Blade implants belong to the category of “Endosseus implants”, or those that are surgically placed within the jaw bone.
Blade implants belong to the category of “Endosseus implants”, or those that are surgically placed within the jaw bone. Blade implants are positioned in the jaw in such a way that the blade implant’s prongs (or prong) are protruding into the mouth – to firmly support bridges or crowns that will eventually be attached to the implants.
Blade implants are generally positioned in the back of the mouth, where a patient has experienced tooth loss. As blade implants are exceptionally strong, they are ideal for placement in areas where significant biting forces are generated by the teeth – at the back of the mouth.
Blade implants can be manufactured to different designs and when they are modified or created for a specific patient they are called custom blades.
Steps Involved in the Placement of Blade Implants
1. The dental