1. Home
  2. >
  3. CHROME
  4. >
  5. Continued Innovation for Full-Arch Immediate Loading: Small Access Hole Technology

Continued Innovation for Full-Arch Immediate Loading: Small Access Hole Technology

Dentistry Today | May 1, 2021

Full-arch, implant-supported restorations have become an essential treatment option for patients who wish to have a fixed prosthetic replacement.1-3 Technological advances enable clinicians to provide implant-supported restorations via comprehensive, 3D planned guided surgery protocols for immediate loading and delivery of transitional prostheses on the same day.4-7 The ability to link restorative planning with the surgical placement of dental implants has been made possible with a combination of software applications and improved hardware components for both the surgical and restorative phases of implant reconstruction. Many of these concepts were previously presented by the authors in 2 recent articles that appeared in Dentistry Today.8,9 Guided dental implant surgery provides excellent and consistent accuracy for implant placement within the desired receptor sites while controlling trajectory, depth, and rotational timing. The challenge has been to first plan with the simulated virtual restoration in mind, followed by the prefabricated transitional restoration, which can be delivered to the patient on the day of surgery or soon after with precision and ease.

Small Access Hole Technology
Menu