Statement 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 supporting tissues. 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 complete denture. 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.
Therefore using advanced dental imaging including cone beam computerized tomography, (CBCT) and Simplant an interactive software for implant planning and placement, can result in improved patient treatment.
Our prosthodontist and team use advanced oral and maxillofacial imaging for improved patient treatment, such as Simplant in Overland Park, Kansas. Call 913-492-2233 today for more info or to schedule a visit with Dr. EDward M. Amet and our team at Reconstructive and Implant Dental Center]!
“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 Prosthetic Discipline with Radiographic and Surgical Components, for it is truly necessary to be able to be able to visualize all treatment 3-Dimensionally prior to commencing it”
EDward M. Amet DDS BS MSD — 2006