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PRACTITIONER SECTION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-52

Overview of surgical guides for implant therapy


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Himachal Pradesh Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, India
4 Dental Surgeon, S.B. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Bidar, Karnataka, India

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T Umapathy
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, No. 14, Ramohalli Cross, Kumbalgudu, Mysore Road, Bengaluru - 560 074, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.154438

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Prosthetically driven implant prosthesis assures good aesthetics, function and more importantly hygiene maintenance enabling long time success. Accuracy in treatment planning and implementation of planned treatment is vital for this success. Following advancements that have occurred in treatment planning (virtual software) for implant prosthesis; an equal rise is to be expected in transferring the planned therapy to surgical fruition. In this regard, surgical templates have enabled clinician to deliver predictable surgical & prosthetic rehabilitation. Surgical guides have not only decreased the chances of iatrogenic damage of critical anatomic structures; they also increase the esthetic and functional advantages of prosthodontic-driven implant. Within the constraints of this article, the authors describes an over view of use of surgical guides in clinical situation. If clinician is considered a pilot, then surgical guide is his navigator.


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