Dental X-rays or a panoramic x-ray. Please note that it is recommended to place only one implant at a time if the patient already has an otherwise healthy set of teeth. In any case, there should be no other dental acute problems. Chronic inflammation of other teeth, is not a contraindication. Further implants can be performed at a later date.
A good quality CT/CBCT scan of the upper or lower jaw
is needed - depending where the hopeless tooth is. It should be from a recent
machine (not older than 3 years). In general, the more recent the machine, the
better the quality.
It is advisable that your dentist removes, if
possible, ceramic or metal crowns from the tooth to be restored, as this will
improve the quality of the scan, by avoiding unnecessary artifacts.
Upper and lower jaw must be separated (usually by a wooden
spatula, syringe, or something anything equivalent).
Depending on the quality and the artifacts, a final
decision can be made as to whether an implant is advice able or not.
Make sure that all the data are stored or exported in DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) format by your dentist or radiologist so these
dataset can be imported into our programs. We are sorry, but we can not accept proprietary programs like Galileo's View.
For the provisional, which is either a removable
acrylic splint or a fixed splint like a maryland bridge depending on localization and patient’s
requirements. Upper and lower jaw scans are required, either of the plaster
models or an enoral (intraoral) scan in STL format. The scans of the upper and lower jaw should be already matched,
or there should be a separate scan of the occlusion.
For a fixed acrylic splint, your dentist has to provide your
tooth color, corresponding to the VITA/VITAPAN or IVOCLAR/CHROMASCOP systems.
All data should be uploaded to Dropbox or WeTransfer and a link send to firstname.lastname@example.org