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  • Video: How to Place Dental Implants

    After using CBCT software to virtually place the dental implant and create a surgical guide, it’s now time to physically place the implant. The process involves seven main steps:

    1. Remove gum (no flap) with the gum punch
    2. Position the drill point
    3. Use the pilot drill to create the initial hole
    4. Drill the full hole with the twist drill
    5. Match hole size to implant shape with the cortical drill
    6. Match the implant thread with the tap drill
    7. Place the dental implant

    For a visual tutorial on how to place dental implants, watch this video. An audio transcription of the dental implant procedure is below.


    Dental Implants Procedure Video Transcription

    Apply local anesthesia to the gums in order to numb the surgical site for the implant operation. [Note: dentist should be mindful of patients who have high blood pressure or heart disease by using Candonest.]

    After determining the diameter of the surgical site, go to your Zuga tool box and select the coinciding gum punch.

    Using the Zuga gum punch, punch out the tissue at the surgical site to reveal the bone underneath.

    Next, using the Incremental Drilling Method, start by choosing the smallest drill – the pilot drill – from your Zuga tool box.

    Drill into the bone at the surgical site until the stop guide prevents you from drilling any further.

    Choose the next largest twist drill in the color-coded line and drill to the desired depth.

    Drill down into the bone just like with the pilot drill. The stop guide will prevent any over-drilling. If you are drilling into compact bone, choose the tap drill and attach it to the handpiece. The specially-designed tap drill will help drill through the compact bone without drilling any deeper in length.

    Take the implant out of the vial cap by twisting the top. Touching only the vial cap, place the implant into the implant cavity. Use the implant adapter to screw the implant into the bone. Using the ratchet tool, tighten the screw adapter and the implant so that the ratchet’s lever hits at least 35ncm.

    Place the healing cap on top of the implant. The healing cap will allow the gum to grow around it while maintaining the shape of the implant socket. If you did not order a healing cap, take the sealing screw from the vial cap and secure that on top of the implant.

    Send the patient home to allow for osteointegration and proceed to the restoration portion of the process.

    Zuga – simple implant solutions for the modern dentist.

    See how simple placing Zuga dental implants can be now.

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