Surgical Guides for Dental Implant Placement

Surgical Guides for Dental Implant Placement

With the advent of implant dentistry, restorative dentists and prosthodontists realized that replacing missing teeth is not only about placing an implant in the edentulous area. One of the most important factors in having a predictable outcome in implant dentistry is the position and the orientation of the placed implants. Hence, the importance of surgical guides in placing implants has been emphasized. The dental laboratory’s involvement in the process is also important for both being aware of all the considerations on the clinical side and also being able to offer expert input. This article reviews different surgical guides and prosthodontic factors that need to be considered when designing them. read more

Source: Inside Dentistry

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