We will work together with you, and in many cases, your dental laboratory, to develop, design, and create a CT derived pilot drill guide or a fully guided template. Your advantages to working with us are:
⁃We gather all data for you:
⁃Interacting with your imagining center, the radiology technician, and/or the surgeon’s staff to acquire the CBCT data in the correct format.
⁃Communicating with you or your laboratory to acquire the appropriate scan files.
⁃Dr. Tim Hart, prosthodontist, merges all files and designs your case.
⁃All implant systems are supported for pilot drill or fully guided.
⁃This is followed by an online conference between you and Dr. Hart to finalize the case.
⁃The final surgical guide is designed and prepared for 3D printing.
⁃We print the guide and install the drill sleeves for you
⁃In our facility in Denver, or
⁃We send the printable file (STL) to your lab to print and install the sleeves, or
⁃We send the file to you to print in your 3D printer. We have a strong relationship with Formlabs 3D printer manufacturer, and can help you set up a 3D printer in your office and provide dentistry specific support.
⁃Surgical guide sleeves are autoclavable (non-sharps) surgical instruments which can be reused. Pilot drill sleeves are included in our fee. Fully guided cylinders are charged only once, and are reused in future cases.
Next: General information about the types of files that you will need to send.