Peter Moy: Managing the patient with multiple missing teeth in the posterior mandible
- Clinical aspects for placing implants in the posterior mandible
- Use of resonance frequency analyzer devices
- Review of benefits of software-based planning and guided surgery
- New York 2013 Symposium presentation
Focusing on the posterior mandible, Dr Moy reviews aspects of flap design and development, selection of implant design and dimensions, selection of the appropriate loading protocol and discusses the use of guided approach. Soft tissue management should maintain and enhance quality and volume of gingiva tissue around implants. Implants of proper length and with platform shift design are recommended to avoid hard and soft tissue complications. Dr Moy discusses initial stability with implant placement to determine proper loading protocol and explains how to measure implant stability with resonance frequency analyzer devices. Dr Moy gives insight in use of guided approach to assure proper planning, adequate safety zones and accurate transfer of planning data to the surgical procedure.