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Lakewood OMFS introduces virtual dental implant treatment planning and placement utilizing cone beam CT guided surgery and the i-Tero digital scanner. “The combination of the cone beam CT (CBCT) scanner and the i-Tero digital scanner allows us to obtain more information than traditional 2D films, increases treatment predictability, enables restoration-driven implant treatment planning, allows for the fabrication of custom guides prior to implant placement and allows us to provide our referrals with an articulated model with the implant analog (s) in place” Christopher Haggerty DDS, MD, FACS.
After implant osseointegration, a new i-Tero digital scan is obtaining using a scan body (Image 10). The scan body allows the i-Tero to take a digital impression of the patient while recording the exact size and location of the dental implant (s), the adjacent/opposing dentition and a bilateral bite registration (Images 11 & 15).
The i-Tero digital scan is then used to:
“At Lakewood OMFS, we strongly believe that better planning leads to more predictable treatment results. The combination of our cone beam CT scanner and i-Tero digital scanner allow us to provide our referring doctors with the tools that they need to ensure predictable and outstanding prosthetic outcomes” Christopher Haggerty DDS, MD, FACS.