1 Dental visit
A customize healing treatment plan should be agreed with the patient according to his needs. It is essential to evaluate the patient oral opening capability, in order to assess if adequate vertical space is available to accommodate the surgical guide and related components.
2 Radiological exam
A radiological template is fabricated to evaluate, by CT scan, the correct position of the teeth to be replaced and the soft tissue thickness around the implant. The patient should perform the 3D Scan with the radiological template fixed in his mouth.
3 Planning of the Clinical Case
The CT scan should be acquired by the 3D software to develop the clinical case. The 3D software allows the planning of different surgical aspects to have a complete and safe surgery: implant position and prosthetic components simulation, maxillary sinus elevation prevision and localization of mandibular nerve.
The information of the virtual planning are then exported in STL format for the manufacturing of the surgical guide.
Surgical guide is manufactured with 3D high resolution printer or by milling, according to the performed clinical case planning and to the surgical kit that will be used. During the same surgery session implants and prosthetic structure can be inserted.