1.4 Fabrication of the surgical drill template

A custom-made surgical drill template supports planning, facilitates preparation of the implant bed, and enables precise use of the cutting instruments. It will help you to carry out the desired precise positioning and angulation of the implant during surgery. 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the importance of a diagnostic wax-up, which helps in the fabrication of a surgical drill template.

  • Be able to communicate with the dental lab on the specific requirements of fabricating the surgical drill template for the implant placement visit.

  • Know how to assess a surgical drill template intraorally.