Social Media case by Dr. Luis A. Alicea
“Halloween Weekend Guided Ceramic Case!
This patient had missing teeth 3,15, 18 & 19. Also 5,12,21 & 29 for orthodontic treatment when he was a child. The patient reported pain on teeth 16 and 30. The patient received previously alveolar bone graft in the left lower jaw. The case was evaluated with Scanora 3DX CBCT and @3shape implant studio. We decide to extract 16 and 30.
The surgical guides were printed in @formlabs 3d printer. @versahllc burs were used to do the minimal invasive implant osteotomy. The Touch @piezosurgerydental @mectron_dental was used with the periotome tips to the cut the periodontal ligament around the tooth #16 & 30 and be able to extracted in atraumatic form the teeth and eliminate the remaining periodontal ligament in the alveolar bone.
Five(5) ceramic implants were placed in positions of 3,15,18,19 & 30. Purified Amniotic Fluid Allograft, @frontierbiologics , 5 cc of Neogen Allograft @neossgmbh #prf membranes were placed for the additional onlay and sinus elevation bone augmentation. Ossix Voluma membranes @orapharma were anchor with over the bone graft with Poncho or Apron technique with dental implant cover screws. The gum tissue was closed with primary intension, tension free with 4-0 nylon sutures. The case was conducted under IV Sedation by Dr. Luis A Alicea & the Outstanding Team of Your Desired Smile, We are on fire! 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.