Surgical Guides

Surgical guides allow dentists a safe, predictable, and efficient virtual process to implant placement. Using your CBCT Dicom files sent digitally to our lab with a prescription, our CDT (Certified Dental Technician) can virtually position implants to the most advantageous position within the virtual model.

Surgical guides are digitally designed to rest on teeth, gingiva or bone and eliminate implant placement guesswork. Nerves, sinuses, and other landmarks are superimposed on the virtual models to aid in the assessment of implant placement. During the design phase, an abutment can be virtually positioned over the proposed implant position to ascertain needed room for the final restoration. Once the digital design is completed, it is sent to the practitioner to review and approve.

Upon approval of the virtual implant placement by the practitioner, Robertson Dental Lab will print the guide via our newest digital technology, the FormsLabs resin printer. Guide sleeves, designed to limit drilling depth and implant depth to safe parameters, are placed in the guide to the designed angle(s). Fit of the guide is double checked on a stone model and the surgical guide is returned to you meet your implant surgery date.

Surgical Guides offer a predictable to ensure the best implant placement. Call Robertson Dental Lab today to help plan and design your surgical guides.

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