The precise positioning and guidance of the digital guide is realized, and at the same time, it avoids the common sidewall perforation in implant surgery, the poor position, direction, and depth of the implant, and damage to the maxillary sinus, mandibular neural tube and other important anatomical structures. It can truly simulate the whole process of oral implantation, accurately navigate, track and detect the central location of implant drilling, and has an early warning function of implant spacing. Minimally invasive surgery is a highlight of the implant guide, and circumferential supracrestal fibrotomy can greatly reduce postoperative complications and patients’ fear of surgery.

This is a 54 years old male patient with a fixed orthodontic appliance and anchorage nail in the mouth. Teeth #15, #25, #36, #45 were missing. In order to reduce the trauma, we will utilize Aoralscan 3– the intraoral scanner from SHINING3D – to acquire the jaw data & design surgical guide based on this data, then printed the guide with AccuFab-L4D – the printer from SHINING3D. Finally accurately place 3 implants in area #25, #36 and #45 under the guidance of the surgical guide, so as to reduce postoperative complications and reduce the fear of patient.

With Aoralscan 3 , we can get the jaw data with true color. Compared with traditional impression, digital way is very convenient and fast for doctors, and the patient had no unpleasant feeling.

Based on digital impression, we can first set the teeth arrangement, and then place the implants according to the position of the teeth, so as to determine the specific direction and depth of the implant.

To create neural tube in the software, since the CT data is intuitive, we can select the size of the implant accordingly to avoid damage to the neural tube, and at the same time, we can know whether the maxillary sinus needs to be lifted and the height need to be lifted.

Finally, after the implant planning is completed, surgical guide can be generated, and all the planning information can be output in the form of guide.

Utilize AccuFab-L4D to print the designed surgical guide.

With the guidance, doctors only can easily and accurately place the corresponding implants according to the corresponding planning information, which is minimally invasive, safe, accurate and efficient.

This is the post-op image, and we can see that with the guidance, the implants were in place exactly as planned.