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Treatment guidelines

Implant selection and drill protocols, anterior

Key points

  • Make the right implant diameter selection.
  • Make the right implant number selection.
  • Accurate plan may avoid implant bone resorption and soft tissue recession.

Additional resources



Bertil Friberg: The Brånemark Clinic - current research and clinical implications

Based on extensive literature review and clinical resarch at the Gothenburg Brånemark clinic over 3 decades, Dr Friberg is reviewing causes for bone loss in implant treatment, in single, partial and edentulous situations, and discussing the influence of traumatized and ankylotic...
Implant surfaces
Anterior implants


Ann Wennerberg: On macro-, micro- and nanoscopic aspects of osseointegration

Implant design and implant surface structures have evolved over time and today various versions are available. Dr Wennerberg reviews the evolution of implant surface structures from the orignal Branemark machined Titanium designs to recent nanostructured surfaces, and discusses...
Implant designs
Implant surfaces
Success & failure


Andrew Dawood: Graftless management of the resorbed ridge

The lecture gives insight in the use of short, narrow and zygomatic implants in cases with severe bone resorption and how using these technologies can avoid bone grafting and protracted treatment periods. Supported by impressive patient cases, Dr Dawood reviews a treatment solution...
Edentulous treatments
Implants in compromised sites
Fixed prosthetics

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Typically, the ongoing process of integration of an oral implant is characterized by a series of clinical outcomes based on the concepts of engineering statics and dynamics combined with developments in implant surface technologies with adherence to accepted prosthodontic principles.2 The clinical criteria used to establish a prognosis for a dental implant typically involved a lack of signs and symptoms of pathology, a lack of mobility and a radiographic assessment of the implant-bone interface.
eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Based on elementary mechanics, an oral implant functioning properly in the mouth is behaving as a fixed support1 i.e., the implant is capable of supporting applied forces and moments (torques or twisting actions) about any axis. Inevitably, there will be very small (micron level or less-than-micron level) movements of the implant in bone due to these applied loadings. However, for all intents and purposes the implant is meant to be immobile, or “fixed,” with respect to the bone, and, therefore, withstand the applied forces and moments.


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