Guided dental surgery is considered a predictable and consistent way of placing implants. In order to maximize the use of such guides, strict adherence to data acquisition and understanding is key.
Dr Seung Baek reviews the principles of integrating Cone Beam CT images with digitized impressions to provide a comprehensive, 3-D enabled surgical plan and guide. Some of the issues and questions covered include:
- What is Guided Surgery and what it does for us.
- Can we do all the implant cases with guided surgery?
- How Cone Bean CT works and how we should use the data.
- Do we need to buy CBCT? Which CBCT machine should we buy?
- How mesh files are made and How we can utilize the file.
- Intra oral scan versus Extra oral scan.
Mesh files (Surface Data)
- Optimal applications for milling or printing.
- What we can do with 3d printer in Dentistry.
Milling and Printing
Implant restoration and replacing missing teeth is the “final” step of dental implant work. With increasing patient demand for esthetic excellence and predictable long-term results, it is important to understand how to optimize patient outcomes utilizing implants while maximizing clinical and technical efficiencies.
- Understanding the limitations of open/closed tray impression techniques.
- Learn about digital impression taking.
- Discuss abutment choices: standard abutments versus custom abutments, ceramic versus titanium abutments.
- Recognize indications for cemented versus screw-retained crowns and individual crown options versus splinting.
- Discuss implant restoration torque requirements and cement options.
- Discuss all of the denture and restorative options available, which include: fixed and removable hybrid appliances, bar attachments, locators, ORS attachments, and locking attachments.
- Utilize the newest denture options of fixed or fixed-detachable all-ceramic implant dentures.
- Utilize techniques for immediate load, immediate temporization, and tissue development.
- Resolve restoration complications.