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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 302-306

Dimensional changes in soft tissue as a plausible cause for error in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing stent-guided implant osteotomy

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Yazad Gandhi
Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_51_20

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Dental implants have been in vogue for more than three decades as a successful mode of rehabilitation of lost dentition. With time, there have been updates in methods and science including a positive tilt toward incorporation of digital technology into treatment protocols. This report elucidates a rare case of faulty osteotomy preparation through a computer-aided design computer-aided manufacturing stent that was detected and corrected before implant placement. The manuscript also emphasizes the possible shrinkage of soft-tissue graft beyond the normal postulated time frame and the importance of periodical checks on the drilling protocol throughout the flapless placement procedure even though it may have been seamlessly planned on the digital platform.

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