Guided dental implant surgery is valuable for surgeons and restorative dentists

Implant dentistry is increasingly restorative-driven. This is due in part to virtual planning and guided surgery, powerful collaboration tools that benefit – and allow for seamless communication between – the surgeon and restorative dentist. By working from the same digital plan, surgeons can work closer with restorative dentists to optimize restorative and surgical outcomes.

Correct virtual planning delivers a restorative-driven placement that also meets surgical parameters. Everything once done on the bench – wax-ups, stents, barium sulfate (BaSO4) teeth – is now done virtually in the software, saving significant time. With a precise model of the patient’s jaw and the surgical guide, an accurate prosthesis can often be manufactured by a dental technician prior to implant surgery.

Surgical surprises, if present, can be reduced or eliminated. The amount and location of available bone can be determined in advance of surgery. Three-dimensional CT scans can provide accurate information on treatment area proximity to the aveolar nerve channel and sinus walls that 2-D x-rays may not always reveal.

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About Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC
Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC designs, manufactures, and sells 3D image-based surgical guides for dental implant surgery. The ThinLayer® Drill Guide System was developed in the founder’s clinical practice, in response to design limitations found in existing products. The solution makes guided surgery technically and economically feasible for all implant surgeons, allowing them to provide better treatment to more patients. Please visit for more information.