3D Printer Creates Digital Solution for Surgical Guides

“By using the Objet 3D Printer- the success rate of our surgical guides is tops!” – Miri Keynan, Guide3D

It’s Not Brain Surgery

Guide3D Ltd. is a dental institute that develops dental implants and surgical guides in the dental implant market.

The Challenge

Detailed treatment and planning is crucial to successful dental implant restorations. Surgical guides help make that procedure easier and safer for both dentists and patients.

Guide3D is widely known as an expert in surgical guide construction. With the power of 3D printing technology, the company has built completely digital surgical guide fabrication method. Radiographs such as orthopantomographs and periapicals of the patient are taken prior to surgery. In combination with the 3D printer, Guide3D uses a CT scan to produce a highly accurate and detailed surgical guide.

For a successful implant procedure, the jaw and bone of the patient must be strong enough to support the implant. If not, bone may need to be grafted. Guide3D sought out Stratasys’ 3D printing solutions to address these concerns.

The Solution

Computer simulation software based on CT scan data enables virtual implant surgical placement. This provides insight into the vital anatomy, bone quality and implant characteristics, letting experts decide if bone grafting is needed.

Objet’s 3D printed models and surgical guides were chosen by implant surgeons to facilitate the proper implant placement based on the final prosthesis’ occlusion and aesthetics.

The Objet 3D printer proved to be the perfect solution, enabling Guide3D to design and print surgical guides for most implant cases. Models produced on the Objet printer can be cold-sterilized, have exceptionally fine details and have an outstanding surface finish – all necessary for ensuring the high degree of accuracy required by Guide3D’s team and dentists.

The Results

Implant surgery is the most highly requested dental procedure to replace lost teeth.

With the help of the Objet Eden 3D printer, companies like Guide3D are able to implement a digital workflow and create surgical guides and implant models all in-house. The increase in productivity and efficiency allows Guide3D to take new customers, bring in more revenue without compromising quality.