Case Studies

Case Presentations which quickly get to the point. They show the problem and then get right into how the case was treated. Critical principles are outlined. You can see what materials were used and how the case turned out.

All-on-Six reconstructions for maxilla and mandible

By Dr. Ricardo Mattoli, Dr. Guido Mattoli

A highly deranged dentition with very poor function was transformed by means of implant-based therapy. While a fast transformation was desired, it was necessary to do this in stages to allow for healing, re-establishment of a new occlusion and for the patient to accommodate to the new situation

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Staged/Immediate transition of a maxillary arch

By Dr. Peter Hunt

This case shows how a failing maxillary dentition was managed by switching out the supporting teeth for implants on a section-by-section basis

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Immediate transition for a young anorexic patient

By Dr. Peter Hunt

Anorexics can have multiple dental complications and tend to avoid therapy. This case shows the treatment of a recovering anorexic using an “Immediate Transition Protocol” where extractions, implants, bone regeneration and placement of provisional restorations were provided in a single session

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Harmonizing implant-to-natural tooth gingival margins

By Dr. Peter Hunt

Gingival margins around implants are often higher than those on adjacent natural teeth which can make for compromised aesthetics. This is a case where four implants were placed in a maxillary arch with tooth irregularity and gingival hyperplasia. By careful management of the gingival tissues about the natural teeth and the implant abutments an aesthetic result was developed

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Managing a failing implant in the posterior maxilla

By Dr. Peter Hunt

After many years of function, an implant and the region where it is located appeared to be failing. The implant was removed and replaced with another while at the same time performing an internal sinus lift and vertical bone augmentation

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A bizarre root canal complication

By Dr. Peter Hunt

A patient presented with diffuse pains, the origin of which was difficult to diagnose because there were several potential sources of the pain. Eventually, the situation resolved when the teeth in the region were removed and replaced with dental implants

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Replacing failing bridgework with implant supported restorations

By Dr. Peter Hunt

This case shows how a complex aesthetic situation was managed by replacing not only the existing bridgework but also the healthy supporting teeth with implants

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Guided immediate replacement of a maxillary lateral incisor

By Dr. Peter Hunt

The crown of a maxillary lateral incisor had snapped off at the gum level and the patient was very self-conscious. She wanted a strong replacement in as short a time as possible. The tooth root was removed using a Benex extractor and the replacement implant and restoration was provided using a guided protocol

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