[Three dimensional technology and reconstructions of large defects of the jaw].


3D technology is increasingly being applied in dentistry and in oral and maxillofacial surgery. An important field of application is reconstructive surgery, especially in the reconstruction of large defects ofthe jaw. In such cases of reconstruction, the goal is the restoration of both the continuity of the defective area and its function. For the functional restoration implant supported dental structures are often employed. In such cases, CAD/CAM superstructures, 3D printed drill and saw templates, anatomical models, wafers and surgical outcome models are used. The combination of the digital planning and the digital fabrication ofsuperstructures and surgical aids offers many preoperative advantages. The use of saw, drill and positioning templates provides for accurate segmentation and implant positioning, by means of which the reconstruction can be carried out in a predictable way.

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@article{Schepers2013ThreeDT, title={[Three dimensional technology and reconstructions of large defects of the jaw].}, author={Rutger H. Schepers and Gerry M . Raghoebar and Arjan Vissink and L. U. Lahoda and Wieb Van der Meer and Jan L. N. Roodenburg and Harry Reintsema and M. J. H. Witjes}, journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde}, year={2013}, volume={120 9}, pages={462-8} }