Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS
Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS
Cement and its Effects on Implant Restorations (Presented with Chandur Wadhwani, DDS, MSD)
Traditional tooth related dentistry relies on cementation to attach restorations to teeth. Although dentists are relatively proficient in this area, very little is known about using cements with dental implants. To Date no protocol exists for cementing implant retained restorations. Several techniques and products have been developed for this purpose, however most are arbitrary and lack science. Many types of cement are problematic; some corrode titanium and most are undetectable on radiographs, few have been tested for microbial activity. This lecture will examine these issues and give up-to-date and as of yet unpublished research data that will be used to determine a suitable protocol for use in clinical practice.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the problems associated with restoring dental implants
- Understand the biological difference between teeth and implant soft tissue connections
- Select appropriate implant materials, cements and implant systems for specific restorations based on research and science
- Prevent future failures and understand limitations
- Clinically relevant techniques will be discussed that can be implemented easily into every day dental practice
Dr. Piñeyro received his dental degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in 1999. He then completed a 2 year AEGD in 2003 at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, where he also completed his Prosthodontic specialty program in 2006. He is currently in a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Bellevue, Washington. He is also an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. Dr. Piñeyro holds memberships in several dental organizations including the America Dental Association, American Prosthodontic Society, American College of Prosthodontists, Eastside Dental Specialists Group, Washington State Dental Society and the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists. He is currently president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists. Dr. Piñeyro has authored several publications in peer reviewed journals. He has lectured nationally and internationally on several topics related to clinical prosthodontics and implant dentistry.