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Treatment guidelines

Intra-operative complications

Key points

  • Evaluation of hard tissue configuration/dimension based on imaging, helps to avoid intraoperative complications such as bone perforation, vessel and nerve injury.
  • The limited surgery associated with single implant placement may lead to refrain from cross-sectional imaging and thus limit the preoperative information about the anatomy of the osteotomy area to panoramic or intra-oral radiographs.
  • General intraoperative complications such as a patient who panics or presents a tachycardia are rare considering the short surgery time.
  • More specific for single implant placement can be the lack of sufficient mesio-distal space for the instruments.

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Single implants and their restoration
Endosseous root form implant surgery involves a series of steps that systematically results in the placement of a dental implant. The process typically includes presurgical discussion and instructions, a soft tissue incision, preparation of the bony osteotomy site using progressively larger drills, threading (tapping) the bone when placing implants into dense bone, implant placement itself, cover screw placement, suturing when a soft tissue flap is needed, postsurgical patient instructions, and follow-up care.


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