CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · CMTR Open 2017; 01(01): e43-e48
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1609053
Case Report
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Mandibular Reconstruction for Dental Implants with a Variation of Tent Pole Technique: Use of Computer-Aided Planning and Intraoperative Surgical Guide

Andrezza Lauria1, Clarice Maia Soares Alcântara Pinto2, Márcio de Moraes3
  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, AM, Brazil
  • 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Metropolitan Faculty of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • 3Department of Oral Diagnosis, Universidade Estadual Campinas, Piracicaba, Brazil
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Publication History

27 February 2017

27 October 2017

Publication Date:
19 December 2017 (online)


This report describes the use of a computer-aided planning and intraoperative surgical guide for dental implants placement in the tent pole surgery. The surgical planning was established using DentalSlice program and the surgical guide for intraoperative surgical drilling and dental implants insertion was made by Bioparts. The surgical access was performed with a transcutaneous submental approach and using sequential drilling, suitable perforations and dental implants insertion were performed using the same surgical guide, without complications. The use of the proposed intraoperative surgical guide made from a computer-aided planning can minimize the matter of an improper angulation of dental implants in the tent pole technique, providing more appropriate positioning and angulation of these implants.