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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148207/esthetic-evaluation-of-implant-supported-single-crowns-the-implant-restoration-esthetic-index-and-patient-perception
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Xiachen Li, Bilin Wu, Xiaohui Cheng, Yiming Li, Xin Xie, Feilong Deng
PURPOSE: To test the validity and reliability of a newly developed Implant Restoration Esthetic Index (IREI) and to compare esthetic outcomes reported by patients and professionals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten graduate students and 10 prosthodontists assessed esthetic outcomes of 27 single-tooth implants with the IREI. Six peri-implant soft tissue parameters were measured using visual analog scales: mesial papilla presence, distal papilla presence, gingival trigone, soft tissue curvature, alveolar process deficiency, and soft tissue color and texture, as well as the six crown parameters: crown contour, crown position, crown labial convexity, crown characterization, crown color and translucency, and abutment visibility...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146313/comparison-between-the-visual-analog-scale-and-the-numerical-rating-scale-in-the-perception-of-esthetics-and-pain
#2
Sofia Rosas, Maria Paço, Carolina Lemos, Teresa Pinho
BACKGROUND: Pain is an unpleasant, emotional, and sensorial experience. Esthetics and pain express perceptions or sensations that are subjective and personal, but non-consensual, between professionals and patients. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) are simple methods to evaluate such subjective phenomena. OBJECTIVE: To verify whether a concordance exists between VAS and NS in the perception of esthetics and pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Regarding esthetics, an on-line questionnaire was prepared with extra- and intra-oral images (adapted)...
November 13, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145528/auricular-prostheses-produced-by-means-of-conventional-and-digital-workflows-a-clinical-report-on-esthetic-outcomes
#3
Alexey Unkovskiy, Joern Brom, Fabian Huettig, Constanze Keutel
The utilization of additive manufacturing (AM) technology for the production of auricular prostheses has been widely acknowledged. However, few studies and case history reports have evaluated the esthetic outcomes of AM prostheses compared to those of conventionally manufactured prostheses. In this case history report, three manufacturing approaches-conventional, indirect, and direct mold preparation-were assessed for their esthetic outcomes in the same patient.
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145526/factors-affecting-the-decision-to-use-cemented-or-screw-retained-fixed-implant-supported-prostheses-a-critical-review
#4
Miguel Gómez-Polo, Rocio Ortega, Cristina Gómez-Polo, Alicia Celemin, Jaime Del Rio Highsmith
PURPOSE: This review aimed to compile and enumerate all the factors described in the literature that may affect the decision to use either cemented or screw-retained restorations and to determine the relative weights of each factor by type of retention and prosthesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The literature was reviewed, and the factors were classified as either determining (present in a clinical situation in which one of the retention mechanisms was clearly more suitable than the other) or conditioning (present in clinical situations in which one type of restoration was not clearly more advantageous than the other)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144879/effectiveness-and-impact-of-the-walking-bleach-technique-on-esthetic-self-perception-and-psychosocial-factors-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
#5
C Bersezio, J Martin, F Peña, M Rubio, J Estay, R Vernal, Ob Oliveira Junior, E Fernández
OBJECTIVE: This trial evaluates the impact of psychosocial and esthetic self-perceptions of patients undergoing nonvital tooth bleaching using the walking bleach technique. We also assessed the clinical effectiveness of bleaching tooth discoloration. METHODS: Fifty volunteers with nonvital tooth discoloration were enrolled. Teeth were randomized into two groups: 35% hydrogen peroxide (n=25) and 37% carbamide peroxide (n=25). Intracoronal bleaching was performed over four sessions using the walking bleach technique...
November 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143462/evaluation-of-immediate-implants-augmented-with-autogenous-bone-melatonin-composite-graft-in-the-esthetic-zone-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Hala H A Hazzaa, Naglaa Sh El-Kilani, Shadia Abd-Elhameed Elsayed, Phoebe M Abd El Massieh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes following the application of autogenous bone (ABG)/melatonin composite graft around immediate implants in the esthetic zone compared to ABG alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients with two nonrestorable anterior/premolar teeth were randomly classified into two equal groups. Dental implants were immediately inserted either with ABG (control group) or ABG/melatonin (test group). Outcome measures were peri-implant sulcus depth (PD), gingival index (GI), and wound healing scores...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142866/inferior-alveolar-nerve-cutting-legal-liability-versus-desired-patient-outcomes
#7
Soung Min Kim, Jong Ho Lee
Objectives: Mandibular angle reduction or reduction genioplasty is a routine well-known facial contouring surgery that reduces the width of the lower face resulting in an oval shaped face. During the intraoral resection of the mandibular angle or chin using an oscillating saw, unexpected peripheral nerve damage including inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) damage could occur. This study analyzed cases of damaged IANs during facial contouring surgery, and asked what the basic standard of care in these medical litigation-involved cases should be...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142647/effects-of-staining-liquids-and-finishing-methods-on-translucency-of-a-hybrid-ceramic-material-having-two-different-translucency-levels
#8
Sebnem Ulviye Buyukkaplan, Mehmet Mustafa Özarslan, Çağatay Barutcigil, Merve Arslan, Kubilay Barutcigil, Elif Ece Yoldan
PURPOSE: Beverages may affect the translucency of esthetic dental restorative materials. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of coffee and red wine on the translucency of a PICN material with two translucency levels, and finished with different methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2M2 high translucent and translucent VITA Enamic hybrid ceramic blocks were investigated. Rectangular specimens with the dimensions of 12 mm × 14 mm × 2 mm were prepared...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142646/integrating-3d-facial-scanning-in-a-digital-workflow-to-cad-cam-design-and-fabricate-complete-dentures-for-immediate-total-mouth-rehabilitation
#9
Bassam Hassan, Marcus Greven, Daniel Wismeijer
PURPOSE: To integrate extra-oral facial scanning information with CAD/CAM complete dentures to immediately rehabilitate terminal dentition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with terminal dentition scheduled for total extraction and immediate denture placement were recruited for this study. The patients were submitted to a facial scanning procedure using the in-office PritiMirror scanner with bite registration records in-situ. Definitive stone cast models and bite records were subsequently submitted to a lab scanning procedure using the lab scanner (iSeries DWOS; Dental Wings)...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140385/virtual-treatment-planning-for-implant-retained-nasal-prosthesis-a-clinical-report
#10
Muaiyed Mahmoud Buzayan, Norsiah Binti Yunu, Ha Kien Oon, Omar Tawfiq
Osseointegrated craniofacial implants have improved retention and patients' perceptions of implant-retained nasal prostheses; however, the determination of the available bone sites for implant placement post-rhinectomy is difficult. This case report describes the use of cone beam computed tomography scanning and computer-assisted virtual planning in conjunction with digital photographs for rehabilitation of a facial defect with an implant-retained silicon nasal prosthesis. Two implants were planned in the anatomical area with adequate bone volume to achieve favorable cosmetic outcomes and accessibility for hygiene maintenance...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140100/lip-repositioning-technique-with-smile-elevator-muscle-containment-a-novel-cosmetic-approach-for-gummy-smile-case-report
#11
Gustavo Javier Salazar Littuma, Humberto Cherem Mendez de Souza, Gabriella Mercedes Peñarrieta, Ricardo de Souza Magini, Eduardo Saba-Chujfi
Excessive gingival display (EGD) is a challenge for dentists attempting to provide their patients a pleasant smile. EGD associated with hyperactivity of the smile elevator muscles can be treated with various surgical techniques; regardless of which technique is used, to achieve a predictable result with long-term stability limiting upper lip movement when the patient smiles, a firm muscle containment is imperative. This report describes an innovative suture procedure associated with a lip repositioning technique aimed at maintaining the traction and containment of the smile elevator muscles...
November 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140095/a-customized-healing-abutment-for-immediate-and-delayed-implant-cases
#12
Lambert J Stumpel, Chandur Wadhwani
Anatomically contoured healing abutments have been shown to contain and protect slow-resorbing substitution grafts, resulting in bone and soft-tissue volume augmentation. Even in healed sites customized healing abutments have demonstrated favorable outcomes compared to standard healing abutments. Through two separate cases, this article describes a technique that enables simple chairside fabrication of precisely contoured customized healing abutments and exact 3-dimensional intraoral positioning. With this technique, the soft tissues upon maturation closely resemble the natural root contour, which allows for the generation of esthetic and functional implant-supported restorations...
November 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139209/protocol-for-a-new-concept-of-no-prep-ultrathin-ceramic-veneers
#13
Camillo D'Arcangelo, Mirco Vadini, Maurizio D'Amario, Zaccheo Chiavaroli, Francesco De Angelis
OBJECTIVES: No-prep veneers, although ideally considered the best option because of tooth structure maximum preservation, have been frequently criticized for some potential limitations including esthetic outcomes and periodontal complications. CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS: A new protocol to optimize no-prep veneers restorations is presented. A key point of the proposed technique is to identify optimal margins' positions: margin is positioned in the point of maximum convexity of teeth, avoiding the over contouring of traditional no-prep veneers...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137851/evaluation-of-positional-plagiocephaly-conventional-anthropometric-measurement-versus-laser-scanning-method
#14
Susanne Nahles, Martin Klein, Anke Yacoub, Julia Neyer
BACKGROUND: The incidence of plagiocephaly has increased in the 25 years since the "Back to Sleep" campaign in 1991 to prevent sudden infant death. Plagiocephaly is not considered to be a pathological condition. It is more of an esthetic impairment and could have potentially negative psychological or psychosocial consequences; therefore, treatment is recommended. The aim of this study is to compare conventional anthropometry and laser scanning - two different measurement methods - as diagnostic instruments for plagiocephaly...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137336/percutaneous-laser-ablation-for-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-meta-analysis
#15
Wei Fan Sui, Jian Yun Li, Jian Hua Fu
Purpose: To evaluate percutaneous laser ablation in treating benign thyroid nodules, we conducted a meta-analysis based on summarizing existing researches. Materials and Methods: A literature search for clinical trial was performed in PubMed, Cochrane Library and Excerpt Medica Database. The qualities of included studies were evaluated. We calculated the indexes with mean difference. Heterogeneity and publication bias were tested and explored. We performed subgroup analyses and sensitivity analysis further...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135335/retrospective-study-of-tapered-1-piece-implants-placed-over-a-10-year-period-in-a-single-private-practice
#16
John Minichetti, Joseph C D'Amore, Anna Yj Hong
Today clinicians have a variety of treatment modalities available to address the increasing number of implant procedures performed each year. Single-stage implant surgery is now commonly used in implant dentistry. With patient demands for immediate restoration, the utilization of 1-piece implants is gaining acceptance. This article reports the results of tapered 1-piece implants (Zimmer Biomet) placed in a single practice over a 10-year period. A total of 33 1-piece dental implants were placed in 24 patients and provisionally restored out of occlusion at the time of surgery...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130925/esthetic-treatment-planning-for-orthognathic-surgery
#17
Peter M Sinclair
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September 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthodontics: JCO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128477/congenital-infiltrating-lipomatosis-of-the-face-case-report-with-presentation-of-a-new-multistep-surgical-approach
#18
Sofia Kalantary, Elke Van de Casteele, Nasser Nadjmi
PURPOSE: This report describes the first case of congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face (CIL-F) that was successfully managed with 2-jaw orthognathic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patient was followed from 4 to 18 years of age. The multistep approach used consisted of a facelift-type procedure at 12 years to improve the soft tissue profile. At 13 years, the transverse maxillary deficiency was treated with transpalatal distraction. At 14 years, the patient underwent bimaxillary orthognathic surgery with a genioplasty...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124373/-the-chignon-mastopexy-a-double-glandular-suspended-flaps-for-an-auto-augmentation-effect
#19
Bouraoui Kotti
BACKGROUND: Many mastopexy techniques have been described in the literature focusing on the new nipple areolar complex position and the breast deflation treatment, but only few of them detailed the glandular volume redistribution to avoid the use of implants. We describe a mastopexy procedure that brings the maximum of the volume to the central part of the breast. We compare the procedure to a "chignon" hair style way to vulgarize the technique and simplify its comprehension. METHODS: Breast volume is reshaped by the use of a vertical mastopexy and two deepithelized glandular flaps sutured for the first one to the pectoralis major fascia and for the second one to the contralateral flap...
November 9, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121488/analysis-of-facial-symmetry-after-zygomatic-bone-fracture-management
#20
Mohamad Saleh Khaqani, Fateme Tavosi, Mahdi Gholami, Hamid Reza Eftekharian, Leila Khojastepour
PURPOSE: The location of the zygomatic bone plays an important role in facial symmetry and esthetics. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the frequency of facial asymmetry in a sample of patients who had undergone treatment of unilateral zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures (study group) and a sample of patients without ZMC fracture (control group). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective controlled cross-sectional study. The primary predictor variable was the type of ZMC fracture (linear or comminuted)...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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