March 19, 2013

Teeth In A Day Guided Surgery


These are pictures of a patient we treated five years ago, successful both then and now.  After a CAT-Scan using a duplicate of this patient's full upper denture with radiographic markers was used to designate potential implant positions, the Nobel scanning software was used to do a "virtual surgery" on the computer.  This allowed us to create a template that was fixed in his mouth at surgery that had holes to guide implant placement without having to lay the tissue back and expose the bone.  The software also created a virtual model that facilitated our making a temporary fixed bridge in advance, to fit the implants.  The implants and bridge were placed at the same appointment.  The procedure is called "Teeth In A Day".

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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