The Use of a Surgical Template in Impression Procedures
Introduction: The surgical stent is used to transfer the positional information in the diagnostic arrangement to the patient for accurate surgical placement of implants, which helps the practitioners place the implants in an optimal location. Aim: This case presentation describes the use of the surgical stent as a radiographic template, surgical stent, and the impression jig. Materials and Methods: The patient without the maxillary right premolar was treated with a dental implant. An immediate impression was obtained at the time of surgery with the aid of a surgical stent. The cast for temporary prosthesis, as well as the provisional prosthesis, were fabricated. The final abutment was selected using the PLAN solid abutment. The final abutment was connected and final prosthesis was delivered. The prosthesis was functioning well up to the final evaluation, and soft tissue health and the width of the ridge were well maintained with good esthetic result. Discussion and Conclusions: In this presentation, the surgical stent was used in the diagnosis step as a radiographic template, surgical stent, and impression jig. A reduction in time with less complicated steps may be achieved by obtaining an impression at the time with aid of surgical stent.