The removal of osseo-integrated implants with the minimum of damage
Osseointegrated implants may need to be removed for a variety of reasons. Peri-implantitis is an obvious reason. Sometimes implants are placed in less than favourable positions and need to be removed. A variety of methods are available but many carry the risk of significant damage to the alveolar bone. This damage makes the re-treatment of the patient more difficult. If damage can be avoided then that should be our goal.
This presentation will show how it is possible to remove a fully integrated implant in minutes with the minimum of after-effects for the patient. Re-treatment is possible immediately in a disease-free case. Trephines and bone cell necrosis are in the main avoided. Examples will typically include the removal of a fractured and/or damaged implants, the removal of an implant from an augmented antrum and the removal of a mispositioned implant and immediate retreatment.
Robin carried out a histopathological audit of the efficacy of the Geistlich materials in lateral and sinus augmentations with the support of the University of Bern. He also contributed to clinical assessments of various implant features including the development of AstraTech's microthread design using this in low-density bone. Robin has a particular interest in the treatment of peri-implantitis.