Abstract: A method and system are described for 3D digital endodontics characterized in that 3D imaging equipment such as a CT or MRI scanner, ultrasound or the like are used to digitize the infected tooth or teeth, a 3D representation of the root canal system is extracted from the image data and visualized on a computer screen, a surgical template is designed to guide the endodontic instruments to localize the root canal(s) intra-operatively and said guide is manufactured by means of a computer driven system (e.g. milling, rapid prototyping, etc.).
Abstract: A computer based method is used to design a healing cap of an implant. The method is based on a 3D computer plan of the implant comprising digital representations of positions of implants in the mouth of the patient. The method comprises loading the 3D implant plan into a computer and combining the 3D implant plan with information about a prosthetic setup. The method determines a marginal edge of a healing cap of an implant based on a 3D representation of the existing patient anatomy, the 3D implant plan and the prosthetic set-up. The healing cap is then manufactured to the custom design.
June 15, 2011
April 11, 2013
MATERIALISE DENTAL NV
Carl Van Lierde, Tim Van Cleynenbreugel
Abstract: The invention relates to a custom-fit implantable surgical guide (1) and an associated milling tool (4), which is positioned in straddling on the alveolar ridge (7) of a maxillary or mandible arch (2) and comprises at least one drilling barrel (11) for axially guiding said milling tool (4), wherein said barrel (11) is laterally open and at least one part of the internal surface thereof (17) and at least one part of the external surface of the milling tool (4) interact and axially maintain the entire milling tool (4) with respect to the barrel (11). Said invention makes it possible to carry out high precision osteotomies for lateral insertion dental implants.