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guided surgery

Guided surgery revolutionises dentistry, enabling more specific diagnosis, virtual planning of surgical procedures, quicker treatment and reduced risk of error. This software-based technique makes diagnosis and therapy more streamlined, safer and more precise, allowing simpler procedures to be offered to an increasingly demanding clientele. Being able to plan the prosthetic phase in advance optimises the procedure, leading to better aesthetic results and eliminating the fear and stress associated with the multiple, painful sessions required by traditional implantology.

Guided Surgery Workflow

Diagnosis

A comprehensive diagnostic procedure is performed in order to gain a clear understanding of the specific anatomical and prosthetic characteristics of the case and to identify the best treatment plan.

Impression and wax

bite registration: The anatomy of the patient’s mouth is reproduced (traditionally by taking an impression) and, if necessary, a temporary prosthesis is designed. This process facilitates the manufacture of a radiographic template based on a diagnostic wax-up and enables subsequent digital alignment of the models by means of CT imaging. The impression may also be taken digitally by means of an intraoral scanner.

Radiographic template

This is made by the laboratory, on the basis of the impression taken. It is important to check that it fits the patient properly.

CT imaging

Once the radiographic template has been placed in the patient’s mouth, a CT scan is carried out to assess the site and check if it is suitable for an implant.

STL file sent

Exchange of information, between doctor and laboratory, to kick off the planning of the case. The other files to be used are the “stl” that are obtained by scanning the model complete with the radiological template.

Scanning

The dental technician designs the surgical template on the basis of the detailed 3D scans, in STL format, of the master model (the arch on which the procedure is to be carried out); the antagonist model (the other arch); the master model with Evobite (can be avoided if a double CT scan is done or in the case of partial edentulism with stable teeth); and the master and antagonist occluded.

Planning

This is carried out using user-friendly software to calculate the position of the implant so that it is suitable for the prosthesis. In this phase, the type of implant is also selected. This is the first time that the dentist has access to both the medical information and the technical dental information.

Manufacture
of surgical template

The 3D-printed surgical template provides a guide that is fully compatible with the implant system to be used and with the clinic’s surgical planning.

Surgery

The surgical template is fitted in the patient’s mouth, after which the implant site can be prepared using the guided instruments (specific surgical kit) and the implant can be fitted.