With a plethora of digital solutions available, it can be overwhelming to decipher what’s important and how will it benefit your practice. This article will highlight the key digital concepts for implant dentistry and explain where they fit in the digital workflow.
1. Patient data collection and assembly
One of the key advancements in digital implant dentistry is how patient data is collected. Through the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography CB(CT), intra-oral scanners and/or model scanners, you can obtain bone, soft tissue and prosthetic data. These data sets can then be merged in a single digital file for optimized diagnosis and treatment planning. Read more
2. Diagnosing and digital planning
Using both 2D and 3D visuals, digital treatment planning softwares, such as SIMPLANT, enable virtual implant planning prior to the implant procedure. Vital anatomical structures, prosthetic data, and bone quality can be visualized. Read more
3. Implant surgery
With digital planning, implant surgery can be performed through the use of surgical guides, for improved accuracy of the surgical outcome. One of the highest quality guides in the market are 3D-printed SIMPLANT Guides. Available for a wide range of implant systems, the guides are available for a variety of surgical options and surface types. Read more
Leveraging digital technology, options such as Immediate Smile featuring ATLANTIS, enables the design and milling of patient-specific ATLANTIS abutments, implant suprastructures and prostheses even before implant placement. Read more