by Dr. Kamsiah Binti Gulam Haider , BDS, MDSc
Treating the Terminal Dentition and the Fully Edentulous Patient using
Guided Surgery driven from the Digital Smile Design treatment concept.
The patient with terminal dentition or with an edentulous state unquestionably faces a disfiguring condition. Over the past decades, osseointegrated implants have provided extraordinary solutions, either supporting or retaining prosthetic devices aimed to restore both form and function.
The Digital Smile Design is one stop concept whereby it could be the treating dentist or interdisciplinary communication between the restorative dentist, the surgeon and the laboratory. a group of oral surgeon and prosthodontist and their ceramist come together to
All the techniques provide guidelines that can be easily implemented in practice in order to help plan, design and manufacture both the guided surgical kit and the provisional prosthesis . It optimises communication between the restorative dentist and the laboratory. We can safely implement immediate loading protocols in the practice. This technique and procedure provide the patient with an immediately loaded prosthesis.