Straumann® CARES® Milling Solutions with Peter Hatzipanagiotis
Straumann met with Peter and Betty at Restorative Prosthetics this week to reflect on 10 years of Straumann® CARES® digital solutions. An original Straumann® CARES® Laboratory. “Restorative Prosthetics Implant Centre is a name which clinicians have trusted for over 25 years. We have achieved a reputation for manufacturing dental restorations which are of the highest quality. Within this time we have seen dramatic changes to the methods of which dental implant restorations are being manufactured within our industry, namely due to the introduction of CAD/CAM technology.”
Straumann® 2.9mm Small Diameter Implant with Dr Steve Soukoulis Specialist Periodontist
Patient with placement to the 12 site was a young girl with high aesthetic concerns and a moderately high smile line. Patient had been receiving orthodontic treatment for approximately 18 months. Consultation with patients Orthodontist who was struggling to achieve ideal implant site dimensions for placement of a 3.3 – 3.5mm Implant.
It was questioned whether it would be possible to place an Implant given current teeth position. On clinical examination it was noted that there was a significant buccal deficiency with only 5-6mm at the crest and 5mm at the apex for placement of an Implant.
Straumann® Novaloc® with innovative carbon-based abutment coating (ADLC1) offers excellent wear resistance. Together with its durable PEEK matrices, the Novaloc® Retentive System provides a unique and long-lasting attachment performance.”
63yr old female patient presented after consulting a clinical dental technician to replace her existing F/F with implant support. After examination and appropriate radiographs were taken, we discussed implant supported upper and lower overdentures with 4 implants in the maxilla and 2 in the mandible.
The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) is pleased to announce on International Women’s Day (8th March 2018), a new partnership with Straumann that will further support the Rebuilding Smiles programme.
Rebuilding Smiles supports dental volunteers to provide much needed dental care to women and children who have suffered domestic violence.
Mr David Owen, Chair of the ADHF, said “We are very grateful to Straumann for their support on this important programme. Violence against women is never warranted and this programme seeks to help victims and survivors get the dental care they need so that they can have a fresh start to their lives.
Straumann® Tissue Level Implant with Adam Rosenberg
“Implants are a large part of my daily practice,” says Melbourne Periodontist, Dr Adam Rosenberg. After completing his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in his native South Africa, Dr Rosenberg spent three years in the United States studying towards a Masters Degree in Periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was here that he first encountered the Straumann Dental Implant System.
Dr Rosenberg is driven by biology – and it’s the biology behind the Tissue Level Implant that keeps him coming back to Straumann. “The design of the Tissue Level implant respects the concept of the biological width where it is recommended that there should be at least 2-3mm between the restorative interface and the crest of bone,” says Dr Rosenberg. “If the biological width is violated, then over time we would expect to see bone loss around an implant as the body starts to reconstruct the biological width itself.”
Pro Bono Case by Dr Wendy Gill Supported by Straumann Group
A 19-year-old patient was referred from her prosthodontist for implant placement to replace tooth 21. She had recently completed orthodontics, and the tooth was extracted due to trauma.
Clinical examination revealed a periodontally healthy patient who was motivated to maintain a future dental implant. Her ERA revealed a high aesthetic risk due to her full gingival display on smiling. The patient was aware of the risk of possible ongoing vertical growth of the maxilla leading to relative infraocclusion of the implant. Maintenance of bone support at the implant is critical in these cases and an internal connection, platform switched implant design was preferable.