Implant selection chart

The SLOCK® implants have been developed and extensively documented for both one-and two-stage surgical procedures.

Intended use
 In replacing missing teeth in single or multiple unit applications within the mandible or maxilla
 indicated for immediate placement in extraction sites, partially or completely healed alveolar ridge situations
 Especially indicated for use in soft bone applications where implants with other implant design may be less effective
 Suitable for immediate loading* in all indications, except in single tooth situations in soft and hollow bone (type III,IV) where implant stability may be difficult to obtain and immediate loading may not be appropriate.

Implant Size Selection

The appropriate implant length and width depends upon the available bone and the expected occlusal loads.
 In general, choose the widest but not necessarily the longest implant possible.
Panoramic and periapical radiographs as well as diagnostic models and a clinical examination are used to determine if enough mesio-distal space and vertical bone height exist to place a SLOCK®implant safely and appropriately in a proposed site.
A transparent ruler or an implant radiograph overlay, which depict implant outlines of actual size and 125% of actual size, is helpful in selecting an appropriately sized implant. Since radiographs are not necessarily precise representations, knowledge of their magnification must be considered while using them to determine an appropriately sized implant.

Keys to Success

The 3.3mm diameter implants are generally for mandibular anterior teeth. If practical, their use should be avoided for maxillary anterior and all posterior teeth.
The 5.0 x 7.0mm implant is capable of supporting any tooth in the dental arch.
From the canine posteriorly, if practical, place one implant per tooth being replaced.
Consider using bone comaction technique in poor quality or grafted bone.
 It is advisable to have at least 1.0mm of bone around the implant. Therefore, an advisable bone width is 5.3mm to comfortably accommodate a 3.3mm implant, unless ridge splitting or grafting techniques are employed to widen the site.
 In the anterior maxilla, it is advisable to place implants with a well diameter greater than 2.3mm, especially when the use of an angled abutment is intended.
The width of the alveolar bone may be assessed with a periodontal probe or caliper. It is advisable to have 1.0mm of bone around an implant for a long-term favorable prognosis.
For maxillary anterior implants, always anticipate the potential need for ridge splitting or bone grafting techniques., 2014.06.02 오후 3:35:57 | 30737 hit(s) 0 comment(s)
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