18:30 - 19:00
Enrico Agliardi (Italy) & Robert Haas (Austria)
Direct / Shape / Place. Clinical experience with the Nobel Biocare N1™ implant system
Biological research has observed that conventional high-speed drilling contributes to bone resorption, owing to the heat and trauma that it causes. It is magnified by having to reduce heat with irrigation, which washes away valuable osteogenic materials.
A simplified approach has been created to replace high-speed drilling with an instrument that slowly rotates to ‘shape’ the osteotomy and eliminates the need for irrigation. In addition to its biological advantages, the technique simplifies the procedure and reduces guesswork, particularly in evaluating bone quality, and it reduces noise and vibration for the patient.
This protocol is just one feature of the full Nobel Biocare N1™ system, which includes new concepts in implant macroshape, surface, prosthetic connections, and emergence profile. In this forum, Profs. Encrico Agliardi and Robert Haas present their clinical experience with the system so far.