Use of Surgical Guides

Last Updated May 29, 2006

Dr. Tsanis asks us:

I have a couple of questions regarding the use of surgical guides in dental implantology.

To start with do you routinely use surgical templates when dealing with edentulous patients?
What is your opinion of computer guided surgical guides, as their costs seem to be increasing?

Finally, in terms of practical applications, I have an edentulous patient that needs 6 or 7
dental implants and I want to construct a conventionally made surgical guide (not computer guided). What concerned me was how I will be able to fit that template in the mouth after I have raised the flaps, given the interference? Any usefull tips or advice?

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