Implantology and Implant-Prosthodontics
The osseo-integrated implantology in recent years has been the protagonist of substantial developments on the front of both materials and procedures of any kind. In addition, innovative techniques such as All-on-four / V-II-V / All-on-six and computer-assisted systems have substantially reduced waiting times and, above all, the discomfort felt by those who must receive the prosthesis, also facilitating the work of professionals who must apply it. What is revolutionary, however, is that with these methods it is now possible to return to most patients with seriously compromised or edentulous teeth a fixed dentition in just one day. The ALL-A T-ONCE protocol is active within the Unit which, thanks to the new technologies, offers the possibility to perform implant-prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous patients in just 24 hours or at the same time of implant insertion. The implants insertion and the delivering of the prosthesis are performed in a few hours, allowing the patient to recover masticatory and aesthetic function.
The research is mainly focused in innovative clinical protocols applicating these techniques but also in in vitro research on bone substitute biomaterials.
- The advanced pre-implant surgery deals with tissue regeneration in order to recreate the ideal conditions for the positioning of Osseo-integrated implants to support new prosthetic dental elements. Nowadays it is possible to reconstruct the skeletal bases for horizontal and vertical defects through guided bone regeneration. If the bone defects are particularly severe (in relation to the amount of the defect or the anatomical complexity) it is possible to resort to autologous bone grafts (taken from the same patient) and coming from intraoral sites (angle and mandibular body) or from extraoral sites (parietal bone). The Unit has expertise in minimally invasive techniques in implant-prosthetic rehabilitation of severe maxillary atrophy with tilted and zygomatic implants. In this type of operations, the most innovative research methods and the most advanced computer-assisted technologies are used in the two most delicate phases for the patient: diagnostics and surgical therapy. The diagnosis, performed by 3D CT scan, allows to study with absolute precision the oral anatomy. Surgical and implant operations are instead designed thanks to software that guarantee the patient the minimum of invasion in the surgical phase, in the face of maximum clinical and aesthetic results.
- Rehabilitation of post-oncological resections through oral and maxillo-facial prostheses are also investigated in a large group of patients. These are realized also through extraoral osseointegrated implants and/or computer-guided procedures.