Objective To describe an innovative miniature visualization surgical endoscope and endoscopic techniques applicable to dental implant procedures. Materials and Methods A newly developed modular dental implant endoscope is introduced, and the first impressions from its use in different implant procedures are reported. Results Details of the device that combines an endoscope, irrigation cannulas, and a surgical microinstrument channel are presented. The advantages of using it in dental implant procedures are described, and examples of how miniature visualization and surgical endoscopic techniques can be applied to increase the success of implantation are outlined. The new modular implant endoscope accurately identified all microanatomical and pathological structures, and simplified dental implant procedures. Conclusion Endoscopy should be considered not only for intraoperative observation and assessment of implant sites, but also should be applied for active assistance during implant placement procedures.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery