Digitally designed surgical guides for placing extraoral implants in the mastoid area.

@article{Meer2012DigitallyDS,
  title={Digitally designed surgical guides for placing extraoral implants in the mastoid area.},
  author={Wicher Joerd van der Meer and A Vissink and Gerry M. Raghoebar and Anita Visser},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={703-7}
}
PURPOSE When planning implant therapy, knowledge of the bone volume in the implant area is needed to plan and place implants in the most appropriate locations from the prosthetic and surgical perspectives. Commercial software for digital planning of implants in the craniofacial region is not yet available. This article describes a method that enables digital planning of extraoral implants in the mastoid region utilizing commercially available computer-aided design (CAD) software and rapid… CONTINUE READING

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