I am so happy now that a number of 3D printing companies have started carrying clear FDA approved materials for night guards and surgical guides. In the past we had to use a derivative of NextDent’s SG resin which has the lovely color of urine, or if cured enough, the bottom of a swamp! Formlabs released their LT Clear material (which is just rebottled NextDent Ortho Clear BTW) Note the powder on the scan. I could not get that #18 past the edentulous space to stitch and a quick blast of powder did it! Converted in Inlab. Just for kicks I also has it split in two incase there was rocking, which there wasn’t. Also threw a Night Guard in there for a patient next week.
The Xive sleeves will be coming soon, cemented in with super glue. Although not a pretty guide, it fit well and did the trick! I like to pump up the tissues with 2% Lido with epi 1:50K to see where the attached and un attached tissues are. Note the non keratinized tissue on the buccal.
I used medium cerec guide 2 sleeves as I needed the room. They work well with the first three drills, but you need to remove the “slider” from the drill for the 4.5 drill. Just realize that you will over drill by 1mm due to removing the “lip”. I love the little bone taps that come with the kit. This guy had some D1 bone back there.
All in all a really smooth case. Used 5.5mm by 9.5mm DS Sirona Xive implants on the distal implants and the mesials I used 4.5 by 11s In 3 months I’ll lateralize the tissue and place contour healers to get the tissue ready to scan and make restorations. DS Sirona has ti bases and scan posts that are FDA approved.
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