A digital workflow for planning and restoring dental implants improves collaboration among the surgeon, restorative dentist, and lab. It’s an efficient way to save time and money and provide better patient experiences and outcomes.
Digital Dental Implant Planning
A digital scanner is used to take 3D impressions of your patient’s teeth, bite, and oral cavities. It’s easy to upload the files and send them to our lab. We load the scans into our planning software to make surgical guides, abutments, and temporary restorations.
- Fast – Rapid handheld scanners take images in seconds
- Simple – No messy impressions are needed
- Convenient – No shipment is required
- Comfort – Better experience for all patients—particularly those with strong gag reflexes or dental anxiety
- Visualization – Explain treatment options to patients with a visual aid
Cone beam imaging
3D images from cone-beam scans of your patient’s oral anatomy are essential for accurate planning.
- Accurately assess bone density
- Identify precise location of nerves, sinuses, and other anatomy
- Measure restorative space
Virtual planning software helps in determining and visualizing the optimal position for a restoration or prosthesis and planning dental implant placement accordingly. Digital impressions and cone-beam scans are imported into the planning software. We use CAD-CAM technology to virtually place teeth. The optimal restoration position is used to determine the implant and abutment dimensions and the best implant position for highly functional, highly aesthetic results.
- Provider and patient visualization
- Clearly identify safety zones for implant placement
- Prosthetic-driven placement
- Custom restoration components
After you approve the virtual plan for dental implant placement, it is transferred to our in-house 3D printer. We will print a 3D model and a surgical guide to implement the restorative plan.
- Precision in implant size, angulation, and depth
- Optimal prosthetic support
- Decreased risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications
Digital Implant Restorations
The intraoral impressions are used to design and craft custom abutments for restorations.
- Variations of digital restorations can be considered before milling parts
- Temporary restorations can be available before the surgical procedure for immediate placement
- Reduction in errors
- Faster restoration adjustments and seating time
- Maximum support
In addition to being a master dental technician and a certified master ceramist, Neil Miller has received advanced occlusal training. Whether a patient case is straightforward or highly complex, Neil and our team of certified dental technicians will work closely with you to provide highly efficient solutions for digital implant planning and restorations.