienced significant failure with conventional restorative and fixed prosthodontic treatments. The objective of the protocol is to [...] Read more.
This patient series reports the outcomes of CAD/CAM prosthetic reconstructions in patients with cleft lip and palate (n = 9, aged 27 to 76) who have experienced significant failure with conventional restorative and fixed prosthodontic treatments. The objective of the protocol is to establish a functional and patient-friendly prosthetic structure for individuals with unilateral/bilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP/BCLP) while minimising the requirement for specialised follow-up care in the cleft unit. The study data were obtained from a retrospective cohort at Helsinki University Hospital. Prosthetic reconstructions were performed using CAD/CAM bar structures by the Atlantis 2in1 system or Createch removable telescope structures, supported by four to eight maxillary dental implants. Out of the nine patients, seven experienced no complications. One prosthesis fracture occurred after 16 months due to a design error in the original framework, and one patient experienced failure of osseointegration in a dental fixture (specifically, one fixture out of the eight maxillary implants in this patient). In total, 56 implants were successfully placed. The maxillary dentition of elderly patients with cleft lip and palate often poses challenges due to periodontal and reconstructive issues. An implant-supported CAD/CAM bar with a removable telescope suprastructure offers an easily maintained and functional solution for dental rehabilitation. Full article
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