Reliability of implant surgical guides based on soft-tissue models

Pooja Maney, David E. Simmons, Archontia Palaiologou, Edwin Kee

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The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of implant surgical guides fabricated on diagnostic casts. Guides were fabricated with radiopaque rods representing implant positions. Cone beam computerized tomograms were taken with guides in place. Accuracy was evaluated using software to simulate implant placement. Twenty-two sites (47%) were considered accurate (13 of 24 maxillary and 9 of 23 mandibular sites). Soft-tissue models do not always provide sufficient accuracy for fabricating implant surgical guides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-727
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral Implantology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Accuracy
  • Dental implants
  • Soft-tissue models
  • Surgical guides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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