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Treatment guidelines

Splints for imaging and surgery

Key points

  • Based on the diagnostic provisional set-up, planning tools (radiographic templates), surgery tools (surgical templates) and temporary dentures can be fabricated
  • Radiographic/imaging templates help calculate available vertical height of the jaws and possible depth of surgical drill penetration, and help indicate favorable implant positions
  • Prosthodontically driven implant treatment uses a clear resin duplicate of the laboratory teeth set-up, as a surgical template

Clinical topics

Radiology Guided Surgery

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