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Bone Augmentation and Bilateral Sinus Elevation at a Female Patient with Type 2 Diabetes

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Introduction. Chronic periodontal diseases and dental caries are the primary reasons for tooth loss in adults, which is further increased in people with diabetes. In most cases of bone loss, the treatment of partial edentulous patients with implant supported restorations impose additional surgical procedures, like sinus lift elevation and bone augmentation, which can complicate the healing process.

Case report. This case report presents a type 2 diabetes female patient with several oral health problems, like periodontal disease, poor decay control, bad oral hygiene, a severe maxillary atrophy and the presence of a large maxillary periapical cyst. After a careful examination, based on clinical and radiographic findings, a comprehensive treatment plan was established. The sequential treatment plan consists in extraction, surgical removal of periapical cyst, bilateral external sinus lift procedures and bone augmentation. The surgical protocol was adapted to the particular health conditions of this type 2 diabetes patient.

Conclusion. Sinus elevation and bone augmentation are predictable procedures often required when restoring the posterior maxilla with dental implants. In case of diabetes patients with bone resorption and defects due to periapical cyst, if the correct protocol is followed, no post-surgical complications and good result in bone augmentation can be attaint.

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Digital Dentistry — Digital Impression and CAD/CAM System Applications

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Digital imprint and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) systems offer several benefits compared to traditional techniques. The use of a CAD/CAM system to scan preparations and generate restorations in-office, removes a second appointment for the patient. The existence of precision benefits in using complete systems and chairside scanning systems, has been proven. CAD/CAM restorations have a good longevity and meet the accepted clinical parameters. New digital impression methods are presently accessible, and before long, the long-awaited goal of sparing patients of one the most unpleasant practices in clinical dentistry, acquiring dental impressions, will be exchanged by intraoral digital scanning. CAD/CAM systems existing nowadays, can feed data through accurate digital scans created from plaster models, straight to manufacturing systems that can shape ceramic or resin restorations with no requirement of a physical copy of the prepared, adjacent, and antagonist teeth.

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