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TECHNICAL NOTE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-69

Computer-aided design provisionalization and implant insertion combined with optical scanning of plaster casts and computed tomography data


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kochi Health Sciences Center, 2125-1 Ike, Kochi 781-8555, Japan
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kochi Health Sciences Center, 2125-1 Ike, Kochi 781-8555; Takamatsu Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, 11-16 Shioya-Machi, Takmatsu, Kagawa 760-0047, Japan
3 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Shimane University, Faculty of Medicine, 89-1 Enya-Cho, Izumo, Shimane 693-8501, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Shingo Hara
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kochi Health Sciences Center, 2125-1 Ike, Kochi 781-8555
Japan
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.133069

PMID: 24987602

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The conventional implant prosthesis planning process currently involves confirmation of two-dimensional anatomical findings or the quantity and quality of bones using panoramic X-ray images. The introduction of computed tomography (CT) into the field has enabled the previously impossible confirmation of three-dimensional findings, making implant planning in precise locations possible. However, artifacts caused by the presence of metal prostheses can become problematic and can result in obstacles to diagnosis and implant planning. The most updated version of SimPlant ® Pro has made it possible to integrate plaster cast images with CT data using optical scanning. Using this function, the obstacles created by metal prostheses are eliminated, facilitating implant planning at the actual intraoral location. Furthermore, a SurgiGuide ® based on individual patient information can be created on plaster casts, resulting in easier and more precise implant insertion.


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