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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

September 1994
Volume 25 , Issue 9

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Fabrication of an implant surgical guide using a denture replica technique


Pages: 611-615
PMID: 7568713

The outcome of the prosthodontic phase of implant tratment is affected by the position of implant fixtures within the dental supporting tissues; therefore, surgical guides are often used to facilitate ideal fixture placement. This article describes the fabrication and modification of a wax replica of the patient’s existing prosthesis, which is converted into a surgical guide. This approach permits accurate fixture placement relative to planned tooth positions in the implant-supported prosthesis, without the need to fabricate a new conventional denture prior to surger

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