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|Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, USA|
|Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Oral Health Dent Manag|
|Dental implants have been used successfully to restore missing teeth. However, biologic and mechanical complications do exist. Among these complications are loss of integration, implant bone loss, peri-implant soft tissue complications, and fracture of veneering porcelain. Phonetic and esthetic complications have also been reported as well as complications from residual cement. Dental osseo-integrated implants present minimum movement within the bone in comparison to natural teeth. The combination of a mesial drifting of the natural teeth with the relative immobility of dental osseo-integrated implants might result in loss of interproximal contact between fixed implant prostheses and adjacent teeth. Resultant open contacts create food impaction, which may lead to periodontal defects and recurrent tooth decay. This presentation will provide an alert about the presence of inteproximal open contacts between single implant restorations and adjacent teeth.|
Spyridon Varthis has completed his Prosthodontic training at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CUCDM) in New York. His PhD (Columbia University) is focused on Science Education. He worked at New York University College of Dentistry in New York as a full time Assistant Clinical Professor in the Prosthodontic Department. He also served as a Research Investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Currently, he works at Presbyterian Hospital at CUCDM.
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