Dental implantology is considered as the most widely treatment employed in edentulous patients. So far, sinus floor elevation is considered as the dominant method for treating patients having upper jaw posterior areas with alveolar ridge deficiencies towards successful and stable dental implantation.
The posterior maxilla has been known as the most difficult and problematic intraoral area for implant dentistry, requiring a maximum of attention for the achievement of successful surgery. Rehabilitation of the posterior maxilla with implants frequently presents a challenge for the oral surgeon because of the lack of bone due to alveolar ridge resorption or maxillary sinus pneumatization.
IPG-DET technique is a new, pioneering regenerative technique of internal atraumatic bone regeneration in the sinus without the need for sinus floor elevation (SFE). The IPG-DET technique uses growth factors and stem cells with simultaneous intentional perforation of the Schneider’s membrane.
These two characteristics, the use of growth factors & stem cells from the same patient and the perforation of the sinus membrane, constitute the main differences of the IPG technique as compared to all the other techniques and methods of sinus floor elevation.
Clinical research so far shows that this is a solution to the difficulties that the dentist faces when he/she plans to place implants in the posterior region of the maxilla, an area presented with the highest needs for implant therapy. These areas are usually present with extensive bone resorption and with bone mass of low quality and density.
The need for a technique that gives the dentist the ability to place implants in these regions of the maxilla, in a simple manner, avoiding time-consuming regenerative operations of high cost, was imperative.
The of the sinus was obliging all the present worldwide known techniques to operate between the bone ridge and the base of the sinus membrane with great care, in order to avoid membrane rupture. Consecutive to this fact, the use of shorter implants was also employed.
The problem is solved with the IPG-DET technique, with the intentional perforation of the Schneider’s membrane, with the use of special instruments, and the insertion of the pure autologous biomaterial into the pit, towards the sinus cavity. This way we can place implants at least 8 to 10 mm in length.
This way, we take advantage of the waiting time for bone regeneration, also gaining time and reducing the cost of the procedure, since we avoid long and painful operations. In addition, the trained dentist can therefore treat similar cases in the dental surgery.
This simple technique changes completely what we have so far known about the treatment plan for the exact position and the procedure that is used to place implants in the posterior region of maxilla.
This certificate has been created for the dentist wishing to apply this method and to be trained in the procedures associated with the IPG-DET technique.
The program seeks dentists with basic knowledge in implantology, who will ultimately graduate at an excellent level of knowledge in this field and will possess a thorough knowledge on how to make use of all the appropriate advanced technology.