With the use of a 3D Scan of the patient's jawbone, a computer program can be applied to plan the placement of the dental implants. From that design, an accurate-fitting surgical guide is fabricated, which allows the precise placement of the dental implants.
In the pictures above, the guide has been fabricated, and when secured in the mouth, provides tubes through which the implants are placed. The 3D Scan also makes it possible to create the teeth in advance to fit the newly placed implants, so the implant supported fixed bridge can be placed at the same time. This is an example of one of the many "Teeth in a Day" procedures that we have performed.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309