Only for our patients, we offer safe implant placement aided through use of a surgical navigational template - of our own production!!!!
First time in Astana and only in Prestige Dental Clinic there is exclusive equipment and software for the implantation planning and printing of navigational templates using a 3D printer.
The navigational template is a tray made of special plastic (in this case 3D-printed) with pre-planned holes. These holes allow to perform the navigation function for the fixture of implants in the required position.
How does the treatment aided with the use of navigational surgical template work in the absence of the tooth? The dentist inspects the oral cavity and relying on the 3D X-ray assesses the situation. Then the dentist takes a dental impression which is further digitized and filled with plaster to create a reproduction (or casts) -models of jaws, which are placed in a special device called "articulator" for further evaluation.
After evaluation of the models and planning, the patient is offered various treatment options. After a treatment option is selected by the patient there is a deeper planning underway. Wax modeling of missing teeth or teeth that are subject to reconstruction is accurately done by specialists. The following steps are performed using a precise digital technologies.
Models of the jaws are scanned by 3D scanner and imported into the program, along with a 3D X-ray (CT). In this program, the doctor highlights important anatomical structures in order to avoid any injuries during the placement of the implant. In the next stage he places the crowns, and depending on their size and location, plans the future implant position. After getting the full surgery project, the dentist receives a digital model of the future template (navigator) and the hard copy of the surgery protocol.
In some cases it is possible to make temporary crowns or bridges in advance before the implantation, so that temporary crowns could be placed immediately after the surgery.
Dentist prints the digital model of the future template with using modern 3D printer right at the clinic, thereby saving time and getting affordable navigation template.
It is time for the surgery:
The navigational template is fixed, and implants are placed in the position strictly planned according to the pre-established protocol. The surgery takes about 15-20 minutes, more time is necessary if there is an additional manipulation required, for example, bone grafting.
The use of surgical templates eliminates the negative influence of the human factor, minimizes the duration of the procedure, ensuring maximum safety and comfort of implantation.