New advances with Next Innovation SurgiGuide: a practical insight
Materialise Dental has been implementing well thought out changes and improvements. The latest set of changes comes with SimPlant 12 and Next Innovation SurgiGuide: FastTrack and the improved version of SurgiGuide drill guides
The Navigation System for Dental Implantology
Which advantages does computer guided navigation bring to patients and clinicians? Can patients possibly be informed about the risks and uncertainties even before implant surgery takes place? And above all: how can computerized navigation get seamlessly integrated into daily working routines? This paper is intended to answer all those questions. The following example cases were realized with SimPlant Pro planning software and corresponding SurgiGuide drill guides were used as surgical drilling templates.
Integrating SurgiGuide with the SAFE drills and Nobel Replace Tapered drills for the implant treatment of a partially edentulous maxilla
The advantage of using multiple tooth supported SurgiGuide drill guides provides the possibility of integrating other systems. Since fixation screws are not necessary, the surgeon can repeatedly verify the correct position, depth and angulation of the prepared sites during surgery and can raise a flap in case it is necessary.
Placing implants close to the alveolar nerve relying on 3D images and drill guides
Trauma of the alveolar nerve at implant insertion is a disaster not only for the patient and the clinician, but affects the public opinion on implant dentistry. This case shows that using interactive planning software based on CT images reduces the risk of complications substantially. What is an advantage for both patient and clinician.
Immediate loading of mandibular implants
Immediate loading of mandibular implants in a case with bleeding tendency using the mucosal supported SurgiGuide drill guides
Edentulous ridge (Dr. Sarment)
Case represented by Dr. Sarment, University of Michigan, MI, USA
SurgiGuide Assures Accuracy
The treatment plan was to place fourteen maxillary and six mandibular implants to restore functionality and pleasing aesthetics for the patient.
Implant placement on the narrow maxillary ridge
A 46-year-old woman requested to have implants placed to support her partly edentulous ridge. Upon examination we found that there was a very thin maxillary ridge, at some points not more than 3 mm in thickness of bone. Therefore a technique had to be applied to place implants in the areas where there was enough bone and to angle them precisely to avoid bone dehiscence. SimPlant was used to simulate the implant placement.
SurgiGuide drill guides and Osteotomes (Dr. Rasmy Shahnavaz)
A combination of two tools for a successful surgery A straight osteotome can be used directly through the SurgiGuide resulting in a better guidance and control. This technique has been used successfully several times since the case described below.