Alessandro Pozzi: NobelGuide protocol
- Workflow principles and advantages when using guided surgery protocols, tips and tricks
- Immediate placement of final abutments the day of implant surgery
- Guided surgery necessitates sound surgical skills and experience, however supports to achieve superior and excellent treatment results
- Macao 2015 Symposium presentation
Highlighting with several patient cases and clinical videos, and underlining with literature data, Dr Pozzi explains the workflow principles and advantages when using guided surgery protocols and provides tips and tricks for optimizing soft tissue management and esthetic outcome. Guided surgery does not mean 'less training is needed', in contrary is technically demanding, necessitates sound surgical skills and experience, however will allow to achieve superior and excellent treatment planning options and results. Abutments can be planned and fabricated ahead of the surgery and be placed the day of implant surgery, improving soft tissue integration as well as the treatment flow. The Angulated Screw Channel concept (ASC) allows to design and profit from the advantages of screw-retained restorations also on misangulated implants in the esthetic zone. Dr Pozzi summarizes that guided surgery protocols allow for clinical accuracy, for more reliable immediate implant placement and loading, and due to lower invasive surgical intervention, improve the bone resorption pattern, and patients can benefit from reduced morbidity.