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Implant Guides
 

What is an implant guide?

 

Why are implant guides so important?

How is it used?

An implant guide is placed in the mouth and is similar to the blueprint for a new house:  

There are 3 types of implant guides:

An accurate guide should:





  

Type 1:   Hand-held Guide


Advantage:
  


Disadvantage: 

 

 

 

Type 2:  Anchored Guide 


Advantage:
  

Disadvantage: 


 

 

Type 3:  Surgical Template
 

Advantage:  

Disadvantage:  

  

 

 

Implant Guide Summary:  

1.  The appearance and comfort of your new teeth depends on correct implant positions.

2.  To achieve the best positions, the surgeon should use an implant guide.

3.  There are 3 types of implant guides.
 
 


Type of Implant Guide 

Advantage Disadvantage 

Hand-Held
 

Shows new teeth Low accuracy

Anchored
 

Improved accuracyDoes not show new teeth
Template  
High accuracy

Shows new teeth

*New procedure



* The use of a
template is a recent development in 
implant surgery; not every surgeon will have the specialized training needed
   to design and use the template.


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guide is firmly anchored with multiple pins
guide is firmly anchored with multiple pins
guide is firmly anchored with multiple pins
guide is firmly anchored with multiple pins
an accurate guide should:                                                          (photos of a surgical guide; need suck-down)

  • show the positions of the new teeth

  • not move during the surgery
an accurate guide should:                                                          (photos of a surgical guide; need suck-down)

  • show the positions of the new teeth

  • not move during the surgery
an accurate guide should:                                                          (photos of a surgical guide; need suck-down)

  • show the positions of the new teeth

  • not move during the surgery
an accurate guide should:                                                          (photos of a surgical guide; need suck-down)

  • show the positions of the new teeth

  • not move during the surgery
the blueprint shows the contractor where to put the foundation for the house
  • if the foundation is not correct, it will be difficult to build the house
the blueprint shows the contractor where to put the foundation for the house
  • if the foundation is not correct, it will be difficult to build the house
the blueprint shows the contractor where to put the foundation for the house
  • if the foundation is not correct, it will be difficult to build the house
an accurate guide should:            

  • show the positions of the new teeth

  • not move during the surgery


a custom made appliance that it placed in the mouth and                 
helps the surgeon put the implants in the correct position
a custom made appliance that it placed in the mouth and                 
helps the surgeon put the implants in the correct position
a custom made appliance that it placed in the mouth and                 
helps the surgeon put the implants in the correct position
a custom made appliance that it placed in the mouth and                 
helps the surgeon put the implants in the correct position