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Volume 20 , Issue 3
May/June 2005

Pages 462465

Surgical Template Stabilization with Transitional Implants in the Treatment of the Edentulous Mandible: A Technical Note

Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS/Mamaly Reshad, DDS, MSc/Winston W. L. Chee, DDS/Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD

PMID: 15973960

Proper placement and orientation of dental implants is a requirement for the optimum function and esthetics of the definitive restoration. Surgical template stability during the surgical phase is a key element in the success of proper implant placement. Therefore, any clinical tool that enhances the precision of reproduction is of value. This article describes a simple, noninvasive, cost-effective technique for surgical template stabilization utilizing 2 transitional implants placed the same day as the definitive implants. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2005;20:462465

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