Bryan J. Frantz, DMD, MS, offers perspective on the use of cone beam computed tomography in dental implant treatment, as well as periodontal diagnosis and care.
In dental implant treatment, clinicians can minimize biologic and technical complications by addressing these key factors prior to implant placement.
Periodontal diseases have long been defined as bacterial infections involving dental plaque made of polymicrobial communities. Current knowledge, however, suggests they are complex, multifactorial diseases whose signs and symptoms are…
The concept of P4 medicine — participation, prediction, prevention and personalization — offers new tools to manage the various stages of periodontal disease.
As part of risk assessment in implant treatment, clinicians should consider how medications affect osseointegration.