Placed dental implant too close to the IA Nerve!

"Help! I placed a dental implant too close to the IA nerve!" This is not an uncommon thought for a dentist placing dental implants in the posterior mandible. Sometimes, it is not clear on the panoramic image exactly where the Inferior Alveolar nerve is. Other times...

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All-on-Four Complications: Part 2

  This is a continuation of The All-on-Four Complications Part 1. Again, I'm not writing this to scare you off from this treatment. I am not saying that I don't believe in this treatment. On the contrary, I think it is a fantastic solution. However, I would like...

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All-on-4 Complications: Part 1

Full Arch implant bridges (All-on-4, permanent dentures, etc) are a wonderful thing. They quickly turn around a patient's self-confidence and get them back on track with their diet and overall health. I have had a very positive experience providing my patients with...

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The Importance of Lip Support – Part I

Someone asked me the other day, "What is the most overlooked aspect of All-on-Four Dentures?" By and large, I think the answer is lip support. Too often, after hearing a patient say they want "permanent dentures" the case is hastily planned as an All-on-Four case. The...

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Item List for All-on-Four Denture Conversion

A photo posted by Ivan Chicchon DDS (@implant_ninja) on May 2, 2016 at 10:56am PDT I've been getting this question a lot recently so I decided to make a quick reference list for you. Below are all the items you need for a All-on-Four Denture Conversion. I wrote the...

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