CBCT and Computer-Guided Implant Placement
Robin Horton, BDS


Clinicians now have access to relatively low-cost CBCT machines, intraoral scanners are commonplace, and labs now have model scanners. If we merge this data and superimpose the proposed final restorations over the three-dimensional computer model, we have the opportunity to use very minimal surgery with very low risk to the patient. These technologies are ideal for laser users, as minimal intervention is required, and tissue sculpting with a laser improves both the aesthetic outcome and healing of the surgical site.

Educational Objectives

Understand the importance of CBCT in implant planning.
Describe how to use software and scanning technology for designing guided implant surgery.
See how lasers fit into a computer-guided surgery protocol for implant placement and restoration delivery.

Recorded May 5, 2020


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