Ultrashort bredent copaSKY dental implant options
Ultrashort implants are the latest innovative solution introduced by German dental implants company bredent medical, designed to help dentists expand their minimally invasive treatment options to more patients.
A bredent spokesperson explained: “The copaSKY ultrashort implant system offers an alternative to standard dental implants which not only reduces costs – as a result of eradicating the need to build up the bone through augmentation or sinus lift procedures – but also offers a less invasive route to restoration.
“The possibility of avoiding risky surgical procedures for bone augmentation in numerous clinical indications makes the copaSKY ultrashort an obvious choice for the replacement of missing teeth from the patient´s perspective. It makes the whole treatment more affordable while eliminating the need for discussions about patients´ aversion to extensive surgery."
With a length of only 5.2mm and a diameter of 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 or 6.0, the copaSKY implant uses available native bone to create a stable basis for implant-supported restorations under the most challenging conditions, while lessening the risk of damaging vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels.
Award winning Dr Marcus Gambroudes has placed over 4,000 implants. He trains and mentors dentists about managing complex implant cases. He is lecturing and conducting a hands-on practical session at the ADI Team Congress in May 2022 (https://www.adi.org.uk/congress22) demonstrating “Why bredent medical copaSKY is a real practice builder”.
He says: “I am impressed by the versatile clinical applications of the copaSKY implant range. I use it for implant in areas of limited bone height, as well as immediate placement in extraction sockets and full arch immediate load.”
Professor Emanuel Bratu, the first oral surgeon to test the copaSKY system has been using it for over three years. He observes: “I mostly use the 5.2mm copaSKY ultrashort dental implants from bredent medical. They work well for the maxillae and mandibles where they provide very good support.
“In extremely resorbed posterior regions, you can use two or three of these implants splinted together and the long-term results are very satisfactory. There is no bone loss and there is good soft tissue healing due to the conical connections of the implant. That applies both for the ultra-short and regular copaSKY.”
However, Prof. Dr Jörg Neugebauer from Germany, an expert in implant reliability, says a special treatment protocol is required to achieve good success rates when working with these ultrashort implants.
He advises: “In the molar area, tooth for tooth restoration should be carried out and pontics should be avoided. This means if there are three missing teeth, three implants should be placed. For the definite restoration single crowns or splinted restorations are possible.”
German efficiency and quality
The bredent spokesperson continued: “Having a wide range of prosthetic options is essential for successful treatment outcomes in implant dentistry. The copaSKY range offers all the necessary solutions for conventional and digital workflows from screw-retained to cemented restorations, from single tooth to full-arch restorations.
“The patented copaSKY elegance hybrid abutment is a ceramic reinforced high-performance polymer (BioHPP) abutment injection-moulded onto a titanium base which has shock absorbing capacity which ensures the long-term safety of the ultrashort implant, because it reduces the maximum forces transferred to the implant.
“In recent decades the copaSKY implants’ tried and tested osseo-connect-surface has set milestones in immediate restoration. Thanks to both the implant design and the bone-oriented surgical protocol, high primary stability and complete osseointegration are guaranteed, reducing traumatic stress for patients and reducing the number of treatment sessions.
“Aesthetically sophisticated, bredent’s copaSKY ultrashort implants are an ideal option when there is not enough bone above the inferior alveolar nerve and sinuses and the preferred choice for the surgery-phobic patient.”
For more information, visit www.bredent.co.uk