I know that many Astra users out there are still anxiously awaiting for the FDA clearance of Scan Posts and Ti Bases for that system, but there is another DS Sirona implants that has both a keyless guided system and everything you need to restore in CEREC. The Xive system is an internal hex with really nice aggressive threads and a platform switch. Its been around for a while and is a well documented implant. What I like the most about it is how was the kit is. Just a few drills. I do like the Astra implant a lot but damn, there is about 6000 drills in that kit! #31 Extracted and grafted a while back with DirecGen MFDBA and a placental membrane.
Like the Astra CG2 sleeves we have at digitalenamel.com the Xive kit uses a sliding ring instead of a key. I am not sure why my guide was so angled but it actually worked well to have those anteriors peeking through. We should get the sleeves in next week but in the kit there are a wide sleeve for implants smaller than a 4.5 and a large sleeve for those that are 4.5. The CG2 corresponding sleeve with me a medium and a large. Just like Astra.
Like Implant Direct the Xive comes with “All in One” packaging. It comes with a stock preparable abutment and a cover screw. The implant itself went to depth really well just by using the drill sequence. The guided kit also comes with crestal bone drills and taps. You may notice that the drill I am using is the 4.5. I placed a 4.5 by 11mm implant but had to use a medium sleeve. So I just took the ring off the Xive drill and did the last drill without. Keep in mind that the sleeve adds about 1mm so if you do that you will be 1mm longer on your last drill. This patient had a lot of room above the nerve so no biggie.
We will be covering Guided Surgery and 3D Printing guides at our next course in Austin Oct 20 and 21. 3D Printing companies like Envisiontec, Sprintray and Whip Mix will be there and we will be spending two days with hands on printing! Only a few spots left.