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Treatment guidelines

Tapered implant placement

Key points

  • Based on their shape, tapered implants will achieve a gradually increasing contact pressure with the surrounding bone and thus provide high primary stability
  • In case of soft bone quality (e.g. in the maxilla) consider appropriate underpreparation
  • Dense bone (e.g. hard cortical bone, mandible) may require preliminary cutting of the threads with a screw tap
  • For the drilling procedure it should be considered that the lengths of the drills to be used should principally exceed the lengths of the implants to be placed by 1 mm
  • Drilling must be accompanied by sufficient irrigation preventing the bone from overheating

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