Medical programs or software are more common in use today; in dentistry, they are increasingly used as a tool to:
Together they work for the visualization of bone structures or soft tissues, reconstructing the planar images of said studies to a volumetric image or also called 3D.
From this planning, the surgical guide can be manufactured using a 3D printer in order to transport the virtual planning exactly to something physical, with it it will allow us to perform minimally invasive surgeries, place implants with greater precision, protect important structures such as nerves, maxillary sinuses, contiguous tooth roots, the ideal position to have a good emergence and a prosthesis with a suitable design, minimize errors, reduce surgical times that in turn, the patient will obtain a better postsurgical evolution.
- Clinical Case
- 3d Diagnosis
- Model Scanning And 3d Surgical Planning
- Use Of Surgical Guidance For Guided Surgery Of Implants
- Placement Of Graft In Putty
- Immediate Loading With Placement Of Screwed Provisional Prostheses
Material And Method
Eleven mandibles from a fresh cadaver were studied, half of them toothed, which underwent CBTC and a surgical procedure to lateralize the lower dental nerve in order to measure the thickness of the vestibular table and the thickness of the mandibular or inferior dental canal (CDI) at 5, 15 and 25 mm from the most posterior part of the mental foramen.
The results obtained by our study indicate that CBTC, being the best diagnostic method currently available, still presents differences with respect to reality. This discrepancy is 1.15 mm on average in relation to the thickness of the buccal bone table that covers it and 0.3 m on average in relation to the thickness of the ICD.
Low-dose Digital Radiographs Have Several Advantages:
• Digital radiographs reduce the patient’s radiation exposure by up to 90 percent compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental radiographs.
• Your dentist can instantly view and enlarge images, making it easier for us to spot problems and point them out.
• Digital X-rays do not require film processing, eliminating the need to dispose of harmful waste products and chemicals into the environment.
Cone Beam Imaging (CT Scans)
A CT scan of the oral cavity, particularly at the potential dental implant site, prior to an implant procedure is critical. It can help assess a patient’s suitability for an implant procedure, including detailed visualization of the depth of the existing underlying jaw bone that can help determine if a patient may require a bone graft.
A diagnostic CT scan is also vital for accurate, precise, and safe implant placement with as few complications as possible. Essentially, a CT scan prior to a dental implant procedure will significantly improve the likelihood of a successful smooth procedure and a smooth recovery thereafter.
Even today, dentists are still trained to perform dental implant placement without a computer guide. This conventional method would often require more time, processes, and incisions to complete the job. Consequently, for some patients, this could also lead to additional downtime after surgery.
However, with computer-guided implant technology, dentists are better able to place the implant in a precise location. Advanced equipment and displays allow dentists to clearly see available bone, surrounding tissues, and where to safely install the implant.