Characteristics of An Ideal Surgical Guide

Have you ever considered the characteristics of what an ideal surgical guide are? Most surgical guides on the market don’t have all the features and attributes that implant placing doctors are seeking. Here is a list of ideal characteristics of a surgical guides:

• Cost of implant planning software – ease of use
• Ability to use your existing drills
• Proprietary use or flexibility to use with any implant system
• Quality of planning services
• Availability of clinical oversight
• Digital workflow – compatible with intraoral scan data
• Retentive, stable fit
• Usable in posterior areas -2nd molars
• Visual access to surgical site for flap reflection
• Provides depth control
• Flexibility to change entry point

Whether you have performed guided surgery before, or are considering guided surgery, make sure you get a system that can meet your needs.