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By Michael Norton

Creation to implantology for dental practitioners. writer is a scientific consultant to Astra Tech Implants. Photographic colour plates.

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It also provides the surgeon with an opportunity 10 assess bone quality. Fig 2- 10 Preparation of the fixture sites will determine implant anpulatio n and inc lination. Control over fixture positioning and their relationship to one another is aided by the use of directio n indicators. 40 Surgical Placement of Implants Fig 2 -11 Preparation depth c an be confirmed by use of a depth gauge. which in this c ase utilises the same laser bands as on the Tiger f\l Drills. facility to ensure accu racy of preparation depth (Fig 2 -11), and a range of drills to select appropriate preparation width .

In the context of the above. a successful rate 01 85% at the end of a five-year observation period and 80% at the end of a len -year period be a minimum cri terion lor success, Some effort has been made in using the Periotesl'. (Siemens AG, Ben sheim. Germany) to provide an objective. measurable. clinical diagnosis of bone-implant appositlon! e for early assessment, but for the majority, a reliance on radiographic evaluation, the absence of mobility. pain and/or infection and the presence of a metallic ringing tone on implant percussion , remain the only sour ces for determi ning implant success.

Enables the clinici an 10 accu rately select the correc t lengt h of final abutment. 53 Dental Implants Fig 3-3 Cover screws are exposed through a slit or punch incision. avoiding the need to strip periosteum. The punc h is not indicated where only a narrow band of keratinised tissue exists. Fig 3 -4 Healing abutments are inserted direct ly to engage the internal conical interface. All three depth grooves are clearly visible. which would indicate that the shortest Uni-abutments t will be select ed.

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