Aly Virani

Aly Virani

Author at Dentistry Online

A graduate of Cardiff University, Aly is an implant dentist and clinical director at North Cardiff Dental & Implants. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has awarded him a diploma in implant dentistry. His practice of dentistry is focused solely on the placement and restoration of dental implants.
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Immediate implant placement

Aly Virani presents a case report that utilises immediate implant placement for a satisfactory result. This patient was referred to the practice by his GDP with a decoronated left maxillary lateral incisor; his dentist advised that the remaining volume of tooth tissue was insufficient to restore. After being guided through his options, the patient decided … Continued

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Implants and periodontitis: should we go there?

Aly Virani explores the considerations and possible complications that must be taken into account when planning implant treatment for periodontal patients. When it comes to implant dentistry and periodontitis, the first thing we should explore is how peri-implant tissues differ from periodontal tissues. The soft tissues around dental implants contain fewer cells (fibroblasts) and more … Continued

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A slow drilling osteotomy protocol

Aly Virani digs deeper into the evidence surrounding temperature changes on bone to examine why faster does not necessarily mean better in implant preparations. Conventional osteotomy preparation in modern implant dentistry involves the use of saline irrigation and drilling speeds ranging from 800 to 1,200rpm.  These high speeds reduce the amount of friction produced while … Continued

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