General GP Implants designs and manufactures advanced solutions for dental implantology. Our products include implants, abutments, and restorative components for dentists and dental technicians, as well as all required instruments and accessories for the fabrication of implant-supported prostheses. This User Manual relates to all GP Implants dental implant systems. It should be carefully read prior to use.
Intended Use GP Implants are intended for surgical placement in the maxillary or mandibular arches of edentulous or partially edentulous patients, to support single or multiple unit fixed restorations or removable prostheses. GP Implants may be loaded when completely osseointegrated or immediately when adequate primary stability and occlusal stability are achieved.
- Dental implants should not be placed in patients who are medically unfit for general or oral surgical procedures.
- Special attention and thorough evaluation of risks and benefits should be given to patients with underlying medical factors that might affect bone or soft tissue healing (e.g., bone disorders, steroid treatments, radiation therapy, smoking).
- Special accommodation should be practiced in patients with relative contraindications.
- Placement of dental implants is not recommended in children until growth has stopped and epiphyseal closure is completed.
- Local infections, inadequate bone volume/quality, and general diseases/treatments affecting bone and soft tissue healing may result in osseointegration failure, both immediately or later.
- Always consult current best practices, clinical manuals, textbooks, and publications for up-to-date information related to medical evaluation, treatment, and surgical planning of patients undergoing implant placement.
Preoperative Considerations and Precautions
- Patients must be examined and evaluated for medical, psychological, and physical status prior to any surgical procedure.
- Factors that may put the patient at risk or affect bone or soft tissue healing should be evaluated.
- Obtain panoramic radiographs and CT scans or other individual radiographs for a complete evaluation of dental and periodontal status and available bone for future implant placement.
- Formulate a comprehensive dental treatment plan based on a comprehensive clinical and radiographic evaluation, including the locations, number, and sizes of planned implants.
- Collaboration between the dental surgeon, restorative dentist, and dental laboratory technician is critical for optimal outcomes.
- Use a wax-up and surgical guide, if applicable, to ensure correct implant positioning.
- Sufficient residual bone volume is necessary for high primary and long-term success of dental implants. Consider bone augmentation procedures if inadequate bone volume.
- Plan the number and size of implants, taking into account the planned prosthetic type and specific conditions and habits of each individual (e.g., bruxism or unfavorable jaw relations). Incorrect planning may result in compromised esthetics, undesirable restorative outcome, and increased risk of implant overload or failure.
Intraoperative Considerations and Precautions
- Surgical placement of dental implants requires precision and care.
- Always use sterile instruments and tools.
- Minimize damage to soft and bone tissues during surgery. Trauma, thermal injury, and infection may result in implant failure or damage to surrounding tissue.
- Any deviation from established surgical protocols increases the risk of osseointegration failure.
- Determine loading and healing timing protocols based on bone quality and implant’s initial stability.
Prosthetics Considerations and Precautions
- GP Implants support all established dental implant restorative options.
- Proper planning for number and position of implants is necessary for successful restorative and esthetic outcomes.
- Treatment planning should take into account mechanical stress