JOPD article highlights surgical guide design limitations

Recent research published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry describes the issues of limited interocclusal distance and interference when using a traditional surgical guide:

“Limited surgical access with surgical guides intraorally may be one of the most common challenges of using surgical guides. Surgical guides may interfere with effective use of surgical instruments in the posterior segments where interocclusal distance may be limited, especially for the partially edentulous patient.”

“Surgical guides for implant placement should be designed not only as a precise and effective communication tool, but also to occupy minimum space so as not to interfere with the surgery.”

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