The Intersection Between Bone Grafting and Surgical Guides
Dental implant surgery requires several careful steps. Long before any surgical guide is printed or implants placed, your surgeon must ensure that each patient has sufficient bone mass to hold and stabilize a titanium implant screw.
This short article walks readers through that process from beginning to end, including this important description of the point where bone grafting gives way to digitally guided implantation:
With the help of Dr. Chal’s team of dental specialists, including Dr. Reed Day, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, the patient underwent advanced bone grafting, using donor bone that was sourced from her hip. Prior to the surgery, Dr. Chal developed a highly precise, customized surgical guide based off CAT scans and dental prototypes. He says he creates 3D pre-operative models based on a thorough analysis of the patient’s anatomy. Many dentists, he indicates, simply provide verbal instructions to the surgeon.
Not every oral surgeon uses an autograft, and of course not every 3D printed surgical guide is manufactured precisely the same way.
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