Today we are witnessing huge changes in the approach to oral implants, where the centre of attention has gradually shifted from the exaggerated pursuit of the maximum therapeutic result for the patient, who is no longer seen as the passive recipient of the treatment but rather its main protagonist.
This has happened particularly in the area of the biphasic philosophy, traditionally dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect result, due to the fact that its scientific foundation was composed of, at least at the outset, of skilful scientists and researchers little accustomed to clinical practice, so much so that the leading figures were not even orthodontists. The approach of the emerging implantology school of thought has always been very different since, because it is the creation of professionals accustomed to the operating table from where they often draw inspiration for their studies, it has always had to deal with the requirements of patients themselves, with their weaknesses and their demands.
Fortunately the trend is changing and the modern profession requires and pushes for the development of simple methods that are as non-invasive as possible, whose full implementation is also inseparable from the use of monophasic emergent implants, and Crystal® represents the latest generation of these. There are many reasons for their powerful influence, namely the low traumatic impact of the operation, the tendency to minimise recourse to invasive interventions for bone regeneration, by seeking to fully exploit the patient's pristine bone, the simplicity of the procedures, with positive consequences also in terms of time, and the low biological and economic cost.
Crystal® clearly comes from those implants that predated the Branemark studies by many years, conceived and used by the pioneers of implantology in the first half of the last century; but it has been suitably modified and perfected to combine the most modern scientific advances with procedures using age-old but not out-dated knowledge, which are depositaries of an immense patrimony that the doctor has a duty to place at the service of the patient.