Special Issues
September 2010
Volume 3, Issue 0

Portrait: NobelGuide™

Enhance treatment predictability and confidence with NobelGuide. This system is the ideal solution for diagnostics, treatment planning, and guided implant placement for a successful single-tooth restoration on a dental implant.

Designed with user flexibility in mind, NobelGuide allows the complete planning of a single-tooth restoration. The software includes a user-friendly, intuitive interface. Planning the entire treatment in a 3D environment minimizes the uncertainties associated with dental implant restorations. After the treatment plan is finalized, a corresponding surgical template is calculated directly from specifications of implants being used. NobelGuide offers the option to order this surgical template online with only a few clicks.

NobelGuide is compatible with all Nobel Biocare two-piece implant systems. Tooling, drill kits, and corresponding drilling protocols are optimized for ease of use. Through a built-in order manager, NobelGuide provides access to an integrated supply chain. This enables treatment-specific surgical and lab components to be ordered simultaneously with the surgical template.

NobelGuide offers versatility in restorative methods, serving all scenarios—from simple to complex cases, as well as immediate function and conventional healing protocols. The resulting benefits of treatment planning for patients are substantial—safe, less invasive techniques; less pain and swelling; reduced chairtime; and long-term success.


Key Take-Aways

  • Diagnostics, treatment planning, and implant placement—executing the planned surgery with high predictability
  • Supports users in the treatment process
  • Allows dental professionals to decide all relevant decisions of treatment path—far in advance of the surgical procedure
  • Supports less invasive treatment as it allows for flapless surgical protocols—minimizing patient discomfort, pain, and swelling
  • Designed with a built-in ordering function


Case Study: NobelGuide

Daniel J. Velinsky, DMD
Stuart, Florida

William E. Lippisch, DMD
Stuart, Florida

Clinical Case Report: CBCT-Guided Implant Surgery Reducing Surgical Morbidity
The patient, a healthy 62-year-old woman, was referred by a local periodontist for an implant evaluation. She was missing teeth Nos. 1 through 4. Her oral hygiene was excellent, and there was no evidence of active periodontal disease. The patient’s treatment goal was to have teeth in the posterior with which to chew, and she wanted treatment performed without the use of systemic antibiotics.

From the wax-up, a radiographic guide was constructed with teeth replacing Nos. 2 through 4, per the Nobel Biocare design. Image from software diagnostic workup. A virtual surgery was performed with the Nobel Guide Software.
Image from software diagnostic workup. It was decided that implants could be placed in such a manner as to avoid the sinus lift and augmentation. The surgical guide was ordered through the software and produced by Nobel Biocare via stereolithographic rapid prototyping. The guide was tooth-borne with one anchor pin included to aid stabilization.
Implant placement at site Nos. 2 through 4. The Nobel Biocare Guided Surgery protocol was followed, including placement of an anchor pin and use of a guided template abutment. After all three implants were placed, the guide was removed, any tissue tags present were removed, and healing caps were placed on each implant.
Four months post-surgery, the porcelain veneer crowns were tried in, cemented, and the occlusion adjusted. Using CBCT technology, the team was able to respect the patient’s needs.  

View the entire case study and learn more about NobelGuide at nobelbiocare.dentalaegis.com

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