Digital world has definitely become a daily useful group of procedures in implant dentistry. From digital photography, to digital radiology to digital impression to the final steps of prosthetic harvesting.
In this lecture I illustrate the most common and easy to do procedures for planning with dedicated softwares who match SLT files and DICOM files. After planning, clinicians can decide to move to surgery with different digital approaches: Transfer the desired teeth position with a 3D printed prosthetic guide or with a more strict computer guide.
After implant positioning and healing period, an intra-oral scan or a conventional technique can be used for impression. Lab will untile in both cases, digital workflow to produce pieces and just at the end of the process will be realized the post-production and finalization by a hand made process.