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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 1998 Jan-Feb;13(1):109-14.

Profile surgical template: a systematic approach to precise implant placement. A technical note.

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Department of Periodontology, School of Stomatology, University of Oviedo, Spain. csicilia@informed.es

Abstract

The precise placement of dental implants is essential to designing a prosthesis that fulfills the esthetic and functional requirements of the patient, and simultaneously allows clear phonetics and facilitates oral hygiene. To achieve this, an effective surgical template is essential: it must provide good orientation, be comfortable, have adequate intraoral fixation, allow freedom of choice to the surgeon, and be capable of use during image-diagnostic procedures. In accordance with this criteria, the profile surgical template, based on utilization of the buccal contour of missing teeth, has been designed.

PMID:
9509788
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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