8:00 – 8:45 am
Immediate Full Arch Rehabilitation Featuring the Co-Axis® Implant Supported by Surgical Guidance
Dr. Stephen LoCascio, Knoxville, TN
The use of CT generated technology for dental implant surgery has existed for more than three decades. As this technology improved over the years, more clinicians started embracing CT guided techniques into their practices for the simple fact that it can enhance the predictability of surgical and restorative treatments. Computer generated planning assists in establishing the directionality, angulation, timing and depth of dental implant placement. Although it is yet to be considered the standard of care, this modality of treatment continues to grow and is becoming the norm for many practices in the US for both immediate and delayed full arch rehabilitations. In full arch situations where tilted implant placement is required, use of the Co-Axis® Implant has eliminated the need for utilization of intermediate abutments for the purpose of supracrestal angle correction by allowing Subcrestal Angle Correction™. This program will demonstrate how the surgical and restorative team can utilize CT guided technology to accurately and predictably plan and position dual axis specialty dental implants in complex rehabilitation cases.
9:00 – 9:45 am
Why an Angled Site Specific Implant (Co-Axis®) Matters for Immediate Implants in the Anterior Maxilla
Dr. Michael Block, New Orleans, LA
Implants must be placed accurately with precision to achieve esthetic results in the anterior maxilla. The angulation of the alveolar bone in the maxilla demands the use of angled abutments or angle corrected implant platforms for most patients. In order to screw retain the final restoration and avoid the complications often encountered with cement retention, a 12 degree angled implant platform (Co-Axis) is used to facilitate immediate screw retained provisionalization, and to facilitate final screw retained restorations, with ease of access to the screws. The planning process is similar to placing implants but allows for engagement of the corpus of the bone with less chance for labial perforation. The planning process will be shown with consideration of the final screw access position. The availability of the Co-Axis® Implant in multiple traditional connection including both a deep conical and internal hex connection will be helpful in accelerating the adoption of this innovative implant design.