1) Managing a failed implant
2) Understanding bone management and augmentation
3) Black triangles and the implant case
Jeanette is a 62 y/o woman with a chief complaint of “my implant is failing and I want it fixed. It is uncomfortable and ugly”. The implant was placed and restored about two years prior to her initial exam. Shortly after the restoration was placed she noticed bleeding and swelling and the tissue started to recede. The tissue recession left the platform and eventually the implant threads exposed.
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About Dr. Steve Ratcliff:
Dr. Steve Ratcliff has practiced general dentistry for 41 years, and for the past 25 years he has focused his work on comprehensive adult restorative care and is regarded as one of the premier clinicians in the U.S. See his full biography.
About Dr. Valentina Lyssova:
Dr. Valentina Lyssova received her DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2005. She completed her postgraduate prosthodontic training at New York University College of Dentistry in 2008.
Dr. Lyssova earned a maxillo-facial prosthodontist specialist degree at theMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and completed her fellowship in implant surgery at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.