We offer multiple guides:
Mini Drill Guide
Pilot Drill Guide
Edentulous Drill Guide
Single Drill Guide
Universal Drill Guide
Tooth supported drill guides are $299
Edentulous drill guides are $399
Once we receive complete data, it takes 5 days to fabricate your guide.
We merge your patient’s CT scan with the digital scan of the teeth or scan appliance in our planning software. This allows us to plan the implant placement based on the soft tissue and bone, and therefore print a highly accurate drill guide.
No kit purchase is necessary. For the single bur method, you will need to purchase a reusable end-cutting drill for $90. The 3D-printed drill stop is included in the price of the guide.
You will need to place an order with Dental 3D Solutions providing the specifics of your case. You can download the order form here
. If you are using Wilson Imaging Centers for your scanning purposes, you will need to fill out their prescription form
To fabricate your drill guide, we need:
A CT scan in the form of dicom images
Study models or an intraoral scan for a tooth supported case
a scan of the scan appliance in the form of dicom images for an edentulous case
A completed order form
You can send us your CT scan via Dropbox. Please contact Jaime Cobden at 281.674.7252
or firstname.lastname@example.org to set you up with your free account. Or you can mail a CD containing the CT Scan to the address below.
For a tooth supported case, please ship study models to 11101 Cutten Rd., Ste. 105 Houston, TX 77066. If you have an intraoral scan, you can send this via Dropbox as well.
For an edentulous case, please send us the dicom images of that scan via Dropbox.
A scan appliance is necessary for all edentulous cases. A scan appliance is beneficial for tooth supported cases when you want to see the location of the prosthetic tooth or teeth on the CT scan.
After scan appliance has been fabricated, make sure to try in patient’s mouth before completing CT Scan.
Send patient to imaging center for CT Scan Or take CT Scan in office, if applicable. Make sure patient wears scan appliance during the CT Scan. The CT Scan should be completed with the patient’s teeth separated.
Using a single bur, drill a hole that is slightly smaller than the final osteotomy needed for the implant. These 2 documents explain it well:
You can use a series of guides to drill sequential holes to the final osteotomy. We can also make a guide to fit universal handles.
For a tooth-supported case, the drill guide will fit perfectly on the tooth. For edentulous use, you can use fixation screws to hold the drill guide in place.
You can contact Jaime Cobden at 281.674.7252 or email@example.com to help you through the process.
For technical questions regarding implant surgery, you can contact Dr. Pat Flinn at 713.208.8868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.