Basal Implants are an advanced implantology system which utilizes the basal portion of the jaw bones for the retention of the dental implants. Basal implants are made of Titanium metal, uniquely designed to be accommodated in the basal (cortical) bone areas. The basal bone area provides excellent bone quality for the retention of these unique and highly advanced implants.
The teeth are usually situated in less dense bone portions of the jaw bones called the alveolar or crestal bone of the jaw. This less dense alveolar or crestal bone area gradually starts getting resorbed and recedes once the teeth are lost. The bone which ultimately remains after regression of the alveolar bone following loss of teeth is the basal (Cortical) bone which lies below the alveolar bone.The basal bone is less prone to bone resorption and infections. It is highly dense, corticalized and offers excellent support to implants.
Basal implants are used either for teeth replacement or as an anchor for different types of removable dentures such as All in 4 and All in 6. However, the usual aim of the procedure is a fixed structure to replace as many as 12 teeth on each jaw. Basal implants are considered to be the best choice for individuals with moderate or severe atrophy of the jaw and can possibly avoid the need for bone augmentation.
With Basal implants, the final prosthesis (crown) is fixed on the titanium post within 24 hours, saving time and costs considerably. This procedure is called “Immediate Loading”. With Basal implants the need for a second surgery to fix the abutment and the need of interim/provisional dentures is totally eliminated.
Another major advantage of Basal implants is the fact that they can be successfully placed in smokers or diabetic patients, or in individuals with chronic or destructive periodontitis.