A Dental Implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesissuch as a crown, bridge, denture, A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant.
Success or failure of implants depends on the health of the person receiving the treatment, drugs which affect the chances of osseointegration, and the health of the tissues in the mouth. The position of implants is determined by the position and angle of adjacent teeth.
The final prosthetic can be either fixed, where a person cannot remove the denture or teeth from their mouth, or removable, where they can remove the prosthetic. In each case an abutment is attached to the implant fixture. Where the prosthetic is fixed, the crown, bridge or denture is fixed to the abutment either with lag screws or with dental cement.
In the presence of healthy tissues, a well-integrated implant with appropriate biomechanical loads can have 5-year plus survival rates from 93 to 98 percent and 10 to 15 year lifespans for the prosthetic teethLong-term studies show a 16- to 20-year success (implants surviving without complications or revisions) between 52% and 76%, with complications occurring up to 48% of the time.
Surgical guide allows the dentist to develop a restoratively driven surgical plan with the ultimate goal of patient centered positive outcome.
This reduces surgical time allows for more precise implant, prevention of anatomical structure, less invasive flapless surgery and also improves accuracy in aligning implant.
Patient benefit from this approach by reducing the number of resilient components during follow -up visits.