Ever-evolving Tools for More Complete Implant Planning
There are many articles on cone beam 3D imaging and its benefits for placement on dental implants. The amount of data that a 3D scan can get has become an integral part of my diagnosis of a patient's personal needs. Measurements of data and dental applications such as bone height, buccolingual size and angle help me to determine the optimal location and the scan also shows a detailed view of the maxillary sinus, inferior alveolar nerve and nasal cavity and other anatomical landmarks. Although 3D views provide an accurate look at this anatomy, treatment planning software tends to be the star of the show. i-CAT's recently updated Tx STUDIO ™ 5.4 software gives me a more complete treatment plan.
When I think there is more abutment design and contour control under the planned crown and bridge, the placement becomes easier and more predictable.
For the virtual placement and manufacture of surgical guides, this dental equipment treatment planning software has always provided the digital workflow needed to incorporate a patient's 3D scan with my digital impression system, enabling me to ensure that the implant bones are perfect and beautiful. In addition, my 3D scan and Tx STUDIO software allow ordering of surgical guidelines and manufacturing to exact specifications, a procedure that results in the implantation of implants in a specific area.
This new version of the software has several new patient education tools. One of my favorites is the enhanced abutment design, which allows the crown to be virtually placed on abutments and prefabricated teeth, as well as simulating bridges and bridges. In addition, new features are the placement of implants in parallel and the placement of virtual pontics and bridges to allow for more healing control. This type of visualization enabled me to communicate my treatment plan to the patient's chair. When I think there is more abutment design and contour control under the planned crown and bridge, the placement becomes easier and more predictable. In addition to being very useful to me, my patients are impressed with the techniques used in this practice, which means loyal patients and more referrals.
Sinus transplants feature is another very useful tool for this software. This feature allows me to simulate a sinus osseous graft with two clicks while obtaining an approximate graft volume. Estimated volume measurements provide more planning information and fewer surprises for surgery.
Tx STUDIO stays on the implant. For colleagues working with TMJ disorders or orthodontics, the updated software has enhanced comprehensive and unique dental instruments for more accurate analysis, quantitative information, and observations of airway parameters and cross-sectional area.
Just as I thought i-CAT 3D imaging was the best implant implantable tool I could get, I got a software update for the treatment plan that I appreciated even more. This software brings exciting things to me and my patients. The expansion of implant planning capabilities at Tx STUDIO lays the groundwork for my confidence in implant success and long-term survival.