The Osstell ISQ (Implant Stability Quotient) is a diagnostic device used after the placement of dental implants. The technology measures stability of the titanium post after it has been implanted into the jaw. This determines the success of osseointegration (fusion of the implant to the jaw bone). From this information, your doctor can decide whether you should continue with the implant procedure at the planned time.
Patients at risk of poor implant stability can be monitored on their progress over time, which helps your doctor understand if more time is needed before completing the implant process. As a result, the overall treatment is more predictable and efficient. In addition, the Osstell ISQ helps prevent failed implants.
Ultimately, if the technology finds that your implant has successfully fused to the jaw, the procedure can sometimes be completed ahead of schedule, leading to a faster treatment.