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Computer-Assisted Technique for Surgical Tooth Extraction.

Hamza H - Int J Dent (2016)

Bottom Line: The outcome of this work is a surgical guide made by 3D printing of plastics and CNC of metals (hybrid outcome).Conclusion.The present outcome could provide a minimally invasive technique to overcome the routine complications facing dental surgeons in surgical extraction procedures.

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Affiliation: The Orthopaedic Department, October 6 University, Giza, Egypt.

ABSTRACT
Introduction. Surgical tooth extraction is a common procedure in dentistry. However, numerous extraction cases show a high level of difficulty in practice. This difficulty is usually related to inadequate visualization, improper instrumentation, or other factors related to the targeted tooth (e.g., ankyloses or presence of bony undercut). Methods. In this work, the author presents a new technique for surgical tooth extraction based on 3D imaging, computer planning, and a new concept of computer-assisted manufacturing. Results. The outcome of this work is a surgical guide made by 3D printing of plastics and CNC of metals (hybrid outcome). In addition, the conventional surgical cutting tools (surgical burs) are modified with a number of stoppers adjusted to avoid any excessive drilling that could harm bone or other vital structures. Conclusion. The present outcome could provide a minimally invasive technique to overcome the routine complications facing dental surgeons in surgical extraction procedures.

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fig2: Hard stopper added to the cutting tool to determine the depth of cutting.

Mentions: In another step of the technique, and according to measurements obtained from the 3D radiographs, hard plastic stoppers could be added to the drill to determine the depth of cutting (Figure 2) to avoid undesired overcutting (especially in depth dimension).


Computer-Assisted Technique for Surgical Tooth Extraction.

Hamza H - Int J Dent (2016)

Hard stopper added to the cutting tool to determine the depth of cutting.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: Hard stopper added to the cutting tool to determine the depth of cutting.
Mentions: In another step of the technique, and according to measurements obtained from the 3D radiographs, hard plastic stoppers could be added to the drill to determine the depth of cutting (Figure 2) to avoid undesired overcutting (especially in depth dimension).

Bottom Line: The outcome of this work is a surgical guide made by 3D printing of plastics and CNC of metals (hybrid outcome).Conclusion.The present outcome could provide a minimally invasive technique to overcome the routine complications facing dental surgeons in surgical extraction procedures.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The Orthopaedic Department, October 6 University, Giza, Egypt.

ABSTRACT
Introduction. Surgical tooth extraction is a common procedure in dentistry. However, numerous extraction cases show a high level of difficulty in practice. This difficulty is usually related to inadequate visualization, improper instrumentation, or other factors related to the targeted tooth (e.g., ankyloses or presence of bony undercut). Methods. In this work, the author presents a new technique for surgical tooth extraction based on 3D imaging, computer planning, and a new concept of computer-assisted manufacturing. Results. The outcome of this work is a surgical guide made by 3D printing of plastics and CNC of metals (hybrid outcome). In addition, the conventional surgical cutting tools (surgical burs) are modified with a number of stoppers adjusted to avoid any excessive drilling that could harm bone or other vital structures. Conclusion. The present outcome could provide a minimally invasive technique to overcome the routine complications facing dental surgeons in surgical extraction procedures.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus