Title: A custom template and definitive prosthesis allowing immediate implant loading in the maxilla: a clinical report
Authors: van Steenberghe, Daniel ×
Naert, Ignace
Andersson, Matts
Brajnovic, Izidor
Van Cleynenbreugel, Johan
Suetens, Paul #
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Quintessence Pub. Co.
Series Title: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants vol:17 issue:5 pages:663-670
Abstract: PURPOSE: The purpose of the present investigation was to examine to what extent precision data from 3-dimensional planning software for oral implants can be transferred to the operative field by means of a drilling template, containing high-precision drilling sleeves, fitted on the jawbone. It was investigated whether this procedure would allow advance preparation of a fixed definitive prosthesis that could be placed at the completion of surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This procedure was experimentally carried out in 2 cadavers and later in 8 consecutive human patients. RESULTS: The results indicated a nearly perfect match between the positions and axes of the placed implants and those planned. DISCUSSION: This procedure permitted the placement of a definitive fixed prosthesis with limited freedom of space between the abutments and the metallic cylinders incorporated into the prosthesis. CONCLUSION: These encouraging results of the Leuven information technology-based oral rehabilitation by means of implants (LITORIM) are presently being further investigated at the clinical level.
Description: van Steenberghe D., Naert I., Andersson M., Brajnovic I., Van Cleynenbreugel J., Suetens P., ''A custom template and definitive prosthesis allowing immediate implant loading in the maxilla : a clinical report'', International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 663-670, 2002.
ISSN: 0882-2786
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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ESAT - PSI, Processing Speech and Images
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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