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    Sinus Floor Elevation with Modified Crestal Approach and Single Loaded Short Implants: A Case Report with 4 Years of Follow-Up

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    Tooth extraction is usually followed by bone reduction. In the maxillary posterior region, this remodelling combined with sinus pneumatisation and periodontal defects may lead to a reduced basal bone height available for implant placement. Sinus floor elevation can be performed with different surgical techniques. Crestal approach has demonstrated to be effective, less invasive, and associated with a reduced morbidity. This article reports a modified sinus floor elevation by means of rotary, noncutting instruments, addition of xenograft, and 2 short-threaded implant placements. The aim of the study was to evaluate the implant’s success and intrasinus radiographical bone gain after 4 years of functional loading. The premolar implant site presented a starting basal bone height of 6 mm, while the molar site was of 2 mm. In the first surgical step, sinus floor elevation was performed mesially and the implant was inserted, and distally only sinus floor elevation was performed. After 6 months, the mesial implant was uncovered and the second implant was inserted; 4 months later, the second fixture was uncovered, and both fixtures were loaded with single provisional screw-retained crowns and later with single screw-retained porcelain fused to metal crowns. Implants integrated successfully, and crestal bone remodelling did not exceed the smooth collar. Bone gain was 3 mm for the mesial implant and more than 5 mm for the distal one

    Civiltà della Campania. Anno II, n. 2 (febbraio-marzo 1975)

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    A. II, n. 2 (febbraio-marzo 1975): M. Parrilli, All’Unesco Ravello e Castellabate, P. 3 ; L’anno santo in Campania, P. 7; B. Gatta, Videre Petrum, P. 8; B. Lucrezi, Gli itinerari sacri, P. 12 ; Il Duomo di Salerno: novecento anni di fede e storia », P. 24 ; R. Causa, Santuari nel Nocerino, P. 26 ; G. Giordano, Pacem in maribus, P. 32 ; R. Virtuoso, L’ambiente e il ruolo del turismo, P. 40 ; S. Pavia, I centri storici, P. 32 ; R. Di Stefano, Villa Campolieto, P. 48 ; R. De Simone, Feste popolari, P. 56 ; E. Corsi, II riassetto di Ischia, P. 60 ; C. Nazzaro, Rosmarino col pomodoro, P. 65 ; G. Doria, Il napoletano che cammina, P. 66 ; M. Stefanile, Raffaele Viviani, P. 68 ; A. Fratta, Amedeo Maiuri: una vita per l’archeologia, P. 80 ; E. Fiore, Gli Incontri del Cinema, P. 86 ; G. Blasi, Petrosino l’antipadrino, P. 90 ; I. Santoro, Il mistero di Velia di, P. 93 ; R. Senatore, La rinascita del Borgo Scacciaventi di, P. 97 ; P. Andria, Salerno: S. Pietro a Corte, P. 100 ; U. Abundo, Amalfi sempre di, P. 102 ; V. Gramignazzi Serrone, S. Agata dei Goti, P. 106 ; Attività congressuali in Campania, P. 108 ; Notiziario, P. 10

    The Creeping Attachment Induced Technique (CAIT) in Natural and Restored Teeth: Case Reports with 24 Months of Follow-Up

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    This article describes a nonsurgical approach for treating gingival recessions and increasing gingival thickness around the natural teeth. Two female patients, presenting gingival recessions at the maxillary frontal teeth, were treated. Patient #1 had a discrepancy among the central maxillary incisors’ gingival margin, and tooth UL1 needed to be restored. Patient #2 presented a buccal gingival recession at tooth UL3. In both cases, the sulcular gingival margin was gently disephitelized with a diamond bur leaving the soft tissue healing by itself. After 4 weeks, the procedure was reperformed. After 6 months, the gingival margins appeared thicker and a creeping attachment was achieved in both cases, obtaining gingival symmetry, related to the adjacent or contralateral teeth, and root coverage. Gingival asymmetry, gingival recessions, and gingival thickness may be improved by means of a guided gentle nonsurgical stimulation, providing creeping attachment in the natural and also restored teeth, with a healthy and stable tissue after 24 months of follow-up

    Morphometric changes induced by cold argon plasma treatment on osteoblasts grown on different dental implant surfaces

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    Treatments for enhancing surface energy were studied in an effort to create a more favorable environment for cell adhesion. Cold argon plasma (CAP) is able to improve titanium-cell contact, producing hydrophilic surfaces with higher wettability. The aim of this in vitro study was to estimate the early cell morphology after CAP treatment of different commercially available titanium surfaces. Surface wettability was significantly augmented in all the treated samples. The authors investigated how CAP affected the behavior of osteoblasts by evaluating the cell morphology outcome. Cell surface areas differed in a statistically significant way when plasma-treated samples were compared to the untreated ones. The positive effect of CAP was shown on smooth, moderately rough, and rough implant surfaces

    International brainstorming meeting on etiologic and risk factors of peri-implantitis, Montegrotto (Padua, Italy), August 2014

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    The emerging literature has recently reported an alarming increase in peri-implantitis. This disease is typically described as the result of an imbalance between host response and bacterial load, supported by gram-negative anaerobic microflora. The current literature on the prevention and treatment of peri-implantitis does not allow for the extraction of applicable clinical information. In fact, the lack of efficacy of the current treatment methods may be a result of insufficient understanding of the biology. The aim of this position paper was to try to reevaluate the etiopathogenesis of peri-implantitis, highlighting the principal clinically induced triggering factors of the disease. The consensus conference provided strong evidence to suggest that a different microbiologic flora (slightly different from that collected around teeth affected by periodontitis) could support peri-implantitis. However, the evidence to support a consensus statement regarding clinically triggering factors (surgical, prosthetic, and biomechanical) for peri-implantitis is only of moderate strength (cohort studies or consistent results from long-term, well-populated case series). Expert opinion led the consensus group to support the following: rectifying the number of peri-implant inflammatory situations caused by surgical, restorative, or material complications may lower the number of infections to a more realistic figure and may suggest different and more appropriate treatment plans. At the same time, it can be stated that implant material, shape and surface characteristics, procedures and biomaterials used for bone augmentation, and incorrect prosthetic procedures and biomechanical plans could also be risk factors for the occurrence and progression of periimplantitis