14 Sep 2021
Cortico-Basal Implantology: Clinical concepts and applications
Speaker: Dr. Shivaprasad B.M
No of attendees: 80
Basal implantology also known as bicortical implantology or just cortical implantology is a modern implantology system which utilizes the basal cortical portion of the jaw bones for retention of the dental implants. Basal bone is defined as the osseous tissue of the mandible and maxilla underlying the alveolar processes. It is relatively fixed and unchangeable framework of the mandible and maxilla. Using the basal bone, now implants can be placed in region where traditional implants would not be possible. The basal bone is always present throughout life as it is very strong and forms the stress bearing part of our skeleton. Dental implants when placed in this bone can also be loaded with teeth immediately. Basal /cortical implants is a viable option for restoring atrophied jaws as they do not require extensive augmentation and allow for immediate loading. Further, they can be placed with a flapless technique and can be combined with any implant. A CDE programme was conducted by Department of Periodontology on the same topic on 14th September 2021 at the college auditorium. The event was attended by around 80 people, including UGs, PGs and staffs from various departments. An insight was given on the developing aspects of basal implantology along with various clinical case presentations.