Dr. Rubinoff’s Blog
1. Vertical Dimension Deficiencies
2. Joining natural teeth to dental implants
Today’s blog is very controversial. Many dentists will call it blasphemous to join natural teeth to dental implants…….Many clinicians (world wide) do splint natural teeth to implants using some common sense guidelines.
3. The use and abuse of mini implants
“The mini-dental implants that Dr. X placed are not considered appropriate for long term crown fixation, yet permanent crowns were cemented on the mini implants.” (Quote from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario)……. Wow! How did the RCDS of Ontario come to this conclusion? Don’t they realize that mini implants are used all around the world ! Yes they do and it’s great that they have drawn a line in the sand.
4. Chasing perfection: Veneers
I’d like to have a one-on-one with the guys who think that making veneers is less complicated than fabricating full coverage crowns. ……..
5. The problem with angulated implants
Perhaps the most challenging issue for surgeons and restorative dentists in the aesthetic zone is angulation. How do we position the access hole that retains the crown in the best location for aesthetics and function?
6. Sports Injuries involving dental trauma
Today’s blog is all about dental trauma……fractured teeth, fractured alveolus, placement of dental implants and preservation of the all-important interdental papillae.
7. Vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO)
Establishing VDO using the phonetics (sibilant sound “S”)
8. Taking impressions of Dental Implants
How do you capture the shape of the soft tissues surrounding a dental implant in order to maintain emergence profile?
9. Cowboys vs Followers: Surgical Considerations
A discussions about Mavericks vs Conservatives when it comes to dental implant surgery.
10. Dental Veneers: Easy Peasy or Complicated?
In truth, well made veneers often take as much or even more time (then crowns) for dentists and laboratories to fabricate.
11. The patient not from heaven…. A case report.
Anybody remember Dr. Bruce Hord? A great restorative dentist who always reminded his students: “Inform before Perform” ….. follow the treatment and the patient’s response to treatment.
12. So you think you can place implants?
The challenges of restoring dental implants when the surgical results are less than ideal.
13. Our humble root….. Dentures!
The Physiologic Impression technique for the fabrication of dentures on atrophic alveolar ridges.
14. Fixeddetachable implant retained prostheses.
Everyone wants a “Fixed” Prosthesis so why bother with removable components? This blog explores may advantages and disadvantages with detachable implant prostheses.
15. Are you in the game for the long run?
Case presentation for a patient with a catastrophic dental implant failure while on vacation. This blog shares treatment planning, options and prosthetic results.
16. Prognathism with lost VDO
Orthodontists have a myriad of treatment approaches that include orthognathic surgery and mechano therapy to correct this problem but what happens when our patient refuses orthodontic care but still wants some form of corrective treatment?
17. Bimaxillary Protrusion…. Restoring Class Two Bites & Fabricating customized temporary crowns
Restoring a class two bite can be challenging. This blog explores laboratory and chairside steps to restore complicated dentitions.
18. Complications in Implant Dentistry
Attending seminars on “Implant Complications” is very fashionable now. Mal-positioned implants placed during the surgical phase of treatment is just one of the hot topics today. This blog discusses this aspect of treatment.
19. Predictable results in Implant Dentistry
A “step by step” approach to restoring a patient with a failing upper dentition using dental implants and a fixed\detachable prosthetic approach.
20. Long term marriages in Dentistry: Part One
The Force of Occlusion take its toll over many years. This article reviews care and management over time.
21. Long term marriages in Dentistry: Part Two
Some people still believe that once they have crowns in their mouth, they are protected from further decay.
22. I can smile again!
Juvenile Diabetics are at great risk to periodontal disease. This 40 year old male has teeth that have un- dergone advanced “pathologic migration” and now must be lost. This article explains how the smile and the func- tion in this area is restored with dental implants.
23. Dental Trauma and the BLX Implant System (Straumann)
Question: What do you get when you slip and fall on your teeth? Answer: Several months in the dentist chair picking out the pieces and restoring the mouth over a long time. BUZZZZZ. That time line with great results just changed dramatically. Enter the BLX Implant by Straumann with its amazing primary stability. Follow the reconstruction of this lady and see how new technology can impact patient care.