Edentulous Implant Solutions
Ara Nazarian DDS, DICOI

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The patient presented to my practice looking to restore her dentition to proper form and function. After the appropriate work up, it was decided that her entire dentition would be extracted.

Once a scan was achieved, a 3D virtual treatment plan was created. The patient desired having fixed restorations supported by dental implants in both maxillary and mandibular arches.

The implants utilized in this case were OCO Biomedical Engage™ dental implants. These implants are known for their unchallenged high implant stability at placement, which is a critical success factor in these immediate load cases. With the combination of their patented Bull Nose Auger™ tip and mini Cortic-O Thread™, the Engage™ implant system offers practitioners a bone level implant with high initial stability for selective loading options.

Utilizing surgical guides, all the implants were placed immediately after tooth extraction and bone leveling.

 

Engage™ Implants & Full Mouth Extractions
Ara Nazarian DDS, DICOI

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When a patient presents to your dental practice with non-restorable teeth requiring full mouth extractions, the biggest concern is whether or not implants can be placed at the same surgical visit and if so will they be able to walk out with fixed teeth.

Having an implant within your practice that allows you to load or progressively load, so that these patient’s demands are met, allows you to position your practice to a whole new level. Of course, certain parameters must be met in order to facilitate this type of treatment.  This includes, but is not limited to the quality and quantity of bone, the presence of infection, the patient’s health and the skills of the dental provider. Additionally, the selection of the most appropriate materials for the most ideal situation must be met. 

 

Guided Dental Implant Placement and Restoration of a Narrow Ridge
Ara Nazarian DDS, DICOI

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A patient presented to my practice wanting to replace missing teeth with dental implants in the areas of #28, #29 and #30. Using the CS 8100 (Carestream Dental), the narrow ridge was scanned to see if there was adequate bone. Once the CBCT scan was achieved, a treatment plan was created where the edentulous ridge would be restored with dental implants.  A universal tooth borne surgical guide was treatment planned and fabricated by 3D Diagnostix.

With a simplified drilling protocol in the OCO Biomedical dental implant system, three dental implants (Engage™) were precisely placed into the ridge with the addition of graft material and collagen membrane. Upon healing, the soft tissue surrounding the dental implants was very healthy, so an impression was taken for the final abutment and crown restorations. With proper planning, placement and restoration a dental provider may predictably restore a patient’s smile to proper form and function.