Dental implants – Transosteal ImplantsTransosteal implants are one-piece, transmandibular, complex implants that also are available as individual abutments. For this type of implant, a submental skin incision must be made under surgical conditions.
An advantage of the transosteal implant is its predictable longevity. Several designs are available, and because of the implants’ long-term predictability, several patients still have prostheses supported by them. Designs include a single component device ( Fig. 2-7 ) and several varieties of multiple component, staple devices ( Fig. 2-8 ).
The usual application for these implants was to support an overdenture. Fixed bridges were rarely made as alternatives.
Mandible, anterior region, completely or partially edentulous (single component may be used in the presence of adjacent teeth).
Bone height (vertical) >6mm
Bone width (labial to lingual) >5mm