A cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) scan can help with the proper placement of the implant.
The patient receives both a CBCT scan and an intraoral digital scan. The data from the CBCT scan and the data from the intraoral scan are merged.
Next, a surgical guide is designed from the merged file. The file is then sent to Burbank Dental Lab, where a surgical guide is fabricated.
The Surgical Guides at Burbank Dental Lab provide the following:
- The guide is checked on a solid model to ensure proper fit.
- Precision guide rings are used in each appliance unique to each surgical system.
- Only FDA approved resin is used
- Quick turnaround time
The surgical guide is then used to properly place the implant. After osseointegration has occurred, the restorative process begins.
The use of intraoral scanners to take digital impressions offers excellent accuracy for single-unit implant restorations.
Once a scan is done, it provides an immediate connection with the laboratory. The file can be shared and discussed.
Digital impressions eliminate the need for traditional impression materials, reducing overhead. Due to the efficiency and accuracy of intraoral scanners, valuable chair-time is significantly reduced. It has been found that clinical adjustment times are shorter when a digital workflow is used over a conventional one. Also, digital impression taking is overwhelmingly preferred by patients over the use of chemical impression methods.