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Volume 17 , Issue 5
September/October 2002

Pages 663 - 670

A Custom Template and Definitive Prosthesis Allowing Immediate Implant Loading in the Maxilla: A Clinical Report

Daniel van Steenberghe, MD, DDS, PhD, Dr hc, Ignace Naert, DDS, PhD, Matts Andersson, DDS, PhD, Izidor Brajnovic, CDT, Johan Van Cleynenbreugel, MSc, PhD, Paul Suetens, MSc, PhD

PMID: 12381066

Purpose: The purpose of the present investigation was to examine to what extent precision data from 3-dimensional planning software for oral implants can be transferred to the operative field by means of a drilling template, containing high-precision drilling sleeves, fitted on the jawbone. It was investigated whether this procedure would allow advance preparation of a fixed definitive prosthesis that could be placed at the completion of surgery. Materials and Methods: This procedure was experimentally carried out in 2 cadavers and later in 8 consecutive human patients. Results: The results indicated a nearly perfect match between the positions and axes of the placed implants and those planned. Discussion: This procedure permitted the placement of a definitive fixed prosthesis with limited freedom of space between the abutments and the metallic cylinders incorporated into the prosthesis. Conclusion: These encouraging results of the Leuven information technology–based oral rehabilitation by means of implants (LITORIM) are presently being further investigated at the clinical level.

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