As more people have come to enjoy higher standards of living, so too their standards for oral aesthetics have also increased. Having the means to afford adequate oral care and restoration has motivated more people to have their smiles reinvigorated.
At the same time, digital implantation technology has become mature and predictable. From the pre-implantation image analysis and virtual implant planning, to surgical guide design and manufacture, post-implant restoration aesthetic design and model editing, dentists and patients alike are all benefiting from the advancement of digital implant technology.
The criteria for successful implantation is twofold. Firstly, the functional component: successful osseointegration and stable implant function. Secondly, and to the patient just as importantly, is the long-term and stable aesthetic result. It is not enough for patients that their restoration works; it must look good, too.
This is a patient with a defect in the upper anterior tooth region. The #11 tooth was lost due to trauma, and the bone resorption resulted in insufficient labial bone and gingival recession. For this implant area, it is necessary to reduce trauma, repair the defect area as soon as possible, and perform soft and hard tissue augmentation and reconstruction to maintain a good width and thickness of the gingiva around the implant, thereby maintaining a good and stable aesthetic effect.
The implant position and depth will affect the fullness and aesthetics of the soft tissue around the implant, which in turn affects the aesthetic restoration effect. Therefore, it is necessary to control the distance between the implant and the natural root surface as well as with other implants, and the thickness of labiomaxillary bone plate.
The dental arch data scanned by the intraoral scanner Aoralscan 3 from SHINING 3D, combined with the CBCT data, can be used in the exoplan implant planning software. This allows the dentist to virtually locate the accurate position of the implant based on the patient’s bone volume, bone quality, jaw, teeth and arch data. All of this information will be used to make a surgical guide, which can be directly 3D printed from the program.
The implant surgery can then be completed with the guidance of a surgical guide to avoid greater trauma to the patient.
The surgical guide can be printed with the 3D printer AccuFab-D1s from SHINING 3D. Thanks to the printer’s high precision, the surgical guide sleeve is in good position without deformation or other abnormalities during the try-in.
The implantation is completed under the precise guidance of the surgical guide. The position, depth and direction of the implant are fixed, which is more precise and can help reduce errors of manual operation.
Due to the resorption of the labial alveolar bone which resulted in gingival recession, the insufficient peri-implant bone volume will influence the stability of the implant and the post-implant aesthetic effect. Therefore, bone augmentation surgery is required to thicken the labial bone plate.
After the second-stage operation, the soft and hard tissues around the implant were plump, the color and texture of the gingiva were normal, and the emergence profile margin was formed.
Insert the scan body and use the intraoral scanner Aoralscan 3 to collect intraoral data directly, avoiding the tedious and imprecise factors of physical impressions. In this way the entire digital data collection process can be quickly and comfortably completed for subsequent design.
Finish the restoration design in exocad.
Finish model editing, and use the printer AccuFab-D1s to finish model printing. Then install the anolog and try it on.
The final implant placement and restoration effect. Thanks to the full digital solutions from Shining 3D, precise and aesthetic anterior implantation is no longer difficult.