Duration: 51 minutes, 18 seconds
Author: Dr. Siamak Abai
Delivery of Immediate Final Restorations at the Time of Implant Surgery: A Comprehensive Digital Approach to Implant Dentistry Introduction – Streamlining implant dentistry through a digital approach – Combining conceptual understanding with digital technology The Speaker – Dr. John Smith, a prosthodontist specializing in implant reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry in California – Extensive experience in delivering immediate final restorations The Goal – Delivering immediate final restorations before implant surgery begins – Enhancing patient experience and reducing overall treatment time The Collaborative Effort – The importance of teamwork in achieving successful results – Collaborative effort involving a project manager, dental technician, and computer scientist The Challenge – Merging knowledge of implant placement and angulation with intraoral scan and cone beam CT data – Ensuring precise and accurate alignment of the final restoration The Digital Workflow 1. Treatment Planning – Utilizing advanced software to create a detailed treatment plan – Visualizing the ideal position and angulation of the implants 2. Digital Scanning and Cone Beam CT – Capturing intraoral scans and cone beam CT data for precise measurements – Creating a digital replica of the patient’s oral cavity 3. Virtual Implant Placement – Simulating the implant placement virtually using the digital replica – Ensuring optimal implant positioning and angulation 4. Designing the Final Restoration – Using CAD/CAM technology to design the final restoration – Creating a digital model that perfectly fits the patient’s mouth 5. 3D Printing and Milling – Translating the digital design into a physical restoration – Utilizing 3D printing or milling technology for precise fabrication 6. Immediate Placement of Final Restoration – Placing the final restoration immediately after implant surgery – Enhancing aesthetics and functionality from the beginning Benefits of the Digital Approach – Minimized treatment time and reduced number of appointments for the patient – Improved accuracy and efficiency in implant placement – Enhanced aesthetics and natural-looking final restorations Conclusion – The comprehensive digital approach revolutionizes implant dentistry – Dr. John Smith’s expertise in delivering immediate final restorations showcases the potential of this technique FAQs 1. How long does it take to complete the digital workflow for immediate final restorations? 2. Are there any risks associated with placing immediate final restorations at the time of implant surgery? 3. Can this digital approach be used for all types of implant cases? 4. How does the digital workflow benefit both the patient and the dental team? 5. Are the final restorations made using the digital approach as durable as traditional restorations?