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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

Publication:
November/December 2010
Volume 41 , Issue 10

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Diagnostic Value Of Nobelguide To Minimize The Need For Reconstructive Surgery Of Jaws Before Implant Placement: A Review

Roberto Scotti, MD, DDS/Gerardo Pellegrino, DDS/Claudio Marchetti, MD, MS/Guiseppe Corinaldesi, MD, DDS, PhD/Leonardo Ciocca, DDS, PhD

Pages: 809814
PMID: 20927416

Objective: To test if using a CAD/CAM system might reduce the necessity of bone augmentation in patients with atrophic maxillary arches before implant therapy. Method and Materials: Twenty male and female patients consecutively scheduled for bone augmentation of the jaw before implant surgery were included in this study, with a total of 29 jaws (maxillary and mandibular) to analyze for the implant-supported fixed prosthesis group and 19 maxillary arches for the implant-supported removable prosthesis group. NobelGuide System (Nobel Biocare), Autocad System (Autodesk), and routine manual CT measurements of available bone were used in this study. Results: The total results of the mean values of the fixed prosthesis group plus the mean values of the removable prosthesis group showed a statistically significant difference between the NobelGuide intervention score and both manual (P = .004) and Autocad (P = .001) measurements. Conclusions: The NobelGuide System represents a viable diagnostic device to reduce the entity or avoid bone reconstructive surgery before implant placements in the atrophic maxilla and mandible. (Quintessence Int 2010;41:809814)

Key words: diagnosis, oral implant, radiology, surgical guides

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