"Consent is the act of an individual (or guardian) giving permission for a procedure to be carried out to their body."
"The control of pathogens in surgery has been widely reported over the last 150 years and essentially is prevention of infection and management of surgical sites."
Whilst there is evidence of dental implants being used to restore dentition back as far as 600AD, the concept of an osseointegrated titanium dental implant was first brought into the public arena in the 1970s by Branemark.
It has been well documented that periodontal issues have the capability of regenerating and Guided Tissue regeneration is a techniques which has been used in periodontics to restore defects for a period of time.
"An implant abutment is the prosthetic component which attaches to the implant fixture that has been placed into the patients bone at the fixture site."
"Good bone density and quality is paramount with the placement of endosseous implants."
"Successful implant dentistry is dependent on a good volume of high quality bone in which the endo-osseous implant can be placed."
"Distraction osteogenesis is a technique which has been used since the early 20th century to correct deformities on long bones, often lengthening and simultaneously increasing the soft tissue volume of the associated bone."
"Immediate loading is a relatively newly accepted concept in implant dentistry which provides the patient with the option of immediate restoration of the fixture where suitable conditions are in place."