This is a case report published in Prexion3D’s December 2011 newsletter. All phases of this case were completed by Dr. Noumbissi. A patient had a missing tooth in the anterior maxilla, 3D dental imaging technology (CBCT) and software (InVivo5) were utilized to adequately and accurately plan the placement and temporization of a metal free zirconia dental implant.
The CBCT radiation from the Prexion is extremely low compared to medical CT scanners. The InVivo 5 software was used to perform virtual implant placement prior to surgery. From the implant placement simulation a surgical guide was generated using CAD/CAM technology. The surgical guide was then utilized to place the implant in a precise manner allowing for much safer and more predictable implant placement.
Sammy Noumbissi DDS MS