When Things Do Not Go as Planned: Restorative Reconstruction Concepts to Solve a Surgical Dilemma
Written by Mary Frances Riley, DDS Saturday, 01 March 2008
An old saying states, "people don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan." Taking that into consideration, there are times when all the planning in the world will not guarantee a desirable outcome. We as practitioners can often be faced with unforeseen complications and challenges. This might require us to change plans in the middle of treatment in order to provide an excellent final result. This case in point involves such a dilemma, and shows that with a little thought and diligence challenges that arrive in the office often can be overcome.
Dr. Mary F. Riley has maintained a full-time private practice in Houston for more than 30 years with a special interest in aesthetic and restorative reconstructive and implant dentistry. She has lectured on aesthetic dentistry nationally and internationally.
She has a featured article on aesthetic implant dentistry in the March 2008 issue of Dentistry Today, the leading clinical news magazine for dentists. She is currently a mentor in the Dr. Gordon Christensen Mentor Program which presents the most current, broad-based clinical and management knowledge in dentistry.