Radiographic Guide

In recent years, the predictability and success rate of dental implants has improved exponentially. This is largely due to improved techniques as a result of improved technology. As implants have become more sophisticated, most dentists are using CBCT technology to plan dental implant materials and procedures. Often, a surgeon will work with a restorative dentist, who examines the patient and determines the optimal placement of the tooth for the best aesthetic and restorative effect. The surgeon then determines if that placement is possible given the patient’s unique bone and tooth structure and what steps would need to be taken before the implant is placed (such as a bone graft). A radiographic guide for dental implants is typically used by both surgeons and restorative dentists to transfer the desired tooth placement to the mouth in a form that can be used with CBCT. A radiographic guide is not a surgical guide, but rather, it is a guide that helps determine if the optimal implant placement is achievable.