Patents by Inventor Glenn Gittelson

Glenn Gittelson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20080057467
    Abstract: A prefabricated dental implant surgical guide. The implant surgical guide comprises a tooth-shaped contour which simulates a natural tooth shape and the final prosthesis. An impression of an edentulous area and existing teeth of a patient is taken. A stone model of the impression is then made. A tooth-shaped contour(s) is selected from a tooth-shape and size selector kit comprising tooth-shaped contours, the tooth-shaped contours having central bores and corresponding to the edentulous area are secured to the stone model. A matrix of the stone model is formed with the tooth-shaped contours in place. The matrix is then removed from the stone model while retaining the selected tooth-shaped contour(s). Surgical drill holes are created in the matrix aligned with the central bores of the selected tooth-shaped contours to create the implant surgical guide. The matrix, now functioning as a surgical guide is then placed into the mouth of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Glenn Gittelson
  • Publication number: 20070111156
    Abstract: A prefabricated dental implant surgical guide. The implant surgical guide comprises a tooth shaped contour which simulates a natural tooth and the final prosthesis. The tooth shaped contours can be shaped to match any tooth found in the mouth. The system further comprises apical posts which protrude from the apical aspect of the tooth contour of the surgical guide. These apical posts are capable of marking an initial osteotomy site. The apical posts are further able to be placed in to an initial and developing osteotomy site to verify proper implant location, angulation and rotational position prior to implant placement. Significantly the apical post can be attached to the surgical guide and of a fixed length. The apical post can also be adjustable allowing continuous osteotomy site verification and removable allowing an implant surgical drill to pass thru it thereby allowing continuous osteotomy site development and verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventor: Glenn Gittelson
  • Patent number: 6431867
    Abstract: An improved dental implant system which simulates the natural root of a tooth is provided. The system includes an implant body having a facial surface aspect, lingual surface aspect and interproximal surface aspect, and which is defined by an apical portion and a coronal portion. The system also includes an implant abutment having an internal surface aspect for selective mating engagement with the coronal portion of the implant body and also having an external surface aspect. The system further includes a crown having an internal surface aspect for selective mating engagement with the external aspect of the implant abutment. Significantly, the implant body has a bone integrating external surface which, in a coronal direction, extends more along the interproximal aspect than along the facial aspect. In particular, the bone integrating external surface defines a non-bone integrating beveled surface along the facial aspect of the coronal portion of the implant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventors: Glenn Gittelson, Thomas G. Ford