Immediate loading can be a predictable and reliable treatment option using Straumann BLT dental implants
Mrs K J, a 50-year old female, presented with a missing upper right 1st premolar tooth which was extracted a few weeks before she was due to vertical crack within the tooth following a direct trauma to the area (Fig 1). The referring dentist had advised that the tooth was judged to be unrestorable and needed extraction. Mrs K J was referred to us for implant placement and restoration. However, alternative treatment options were discussed with the pros and cons of each option with her – removable denture, adhesive bridge, conventional bridge or dental implant.
More than a tapered implant
The market for dental implants is shifting towards shorter treatment times, improved efficiency and profitability. Now, with 50% of global implant sales being tapered*, the Straumann® Bone Level Tapered (BLT) Implant broadens the appeal of Straumann’s portfolio in line with both dentists’ and patients’ requirements.
The Straumann® BLT Implant is a significant step forward in setting a new standard within the field of tapered implants. Offering excellent primary stability in soft bone and fresh extraction sockets, the tapered form adequately compresses the underprepared osteotomy. It also enables clinicians to effectively master patients’ limited anatomy such as facial undercut, converging root tips, concave jaw structure or narrow atrophied ridges.
Building on the clinically proven features of the Straumann® BLT, Roxolid®, SLActive®, Bone Control Design™, CrossFit® connection and prosthetic diversity, Straumann® BLT Implants provide great peace of mind and the benefit of the new apically tapered design for excellent primary stability even in compromised bone situations.
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About the author
Dr Hassan Maghaireh
BDS, MFDS (Ed) MSc Implants (Manchester)
Clarendon Dental Spa, Leeds
GDC number: 84681
Hassan Maghaireh is the head of the scientific committee at The British Academy of Implant & restorative Dentistry (BAIRD). He completed five years training in various maxillofacial units in the UK, gaining his membership in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh by Examination in May 2005. He then gained a Clinical Masters degree in Implant Dentistry from the University of Manchester winning the best clinical presentation award in 2008. Dr. Maghaireh maintains a private implant referral practice in Leeds, and has been involved with the University of Manchester as a Clinical Lecturer in Implantology on the University of Manchester MSc Program since 2007.
Hassan has a special interest in Evidence-Based Implant Dentistry, mainly with clinical perspective focusing on soft tissue management around aesthetic dental implants, bone grafting, immediate placement and loading and managing surgical and prosthetic complications in implant dentistry. He is actively involved in the oral health group of the Cochrane collaboration, updating evidence-based systematic reviews on various dental implants related topics. Hassan is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Oral Implantology where he has co-authored many random controlled trials on implant related issues.
Dr. Maghaireh is the regional ITI study club director for Leeds and is an accredited ITI speaker. He also acts as an official mentor the association of implant dentistry-UK (ADI), The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry (BAIRD) and various dental implants system in the U.K. Dr Maghaireh is the clinical director of the one-year Comprehensive Clinical & Evidence Based Dental Implantology courses in Leeds, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Emirates, Jordan and Iraq.
The dual nature of his clinical & evidence-based training makes Dr. Maghaireh a frequent author of dental literature, and a sought-after lecturer nationally and internationally.
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