Implantology in general dental practice


During the last 20 years, osseointegrated implants have proven an outstanding clinical success, which is why implant treatment for restoring missing teeth has been gaining in popularity. Thanks to continuous improvement of material and gradual simplification of procedures, general dentists can routinely perform implant treatments.


Currently, the general dentist can restore any edentulous site with implants. In this way, long-span retaurations,  utilization  of natural teeth  with an unsafe prognosis or preparation of intact teath as support for fixed or removable prosthesis can be avoided.


Implant treatments  are  based on the same clinical procedures than conventional dental treatments:

• Medical history

• Clinical examination

• Conventional imagery

• Determination of  prosthetic planning





Through the development of implant techniques, protocols can be optimised and treatment can  be more conservative, time-saving, and cost-efficient. 




Reduced dimension  implants and osteotome techniques as well as implants placement  with simultaneous  bone expansion and augmentation techniques, can reduce indications for pre-implantation bone grafts.


The utilization of  non-submerged implants with a rough surface, allow to recuce the  healing time, the  prosthetic  treatment can be performed 8 weeks after implant placement. 


Impression and laboratory steps using  pre-fabricated elements, facilitate optimal implant-supported prosthesis production.




The Clinical Implant Training Concept  (CITC) Curriculum, allows  general dentists to acquire  all necessary theoretical and  clinical knowledge in order to integrate implants utilization  in their routine practice.





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