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Corona Update and office hours

We at the Vermont Center for Maxillofacial Surgery realize that during this time many dental offices are closed and as a result you may me putting off dental treatments including minor infections.  Minor infections of a dental origin, typically associated with pain and swelling, can lead to major head and neck infections requiring hospitalization and […]

Cosmetic Injectables 101 – Botox vs Fillers

  For many patients common questions about injectables involve their uses and longevity. Injectables can be divided into 2 categories: Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers.  1) Neuromodulators  – With names like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, these medications are neuromodulators and act by relaxing muscles that cause facial expressions such as frowning or squinting which over time lead to […]

Advanced Bone Grafting – Widening The Narrow Alveolar Ridge

  The most common challenge in placing dental implants is inadequate bone width at the implant site.  When teeth are lost so too is bone through disuse atrophy, infection, and/or trauma. If a critical amount of bone is lost then the  jaw bone needs to be built up or grafted to allow implant placement.  There are many approaches […]

3D Implant Navigation Improves Accuracy

Just back from the Annual Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Meeting in Washington D.C.. As always there were many interesting courses that I attended including; advances in  cosmetic surgery and injectables, sleep apnea, infections, and dental implants. I had the opportunity to try a  3D navigation system (called the X – Guide) that allows the surgeon […]

Advances in Implant Dentistry – The Angulated Screw Channel

Until recently implant crowns in the anterior region required cementation for retention.  Now with the introduction of the Angulated Screw Channel  (ASC) abutment by Nobel Biocare it is possible to have screw retained restorations anywhere in the mouth despite implant angulation or bone morphology. Screw retained implant crowns may improve the soft tissue health around […]

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