The aim of the present work is to assess the use of CAD/CAM technology and stereolithography in the preoperative planning of the immediate load implant system, in order to improve the parameters of functional and esthetic rehabilitation success: this protocol is called “facilitate”.
There is a series of preliminary examinations allowing to plan implant surgery.
The radiographic images are traditional x-rays and also in digital format: the radiological information is then processed by means of a software called FACILITATE that allows to plan the correct placement of implants in the appropriate bone areas and in the strategically necessary positions.
This project is processed by stereolithography, that allows to obtain a surgical template able to guide us during surgery with great accuracy and a highly predictable outcome.
Facilitate system consists a series of devices for a guided treatment of patients with implants: by using a surgical guide and the cutter provided we can manage the position, angle and depth of cutting and of the actual placing of implants.
It is a universal system that is not limited to the use of stereolithographic guides and can be adapted to any type of surgical guide.
The surgical template can have a mucous, dental or bone support, according to the clinical requirements; it is made through a stereolithographic model, from which we can also obtain a master model and perform the immediate load.
With Facilitate protocol, all implants are well-placed by respecting anatomical structures, dimensional parameters, load distribution and prosthetic rehabilitation.
Therefore, this protocol ensures, even to novices willing to perform a predictable and quality implant, a good esthetic result thanks to a careful treatment planning, a 25% reduction of the surgical timing compared to traditional non-guided implantology and a perfect patient compliance, who has a visual approach to the design of his prosthesis and a faster postoperative course.
F. Inchingolo 1-4, A. D. Inchingolo1, M. Tatullo 2, M. Marrelli 4 , A.M. Inchingolo 3, F. Carbotti 1, A. Palladino 1, M. De Carolis 1, V. Angelini 1 , A.D. Inchingolo1, G. Dipalma1-4
1 Department of Odontostomatology and Surgery, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
3 Department of Odontostomatology and Surgery, University of Milano, Milano, Italy
4Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Calabrodental Srl, Crotone, Italy