The Future of Implant Dentistry

December 11, 2023

Implant dentistry is a continuously evolving field. Dental implant systems and technologies that are being widely used for dental implant procedures today can go out of favor tomorrow. Dentists should try to stay on top of trends and learn about trending dental implant solutions.

A dentist who is well informed about trending dental implant technologies can leverage them to prevent complications during and after surgeries, fast-track patient recovery, and improve their patient’s overall experience.

Technological Advancements

Practices worldwide use CBCT machines (take high-resolution images) and software planning programs to plan surgeries. Thanks to technological advancements, dental scans have become more reliable and take a few seconds or minutes. Sophisticated internet technology fosters better collaboration between clinicians and allows dentists to plan surgeries effectively and share treatment planning information seamlessly with their patients and other professionals coordinating care.

CBCT scans and CAD/CAM technologies can now be used to plan procedures from start to finish. Digital plans are being widely used to place provisional and final prosthesis accurately. Technological advancements are helping dentists around the world measure the stability (initial and post-integrated) of dental implants. The Implant Stability Quotient measures the actual bone-to-implant contact. Dental surgeons can now make better clinical loading decisions using ISQ reference numbers.

Intraoral scanning technologies are replacing traditional impression materials on a grand scale. Currently, implant copings are associated with closed systems managed by dental implant brands. In the future, open digital impression systems will allow more dentists to leverage this technology. CBCT scans and digital impression data can be merged  to design the abutment and the provisional and final crowns.

Advancements help achieve predictability results

Immediate loading of implants is one of the several examples of how techniques used for placing implants are closely related to technological advances. Thanks to advancements in implant design and ISQ readings, immediately loading implants has become more predictable.

A few years ago, ensuring platelet growth was very expensive and cumbersome. Today, platelet growth factors are comparatively easier to achieve. Thanks to technological advances that allow dentists to plan surgeries and share information easily, the process of processing platelet-rich plasma and fibrin has become simpler.

As technology evolves even further, it will pave the way for improvements in conservative sinus grafting techniques, extraction techniques, and soft tissue and hard tissue grafting techniques.

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