Horia Mihail Barbu

Titlu: Dental implant – a nail in the wall or foundation for a smile?

Viable long-term results are achieved by using an implant-prosthetic system that supports the biomechanical principles of the dentomaxillary appliance.

We will briefly discuss:

1. Analysis of the implant site, planning the position of the future implant in relation to adjacent teeth and antagonist teeth;
2. Clinical aspects for the choice of implant as length and diameter;
3. Surgical kit and stages of dental implant insertion;
4. Understanding and preventing risks and complications;
5. Prosthetic components for impression and restorations;
6. classic open spoon impression.

This course is designed to explore the more complex nuances of dental implant treatment, changing the view of implants as just ‘screws’, recognising them as the real foundations for a beautiful smile.

Treatment with dental implants must be approached seriously, from the selection of patients who are indicated for this type of treatment, to attention to the local anatomical details that exist.

Disregarding the biological substrate in treatment generally leads to quite serious failures. Healing of the bone around implants is a process that needs to be well understood and can be influenced either physiologically, leading to osseointegration of the implant, or pathologically, leading to its loss over time. Osseointegration, the structural and functional connection between the surface of the implant and the surrounding bone, ensures the stability of the implant over the years, so all the elements necessary to achieve this should be considered.

Another important step is the correctness of the insertion protocol, which involves both caring for the bone around the implant, respecting its biological principles, and caring for the vascular elements in the area.

Long-term success in implantology depends on various aspects such as patient selection, surgical technique, implant design through to post-operative care and regular check-ups.

Understanding the connection between bone healing capacity and biological complications that may be associated with the insertion of dental implants remains essential for long-term success.