Accuguide – Surgical Guide for Dental Implant Placement and Treatment planning
Iverson’s Accuguide is a surgical guide for dental implant placement. The Surgical Planning workflow involves the entire dental team from the very beginning and allows for fully autonomous, computer-guided surgery of any implant on today’s market. Below you will find our detailed treatment planning process. We provide many case assistance resources as well as the ability to schedule a call with our Implant Advisor.
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1. Master model fabrication
The master model represents the patient situation and is the basis for the production of the scan and surgical template. You have the option to use the traditional PVS impression technique or an intraoral scanner.
2. CT/DVT scanning
In the next step, you will need to scan the patient with a 3D CT/DVT scanner. The scanning process can be done with the most commercially available CT and DVT devices that provide imaging information according to the widely accepted DICOM standard.
3. Diagnostics & 3D implant planning
The third step is to import the 3D data set (DICOM) directly into the surgical planning software. Most importantly, ensure the implant is positioned with respect to the patient’s anatomy and the desired prosthetic outcome. After you’ve completed the implant planning, the software provides the coordinated plan for surgical template fabrication and the surgical protocol.
4. Surgical template fabrication
You will now have the surgical template with the surgical planning for each implant. The surgical template contains the surgical sleeves that guide the surgical instruments and the implant. There is no need to produce a new template. If desired, the scan template can be reworked into the surgical template.
5. Guided surgery and implant insertion
Finally, fix the surgical template in the patient’s mouth. Once complete, the implant bed can be prepared with the guided instruments and then followed by guided implant insertion. The surgical protocol indicates which instruments are required to prepare each implant site.
When the decision is made to use a surgical guide, there are no standards that suggest a specific design. Firstly, one of the advantages of planning cases digitally is the ability to utilize supporting structures during the treatment planning and design process. Meanwhile, these can include teeth, mucosa, bone, and possibly existing implant components.
Secondly, treatment planning in cases involving a completely edentulous patient provides several options. for instance, stackable guides are becoming increasingly popular due to their ease of use and adaptability. These guides derive support from a single foundational guide. The foundation guide is placed first, generally with support from bone, and followed by the sequential placement of required guides. For example, the first component may be a guide that could direct any needed reduction of the alveolar ridge, while the second component allows the placement of implant fixtures. Furthermore, additional components can allow the accurate placement of restorative components, and the ability to index the prosthesis on the foundation guide.
Make placing Implants Easy
Whether you are placing a single-unit implant or a full-arch, our Implant Specialists will help achieve your desired prosthetic outcome. Firstly, our experienced CDT creates treatment plans and surgical guides that ensure your implants are positioned in the maximum amount of bone. In addition, they also help you achieve the esthetic and function desired.
Secondly, our Digital Treatment Planning team is well equipped to help you maximize productivity and profitability on your implant cases. For example, you can submit your scans, have the optimal positioning of your implants, receive your surgical plan and guide, and place your implants in the location needed.
Thirdly, we have the surgical and restorative expertise to help you efficiently place implants. Avoid surprises during surgery with an established foundation for smooth, easy-to-deliver restoration. Furthermore, we save you chair time and expenses along the way. In conclusion, no matter how simple or complex a case is, our team can help you deliver a safe, smooth, and streamlined surgical experience for your patients.