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Treatment guidelines

Templates for imaging and surgery

Key points

  • In edentulous spaces, the diagnostic wax-up can be used to form radiographic and surgical implant placement guide templates.
  • Radiographic and surgical guide templates assist in diagnosis and treatment planning and facilitate proper positioning of implants in bone.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
One method of accomplishing the process of determining crown form and fabricating a surgical guide is to select and adapt a radiopaque denture tooth to the edentulous space on a diagnostic cast. After finalizing the most desirable coronal form and position for the crown, it is important to determine if sufficient bone is present apical to the proposed implant location.


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