Social Media case by Dr. Luis A. Alicea
“The chief complaint of the patient was a decay (caries) distal of tooth #2 (17).
The Bitewing x-ray and CBCT reveal extensive caries on root surface close to the furcation area of the tooth #2. The patient requested to try to clean the caries and we tried however the caries reach to the furcation area of the tooth.
The decision was replace the tooth by a ceramic implant. The Touch @piezosurgerydental was employed with the periotome tips to the cut the periodontal ligament around the tooth #2 and be able to extracted in atraumatic form the tooth and eliminate the remaining periodontal ligament in the alveolar bone. @versahllc burs were used to do the minimal invasive implant osteotomy and sinus graft. Neogen Allograft @neossgmbh , #prf membranes were placed for the sinus elevation bone augmentation. Ceramic ZERAMEX zirconia implants 5.5 x 8 mm were placed and torqued to 35 Ncm . The bone graft was secure in the alveolar socket with NeoGen PFTE Non-resorbable Membranes @neossgroup and 4-0 Nylon.
The case was conducted by Dr. Luis A Alicea at Your Desired Smile, Tampa, Florida”
About the Author
Dr. Luis A. Alicea was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He pursued studies at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry. He then completed his Masters Degree, and Prosthodontic residency at that campus, where he focused his training in the placement, and restoration of Dental Implants. He has taught as an Associate Professor in the Research, and Restorative Departments at the University of Puerto Rico, and continues to hold privileges as a professor Ad Honorem in that institution. Dr. Alicea also completed additional training towards certification as an IV Sedation provider, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Dr. Alicea is a member of the Peer Review Committee for “The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants”, and regularly reviews articles prior to publication for this Journal. He is a also member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontics, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, West Coast District Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association, and also participates in the Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Alicea has an undeniable passion, and dedication for the dental profession. He has been practicing in the Greater Tampa bay area since 2007. He likes to give back to the community and participates of Dentistry from the Heart events. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter and twin sons.