Author(s): Kalra M, Aparna IN, Dhanasekar B
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Abstract The optimal positioning of oral implants ensures good biomechanical, functional, aesthetic and phonetic results.The concept of surgical guidance in implant dentistry has been developed to bridge the gap between pre-operative treatment planning and surgical site preparation.This article discusses its evolution, from the early surgical guide systems which used only diagnostic casts as reference, to the latest in computer-assisted navigation. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Surgical guidance allows the accurate transfer of information from the pre-operative treatment planning phase to the surgical field. It assists the operator in placing the implant in the most ideal position and angulations, with regards to the final prosthesis.
This article was published in Dent Update
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports