Placement of a zirconia bioceramic implant using a three dimensional computer generated surgical guide. A ” virtual surgery” is done on the computer with planning software after a Cone Beam CT scan is performed on the patient. The Data is then uploaded to Anatomage which will print the 3D Surgical Guide.
Patient presented with tooth # 12 extracted a few weeks prior. She was given a removable partial denture that she never used and wanted a fixed metal free tooth replacement. After 3D diagnostics and planning and ten weeks after extraction, surgery was performed and a zirconia monoblock implant was placed engaging primarily the palatal root in the apical third. Deficient buccal area was bone grafted, an immediate temporary crown was placed and the implant allowed to integrate for four months.