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The history of basal implantology

The first time the term Basal Implantology is mentioned in early 70-ties of the past century by Jean-Marc Julliet. He clearly recognizes the disadvantages of implant placement without cortical support: Julliet explains that, contrary to Linkow’s approach specified in US patern 3,465,441, the low resistance of the spongeous bone ( in spite of the initial press fit of the blade implant) will soon give way to masticatory pressure. In this way, the blade is pressed deeper into the bone and will eventually lodge right on the cortical structure. 

In 1991, Gerard Scortecci published a retrospective study on the clinical outcomes of his Diskimplant system. In the years 1979-1989, a total of 5848 implants had been inserted, 590 of which had to be removed. A cumulative success rate of almost 90% over a 10 years period was remarkable result, considering that similar figures were hardly ever reported for screw and blade implants at that time. At that time traditional screw implantology had to live with success rates around 50-60%.

From that time and on, already more than 20 years, Prof.Dr. Stefan Ihde (Switzerland) and group of clinicians around the world are continuously developing and mastering the concept of Basal Implantology.