Straumann® Roxolid® SLA Bone Level Tapered implants
22 March 2017
Restoration of maxilla with six immediately loaded Straumann® Roxolid® SLA Bone Level Tapered (BLT) implants and fixed bridge using CARES® frame. A Case Study by Dr Mark Diacono as featured in Straumann’s casebook journal ‘More than primary stability. The new tapered standard’ which is based on the new Bone Level Tapered Implant system.
   
The situation  
 
A 62-year-old female was referred to us as her upper fixed bridge had failed. Radiographs and clinical examination showed that all the supporting teeth had carious lesions below the margins to such an extent that they could not be saved and the adjacent premolars on both sides were also non-restorable: oral hygiene was moderate. Her medical history was complex (supraventricular tachycardia transient ischemic attacks, hypertension) but controlled and a severe pharyngeal (gag) reflex made dental treatment without sedation impossible. The overall esthetic demand was not high and the smile was favorable.
 
Conclusion
 
BLT implants were successfully used to rehabilitate this patient’s maxillary and mandibular arches, despite the complexity of the case. The immediate stability achieved, even within the sockets, was so high that the temporary bridge could be fitted as planned. The CARES® software provided a totally passive titanium framework using a polished metal fitting surface. Cleaning with the power-wash should be easy and at follow-up there was no sign of any debris collecting around the implants.
Furthermore, at follow up, oral hygiene was good, with no signs of inflammation. The patent was extremely happy with the outcome.
 
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Fig 1 : The end result using Straumann® Roxolid® SLA Bone Level Tapered (BLT) implants and fixed bridge using CARES® frame.
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