Fox 29 News Discusses Ectodermal Dysplasia This Evening At 10pm

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Feb 18, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Fox 29 News

On Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00pm, Fox 29 News will present a documentary about Monique, a wonderful young woman diagnosed with Ectodermal Dysplasia and Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate at birth. Fifty-two surgeries later, Monique came to Pi Dental Center and her dream was fulfilled.

Ectodermal Dysplasia causes missing teeth and reduced jaw bone.  Pi Dental Center gave her a new smile with a non-removable set of beautiful teeth supported by Brånemark dental implants using the No-Bone Solution Protocol.

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What is TiUnite and what does it have to do with dental implants?

Posted by Pi Dental Center on May 19, 2011 4:55:00 PM

TiUnite is Nobel Biocare’s proprietary
titanium oxide dental implant surface.


TiUnite is a material that coats dental implants used at Pi Dental Center. It is titanium oxide rendered into an osseoconductive ceramic biomaterial through spark anodization.

TiUnite builds on the tradition of the machined implant surface, but offers improved results. Unlike implants with machined surfaces, TiUnite has clinically demonstrated the ability to increase the predictability and speed at which dental implants osseointegrate through osseoconductivity.

Clinical results have shown that TiUnite effectively reduces the healing time of dental implants.

The longest clinical data available for TiUnite implants, immediately loaded in regions of predominantly soft bone, demonstrates 97.1% clinical success rate and stable marginal bone levels, seven years after implant placement.

Nobel Biocare first introduced TiUnite to the market in 2000 on its Brånemark System implants, and then applied it to Replace System dental implants in 2001. Today, TiUnite is featured on all Nobel Biocare implants, including those with machined collars.

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Single Tooth Dental Implant Study Article

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Feb 1, 2011 12:48:00 PM

A prospective analysis of immediate provisionalization of single implants.

Thomas Balshi DDS, Glenn Wolfinger DMR, Dr. D. Wulc D, Stephen F. Balshi

Published in Journal of Prosthodontics 2011 Jan;20(1):10-5. 2010 Nov 18

The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the viability of immediately provisionalized single-tooth implants. One hundred forty patients (86 female, 54 male) with a mean age at implant placement of 45 years needing single-tooth dental implants replacement, were treated between July 1999 and December 2004. Single-tooth implants were placed and provisionalized the day of the surgery. All implants were manufactured by Nobel Biocare and had multiple diameters and configurations. The majority of the implants used in this study had oxidized titanium surfaces. The contours of the restorations were designed to mimic the original teeth and root forms. The morphology of the restorations provides support of the labial gingiva. Results: Over 5.5 years, 164 implants were placed and immediately provisionalized. Sixty-four implants were placed immediately post extraction. Seven implants failed, yielding an overall survival rate of 95.73%. Conclusion: The application of an immediate provisionalization protocol to a single implant can be successful if the proper precautions are taken in achieving passive occlusion.

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Tags: tooth replacement, dental implant treatment, immediate loading of dental implants, Nobel Biocare, single tooth implant, Brånemark dental implants