ADVANCED ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL IMAGING
FOR IMPROVED PATIENT TREATMENT - UTILIZING SIMPLANT
of the problem:
Loss of teeth in the either jaw will usually
result in loss of function and aesthetics for
the patient as well as loss of soft and hard
This bone loss is not limited to alveolar
bone; portions of the basal bone may also resorb.
This continuing loss of bone is
associated with treatment complications, and in
the case of the mandible, instability of the
Endosteal implants are routinely used to
stabilize and support a prosthesis for a missing
tooth or teeth and are placed into the remaining
native bone if adequate. However with less than
adequate bone support, grafting is considered
essential for implant placement. The
determination of what is adequate for implant
support involves the need for pre-surgical
PROSTHETIC EVALUATION and DIAGNOSIS.
This determination also includes bone location, volume, density, implant position, trajectory and the final prosthesis.
It is essential to have 3-dimensional radiographic visualization of the implant site, with a surgical template or “SurgiGuide” available, besides the traditional diagnostically mounted casts and radiographs, in order to diagnosis and place implants with predictable results. The bone donor site can also be evaluated if autogenous bone grafting is needed.
using advanced dental imaging including
cone beam computerized tomography, (CBCT)
and “Simplant” an interactive software
for implant planning and placement, can
“improved patient treatment.
has been stated that
“Implant Dentistry is a
with a Surgical
"It has been stated that “Implant Dentistry is a Prosthetic Discipline with a Surgical Component”.
"More correctly it should be stated that Implant Dentistry is a
with Radiographic and
for it is truly
necessary to be able to
be able to visualize all
3-Dimensionally prior to
Edward M. Amet DDS BS MSD --- 2006