3Sixty: Every Type of Surgical Guide

Placing an implant in the ideal position, angulation, and depth is the dream of every implantologist. Despite the fact that some surgeons still prefer placing implants freehand, completely guided implant placement is slowly taking over. In the past, using a surgical guide was limited only to complex cases that would lead to complications in freehand placement. Now, surgical guides are used to routinely place implants in an ideal position in the bone, optimizing the esthetic and functional outcome of the final prosthesis.

At 3Sixty, we thoroughly plan your cases and deliver to you the best quality surgical guides on the market. Whether you want to follow a completely guided protocol or a partially guided one, you can rely on us to ensure the ideal outcome of your final prosthesis.

Partially guided implant placement using a pilot guide

For implantologists who still prefer the freehand technique, pilot guides save time, effort and avoid complications due to the inevitable human error. The pilot guide ensures that your initial drill has the correct angulation, depth, and direction from the get-go. This increases the functional and esthetic outcome of the final prosthesis. You can continue freehand confidently having obtained the accurate angulation.

A pilot guide allows maximum info to be transferred from the digital plan to the surgery site. It is easy to seat, quick to remove and suitable with all surgical kits.

Completely guided implant placement using surgical guides

Deciding the implant treatment that this patient needs depends on the number of implants you need to place, whether the prosthesis is removable or fixed, the potential tooth extractions, the possibility of flapless surgery, etc.

1- Tooth-supported surgical guides

This type of guide is recommended for cases that require a single implant or cases that are partially edentulous. The guide should be checked on the cast and on the patient’s teeth so you must make sure that an up to date model of the patient’s mouth was used for making the guide.

2- Mucosa-supported guides

 These guides are recommended for minimally invasive surgeries in fully edentulous cases. Mucosa-supported guides should be checked against the patient’s soft tissue and must have a unique position that is easy to seat. It’s best to use a surgical index to stabilize it.

3- Bone Supported Guide

Used in full-flap cases, these guides can only be checked again the digital model of the bone.

4- Anatomic Guide™

A new bone reduction guide by 3Sixty and a breakthrough in completely guided surgeries. The anatomic guide allows for full-arch reconstruction in optimum time. It eliminates the need for a lingual flap (unless the case dictates the use of one) and offers optimum healing time to the patient. Using the Anatomic Guide, you can complete a full-arch reconstruction in less than 90 minutes followed by immediate loading.

A surgical guide is basically the link between what you have in mind and what will actually be executed. Choosing the right type of guide for your case and ensuring a professionally carried out treatment plan diminish the possibility of human errors in the process. At 3Sixty, your treatment plan is made by our team of expert dentists which ensures the optimum esthetic and functional outcome of all your implant cases!

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