SERBAN TALPOS, TAREQ HAJAJ, COSTIN TIMOFTE, MIRCEA RIVIS, FELICIA STREIAN, MALINA POPA,COSMIN SINESCU, MEDA LAVINIA NEGRUTIU, ADRIAN STAN, CRISTIAN ZAHARIA, CAMELIA SZUHANEK, EMILIA IANES, MARIUS PRICOP IMPLANT SURGERY USING BIO-COMPATIBLE GUIDES Implants and biomaterials used in hard and soft oral tissue augmentation are very complex, but predictable to use nowadays, as the technological advances haven’t skipped this field of medicine. Cases that were impossible to treat with implant retained fixed prosthesis some years ago, have become the daily practice of oral surgeons and dentists around the world. The new user-friendly products, together with simplified protocols, increased the practitioners’ predictability and success rate, thus the biomaterial industry took a huge leap forward. As the biomaterial industry keeps developing continuously, making better and safer products, the surgical and prosthetic protocols evolve and change as well. On this matter, the implant placement has become safer, using digital surgical guides. Guided implant placement doesn’t just allow the practitioner place the implant in the patient’s bone, but, moreover, it helps him place it in the correct, 3D, prosthetic position. And, thus, guiding the future bone augmentation and regeneration as well, accordingly. So, the implant placement has shifted from bone-orientated to prosthetic-orientated, offering at the same time a better primary stability for the implants, due to the prior planning. The present clinical study aims to analyze the outcome of the digital guided protocol. Unlike the free-handed surgery, the digital guided surgery allows dentists and oral surgeons to place implants according to the future prosthetic position of the crowns, even in conditions of alveolar ridges with bone resorption. Moreover, it makes possible the “one day implant” concept, the dental technician being able to create the provisional crown/s in advance, knowing precisely the future position of the implant placement. So, at the time of the surgery, the provisional crown is also put in place, guiding the soft and hard tissue healing and also giving the patient a greater satisfaction.
Keywords: Implants, Guided surgery, Bone augmentation,Osseointegration, Dental SG