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Bridge case of the day

This patient presented with a broken 25 year old bridge replacing a missing front tooth. I re-prepped the teeth, digitally scanned the impression, computer designed a new bridge, 3D printed it out and cemented it in. Totally awesome!!!

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before/after bridge cementation
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digital impression scan
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design images
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bridge cemented-perfect!!!

Welcome Dr. Elkenawy!!!

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Dr. Elkenawy

Dr. Karim Elkenawy recently completed a 1 year Fellowship, followed by a 2 year Advanced General Dentistry Residency at The University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Prior to The University of Maryland, Dr. Elkenawy, graduated in 2010 from Ain Shams University Dental School in Cairo, Egypt. He then finished 3 years post-doctorate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Cairo University, while teaching at The British Dental University in Egypt. He comes from a family of dentists, his father and brother are dentists, and he has over 8 years of clinical experience as a dentist treating patients. He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, (The National Dental Honor Society) and The Academy of General Dentistry.

I first noticed  Dr. Elkenawy’s excellent dentistry and wonderful patient care in the Advanced General Dentistry Clinic at The University of Maryland, and am so happy that he has joined us :-)))

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Dr. Elkenawy and Dr. Gentry

Dental implant case of the day

This patient presented with a broken off upper right canine tooth. We extracted the remaining tooth root,  placed an immediate titanium implant and restored with a zirconium abutment and porcelain crown. Very nice lady, fun case with beautiful results :-)))

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broken upper canine tooth, extracted and implant placed, zirconium abutment, porcelain crown
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top view of implant, zirconium abutment, crown/x-ray of broken tooth and implant
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computer design images
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happy patient and dentist

Treating snoring and sleep apnea

This appliance is what I make to prevent snoring and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It works by opening the bite and moving the lower jaw forward to increase airway space allowing the person to breath better.

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anti-snoring/sleep apnea appliance
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wearing the appliance
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can breath better now

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Dental implant case of the day.

This patient presented with severe pain to biting and cold on his upper right first premolar tooth. CT scan confirmed fracture and angular bone loss.  Tooth non-restorable-extracted and implant placed. New computer designed 3D printed tooth looks great and he can eat again on the right side.

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image of fractured tooth
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CT scan
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tooth extracted,implant placed
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implant crown placed
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filling placed in access channel
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before
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after
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final x-ray
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computer design images
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happy patient and dentist :-)))

Dental implant case of the day

This patient presented with a broken off upper right bicuspid tooth. The tooth was extracted and implant placed. Following healing I delivered a beautiful computer designed-3D printed, screw retained zirconia/titanium implant abutment and crown- awesome!!!

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x-rays showing broken tooth and implant placement
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intra-oral images of broken tooth, implant, and implant crown
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happy patient :-)))
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computer design images

Dental Implant Bridge Case of the Day

For this implant bridge case I digitally scanned in the impression of his teeth, implant abutments, and bite. Then computer designed and 3D printed out the bridge. Then screwed it into his mouth. Turned out perfect and the patient was very pleased :-)))

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before
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after delivery of implant bridge
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bridge and gold screws
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computer design
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happy patient and happy dentist

Broken dental implant case

This patient presented with a broken lower implant. I originally restored this implant crown a few years ago, and I was quite surprised and curious as to why it broke. This is very rare, and I used all the best, highest quality, Swiss made, Straumann Implant parts. The implant porcelain crown and titanium abutment broke apart leaving the screw still in the implant. She clenches and grinds her teeth, but still, this should not have occurred. I redid the implant crown and did not charge the patient. These are the clinical pictures:

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broken implant parts
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view in mouth
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x-ray of broken implant
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ready to make a new crown
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impression post in place
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confirming post seating
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restorative implant parts
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implant crown in place/screw channel
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case completed, screw channel filled, beautiful :-)))
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confirming proper alignment prior to final screw torquing