GUIDED IMPLANT SURGERY: What are the long term benefits for tissues supporting implants?
The innovation in assisted implant surgery is constantly increasing. This success is due to the fact that guided surgery provides a reliable therapeutic solution. The use of these techniques is not only interesting for implant-supported rehabilitation by immediate loading but also for tissues supporting implants by insuring the best emergence profile.
If we had to define all the characteristics of the ideal guide, first of all we would ask for precision: A perfect fit in the mouth, high stability and optimal drill guide for a perfect reproducibility of the drill planning. It is also necessary that the guide can be sterilized without any distortion or degradation and this is now possible with he 3D printed Tidevices. In addition, it is necessary that the guide design neither interfere with the visual inspection by the surgeon nor with the drill’s irrigation. Also the guide will not give friction on the drills and implant. The last important thing, we’ll specially focus on in this lecture is the possibility to use the fixed guide in place together with all kind of grafting procedures and soft tissue manipulation. This will allows us to have the best implant environment but also the ideal implant positioning for the best tissue stability an survival rate.
DDS, Free Universityof Brussels (ULB) 1990 & Master, Periodontology1994; PhD, ULB (International Researchcollaboration, GoteborgUniversity) 1999
Director, Casablanca Oral RehabilitationTraining & Education Center , Morocco) Head of the BiomaterialsResearchdepartment, International Universityof Agadir (Universiapolis), Agadir Morocco. Researcher, Departmentof Biomaterials, Institute of ClinicalSciences, the SahlgrenskaAcademyat GothenburgUniversity, Goteborg, Sweden. Visiting Professor, Department of oral Surgery, Univ. Federico II, Naples, ItalyFacultyMember, Implant ExternshipProgram, State Universityof New York At StonyBrook schoolof Dental MedecineScientific Bord member. Clean Implant Foundation, Germany International BoardMemberof SENAME (South Europ, NorthAfricanMiddle East. Implantologyand Modern dentistryAsso.) Editorial Boardmember, Reviewer, ClinicalImplant Dentistry& RelatedResearch. & AfricanDental Journal