Implant Osteotomies

The implant osteotomy or fixture site preparation is a key surgical step in implant dentistry. This Learning Pathway describes correct bone preparation technique for implant placement based on a prosthodontic plan. It highlights potential risks associated with inappropriate osteotomy techniques and discusses adjustments of preparation technique dictated by variation in bone densities.

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...

  • define the sequence, speed and drilling technique and recognize its relationship to primary implant stability and osseointegration
  • select the appropriate drilling procedure for a given type of bone
  • list the effects of inadequate drilling technique and instrumentation on primary implant stability and osseointegration
  • recognise the value of surgical templates in prosthodontically driven implant placement
Publication date: Oct 13, 2014 Last review date: Apr 10, 2021 Next review date: Apr 10, 2024
  • Anatomy & Biological Principles
  • Bone Quality
  • English
  • Languages
  • Osseous Structures
  • Osteotomy Procedure
  • Pathway
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Planning & Procedures

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