All-on-Four Complications: Part 2

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...
All-on-4 Complications: Part 1

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...
Will Mandibular Flex Ruin Your Implant Cases?

Will Mandibular Flex Ruin Your Implant Cases?

I recently posted a picture of a failed mandibular full arch zirconia prosthesis that got a lot of feedback, especially from lab technicians. The prosthesis was a mess, really. (It not done by me, thankfully). Some implants had screw retained attachments, some cement...
Is Smoking Really That Bad for Dental Implants?

Is Smoking Really That Bad for Dental Implants?

How your patient’s smoking habit can sabotage your dental implant surgery and what you can do to still succeed. No implants for smokers? You’ve probably heard or read that smoking can be a risk factor for dental implant failure. But does that mean that you will...
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