The master model represents the patient situation and is the basis for the production of the scan and surgical template.
The scan template contains information about the desired prosthetic outcome in the form of radiopaque teeth (visible in CT/DVT scan). The scan template has to be connected to the templiX plate containing three reference pins. This ensures the link between digital implant planning and surgical template fabrication.
The patient is scanned wearing the scan template with a 3D CT/DVT scanner. The scanning process can be carried out with most commercially available CT and DVT devices that provide imaging information according to the widely accepted DICOM standard.
The user can import the 3D data set (DICOM) directly into the Straumann® planning software coDiagnostiX™. The implant is positioned with respect to the patient’s anatomy and the desired prosthetic outcome. After completion of the implant planning, the software provides the coordinate plan for surgical template fabrication and the surgical protocol.
The surgical template is produced with the Straumann® gonyX™ according to the template plan that is provided by coDiagnostiX™ for each implant. The surgical template contains the surgical sleeves that guide the surgical instruments and the implant. There is no need to produce a new template. If desired, the scan template can be reworked into the surgical template.
After fixing the surgical template in the patient’s mouth, the implant bed can be prepared with the guided instruments and followed by guided implant insertion. The surgical protocol indicates which instruments are required to prepare each implant site.
* For validated workflow only. Precision is understood as the match of restoration with design data provided by the dental technician.