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Flapless implant surgery: review of the literature and report of 2 cases with computer-guided surgical approach.
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PMID:  18423295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Modern implantology uses techniques that can provide function, esthetics, and comfort with a minimally invasive surgical approach. Flapless implant surgery has been proposed to fulfill these requirements. Traditionally, flapless implant surgery was carried out by using a tissue punch technique, which may be potentially harmful because of the inherent blindness of the technique. The purpose of this article is to introduce a predictable flapless approach for treatment of 2 patients through principles of computer-guided implantology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using dedicated interactive computer software programs and 3D radiographic techniques such as computed tomography (CT), the precise location of each implant was planned. Using the concept "prosthetic-driven implantology," surgery was carried out for the rehabilitation of 2 patients. RESULTS: The procedure of implant planning in this sophisticated technique has potential to yield substantial public health benefits. CONCLUSION: Although this modern approach may have many advantages, transferring virtual planning to the patient's mouth has only been developed recently. Further research is required to justify this novel approach for implant rehabilitation.
Abbas Azari; Sakineh Nikzad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1531-5053     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-21     Completed Date:  2008-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1015-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; D; IM    
Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Faculty of Dentistry, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Computer-Aided Design
Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
Dental Models
Dental Prosthesis Design
Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / radiography
Models, Anatomic
Patient Care Planning
Photography, Dental
Surgery, Computer-Assisted*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
User-Computer Interface

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