Nowadays dental implants are the standard of care for replacing missing teeth. If, however, jawbone deterioration occurs due to inflammation, trauma or tooth loss over several years, implant placement might become a complex issue that requires careful planning.
Implants, navigation and bone augmentation
As synthetic bone graft substitutes present an attractive alternative to natural bone grafts in case of dental deficiencies, augmentations with a patient’s own bone material are carried out less frequently and procedures like ridge augmentations are no longer necessary. New materials and more stable membranes offer longer healing times and improved safety profiles, even for larger deficiencies.
For precise and accurate dental implant planning, the doctor superimposes data from three-dimensional imaging methods and tooth models scans. Custom-made splints allow for the implants to be placed in the ideal position. At our practice, computer-aided dental implant planning is standard in treating complex clinical cases.
Types of dental implants
- Titanium implants
- Ceramic implants
- Closed healing
- Trans gingival healing
Bone augmentation options
- Synthetic bone substitutes
- Autogenous bone drafts from retromolar
- areas ilium
Benefits of computer-guided implant procedure
- Three-dimensional images
- Precise and accurate planning
- Maximum utilization of existing bone
- No need for augmentation
- Optimization of implant positions