A protocol for digitally aided dental surgery have been developed Dental specialists from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Kentucky. The protocol includes 3D scanning of teeth of patient, gums, jaw, 3D printing surgical models & templates, and CNC milling a set of temporary restoration teeth. The improvement of quality and efficacy of dental implants is possible with the help of technological advancements. Many dental surgeons are adopting new technologies and techniques to provide better service.
Dental specialists at UofL tested digital approach for temporary restoration teeth. If a gap of lost teeth is left unfulfilled for days, teeth from both sides move inwards and it can damage gums. So, temerity restoration teeth can be used to fill that gap. Dental specialists tested computer-aided surgery that involves 3D scanning, CNC milling, and 3D printing.
“This protocol skips a lot of steps and makes it more efficient,” said Bryan T. Harris, D.M.D., associate professor of prosthodontics at UofL and coauthor on the paper. “The patient benefits from reduced chair time, minimal surgical exposure, more efficient appointments and more predictable results.”
Dental specialists implemented this method to replace two teeth of a woman at patient clinic in the UofL School of Dentistry. Patient’s mouth was scanned in the first step to obtain thorough information for next steps. 3D scanning is more accurate, so specialists used it to create physical mold of teeth and gums of patient.
UofL team used CAD software to design temporary restoration teeth, which were manufactured with CNC mill. A digital 3D printed model of patient’s mouth was used to guide surgeons during the procedure. It also helped dentists to place the implants without disrupting gum flaps of patients and save a lot of time during surgery. 3D printing helps dentists to plan further steps instead of making decisions on the spot. The use of technologies in creating temporary restoration teeth is an important step in improving dental healthcare.
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