Dr Srdjan Cvejanović, an implant expert at Cvejanović Clinic, is an active member of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), and the best way to implement the latest innovations in the field of implantology and esthetical dentistry at one’s clinic is attending meet-ups and conferences. This year, our doctor had the opportunity to get insights regarding the latest in the field at the EAO Congress in Rome, assembling some 4000 leading European experts. Out of numerous lectures and courses offered to participants at the congress, Dr Cvejanović chose to perfect the immediate loading technique using Nobel Active implants (enabling placement of temporary crowns the same day the dental screws are placed), a technique which our clinic was among the first in Serbia to adopt, as well as a workshop on esthetic aspects of procedures performed on the front upper jaw region.
One major topic at the congress was the utility of CAD/CAM systems and the transition to computer-aided prosthetics manufacturing. Today, it is considered that only a computer-guided fabrication can achieve the highest quality precision when making implant prosthetics. Issues regarding osseointegration are mentioned less and less due to the fact that this problem is by and large a thing of the past, allowing experts instead to focus on how to ensure a long-term stability of an integrated implant.
Another dominant topic widely discussed was the impact on the body, that is, the state of the body at the moment of dental implant integration – how to prepare the body, how to maintain general health, what’s more important and what’s less important.
Implant owners might be interested to know that the consensus at the congress was that people should not use water flossers to maintain their implants, but rather ultrasonic toothbrushes and special flosses like Oral B super floss.