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Current opinion on guided implant surgery



Surthi Senthil, R. Vijayalakshmi*, C. Burnice Nalina Kumari, Jaideep Mahendra & N. Ambalavanan



Department of Periodontology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Faculty of Dentistry, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai - 600095, Tamil Nadu; *Corresponding author



Surthi Senthil E-mail: surthisenthil06@gmail.com

R. Vijayalakshmi E-mail: drvijaya.perio@madch.edu.in; Phone: +91 9444765440

C. Burnice Nalina Kumari - Email: drburnice.perio@madch.edu.in

Jaideep Mahendra E-mail: drjaideep.perio@madch.edu.in

N. Ambalavanan - E-mail: dr.ambal@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received June 1, 2023; Revised June 30, 2023; Accepted June 30, 2023, Published June 30, 2023



Implant dentistry has been evolving with various new technologies, materials and techniques of placement. Conventionally, determination of implant position, size and placement depend on pre-surgical diagnostic imaging, which is limited to two-dimensional radiographs and on the guiding acrylic stent which will be usually prepared over the duplicated casts. Guided implant surgery using cone beam computed tomography, virtual treatment planning software and stereolithographic surgical templates has undoubtedly been a major step toward achieving optimal 3-D implant positioning with respect to both anatomical and prosthetic parameters. This article discusses about the indications, advantages and the concept of guided implant surgery in the successful outcome of the implant placement.



Guided implant surgery, dental implants, static approach, dynamic approach.



Senthil et al. Bioinformation 19(6): 786-789 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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