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Fewer appointments make for happier patients

by: Jim Mack

If there was an ingenious way for you to more efficiently achieve the same safe and successful results you regularly deliver today, wouldn't you be interested in learning more about it? Your patients certainly would!

Telling a patient he or she can have functioning esthetic teeth immediately and a fully functional set in three months — rather than ten — is a good way to start a conversation that is sure to end in a smile.

Clinicians who have discovered the benefits of the Immediate Function of implants, immediately placed in extraction sites, are taking the opportunity to treat more patients better.

These well-proven concepts provide predictable outcomes with select products from Nobel Biocare. Following the appropriate protocols, one can improve esthetic results and increase patient satisfaction1 while shortening healing times, decreasing the number of required appointments and reducing costs, all at the same time.

Not long ago, loading an implant several months after surgery was the norm. Now, however, treatment based on immediate loading protocols is becoming increasingly more popular.2

The introduction of more advanced implant designs and the TiUnite surface has made Immediate Function not only practical but desirable. Scientific studies have shown there is no significant difference between placing TiUnite implants in fresh extraction sockets versus healed sites.3,4,5

Many clinicians who deal with traumatic tooth injuries and the concomitant extractions — the real emergency situations of dentistry—are turning to immediate placement, which not only reduces treatment time, but also precludes bone grafting prior to implant placement.6

Immediate Function and immediate loading are advanced forms of treatment that require advanced training. Let Nobel Biocare be of service. Why not get started with a course on Immediate Function and immediate placement today?

 

Why immediate placement?

Reliable long-term results

Clinical studies with follow-up times of up to 10 years confirm the reliable performance of TiUnite surface implants with immediate implant placement in extraction sites. The studies include 1,650 TiUnite implants in over 650 patients in various indications.

Key findings
  • Excellent long-term results with cumulative survival rates (CSR) between 96.5 and 100%.3,7
  • No statistically significant differences in CSR in almost all studies on TiUnite implants in extraction versus healed sites.8
  • Immediate placement can have a positive effect on marginal bone levels and esthetics.1,9,10,11
  • Choice of treatment modality and implant type may be important for successful results: For example, the All-on-4® treatment concept12 and NobelActive1 implants show excellent results with regards to CSR, marginal bone levels, esthetics and quality of life.

Why Immediate Function?

Reliable long-term results

Clinical studies with up to 11 years of follow-up confirm the reliable performance of implants with TiUnite surfaces — frequently following the Immediate Function protocol. Immediate Function has also been clinically documented with more than 21,500 Nobel Biocare implants with TiUnite or machined surfaces in over 6000 patients in various indications.

Key findings
  • Immediate Function is a proven long-term solution with CSR of 97.6% at 10 years3 and 97.1% at 11 years.13
  • High CSR of 95 – 100% across all studies with follow-up times of at least 5 years.8
  • No significant difference between immediate and delayed loading reported by any study.8
  • A 10% higher success and survival rate with immediately loaded TiUnite implants compared to machined implants after 9 years of loading.14
  • Stable bone levels15,16 with good pink esthetics and papilla score outcomes.16,17

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References

1 Kolinski et al. J Periodontol. 2014

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Vijayanathan et al. J Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2013

Mura et al. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2012

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Atieh et al. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2009

10 Esposito et al. Eur J Oral Implantol. 2010

11 Cosyn et al. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2013

12 Mozzati et al. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2013

13 Glauser et al. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012

14 Rocci et al. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2013

15 Meloni et al. Eur J Oral Implantol. 2012

16 Den Hartog et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2011

17 De Rouck et al. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2009