Once the implant treatment plan is completed, plaster models of the patient’s dentition and a copy of thetreatment plan are sent to Annapolis, Maryland where Materialise will fabricate prostheses with theappropriate metal sleeves to create the openings in the hard tissue to receive the dental implant(s). Theterm used by Materialise for this prosthesis is called a SurgiGuide. As shown in
, SurgiGuide canbe a tooth-borne, tissue-borne, or bone-borne prosthesis to be used during surgery.
Diagramatic representation of SurgiGuide types.
is an example of SurgiGuides to be used for placement of five dental implants. Notice that eachSurgiGuide has a different diameter sleeve.