3.6 Implant Systems
Note: This page does not endorse one specific implant system. Further, the resources are examples of how CDAs can organize the discrete implant system used in their practice – implant systems are constantly evolving – the best way to stay current in practice is to connect with implant ‘reps.’ Implant surgical kits, components and drilling protocols are categorized in surgical manuals.
Examples of surgical manuals include Dentsply Astra’s Implant Surgical Manual and Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4 Product Overview. Each implant manufacturer will have similar manuals available on their websites, or from the ‘reps.’
It is important for the CDA to have a thorough understanding of kits, components, and drilling protocols.
There are many implants systems. Here is a customizable template that categorizes implant components:
Implant System Components
It is also important to have visual representation of implant kits for set-up and processing
Virtual Guided: The X-Guide facilitates all implant systems
Universal Kits: Densa Burs offer an alternative to traditional drilling systems – osseodensification refers to the compaction of bone during the osteotomy.