ThinLayer® Guides have excellent fit, retention, and stability

WELLESLEY, MA – ThinLayer® Guides are designed to fit the teeth tightly, with excellent retention and stability, even when drilling. They are engineered to be thin and strong, due to the dual-layer laminate and their corrugated shape, which maintains rigidity when locked onto the teeth. In edentulous cases, bone screws are used to provide further rigidity. Doctors have described “forcing” drills into other tube guides – especially in areas with restricted clearance. Essentially, they must stack the drills over the tube and keys before inserting the drills through the tubes. The design of our surgical guides and disposable drill stops do not require stacking of longer drills, so avoid the need for lateral pressure.

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We have heard from many dentists that fit is an issue with many printed or milled guides currently on the market. In the March/April issue of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants there is a study that compares the accuracy of computer-generated and conventional surgical guides. The authors concluded that “CAD/CAM more accurately reproduced planned implant positions”, however, they also mentioned that at least 20% of the “CAD/CAM guides need to be relined with clear acrylic resin prior to surgery to ensure stability.” They were “adjusted intraorally to achieve a stable fit prior to surgery.”

Farley et al, Split-Mouth Comparison of the Accuracy of Computer-Generated and Conventional Surgical Guides. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2013;28:563-572.

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About Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC
Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC designs, manufactures, and sells 3D image-based surgical guides for dental implant surgery. The ThinLayer® Drill Guide System was developed in the founder’s clinical practice, in response to design limitations found in existing products. The solution makes guided surgery technically and economically feasible for all implant surgeons, allowing them to provide better treatment to more patients. Please visit for more information.