The implant applications do not give successful results, if the implant planning is made without knowing the upper structure. Therefore, the upper structure must be planned first. Using the radiopaque teeth, a temporary prothesis is prepared according to patient’s occlusion.  In this way, a radiological guide is obtained. Whether panoramic or DVT analysis methods are used, the upper structure will be visible on the film. The localisation of the anatomical structure by using the radiopaque teeth will increase the variations of implant planning. So, the harmony between the radiopaque teeth and the bone trajectory is determined. Radiological navigation has a fundamental importance for planning surgery guide. Also, there will be no need to prepare another temporary prothesis for the patient.

In conclusion, for a successful implant planning and estetical upper structure, the usage of a radiological guide is important both for the surgeon and the patient.

The placed radiopaque teeth must touch to the top of the crest. In this image, the distance between the crest and the bone can be seen. So, it’s possible to find out the thickness of the soft tissue.  This is an important point for choosing the right abutment.

The correspondence of the temporary prothesis made with the radiopaque teeth and the crest.

Implant planning according to the radiopaque teeth and the position of the implant relative to the bone density, on three dimensional images.

Three dimensional images showing the implant planning made by using radiopaque teeth.

On the dental volumetric tomography images, according to the radiological navigation, both vertical and horizontal measurements of the convenient places for the implants can be seen. This way, the decision of the length and diameter of implants is made based on these locations.

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