SICAT surgical guides - FAQs
Can guided surgical systems be used with SICAT surgical guides?
Yes, different guided surgical systems can be used. Find a list of the systems currently supported here.
How do X-ray data need to be saved for a surgical guide to be ordered from SICAT?
The ordering wizard in the SICAT Implant and GALILEOS Implant planning programs guides you through the ordering process in simple steps. The wizard can be found under the "Surgery" menu item.
Which components does SICAT need in order to fabricate a surgical guide?
The following components are required to fabricate a patient-specific surgical guide:
Can implant planning still be altered once the radiographic template has been dispatched?
New planning data can be adopted as long as SICAT has not yet processed the radiographic template. In order to do this, create a new surgical guide order using the ordering wizard. You can then send this to us by means of a simple digital upload (e.g. FTP).
A gap is visible in the X-ray between the radiographic template and the jaw. Does the patient need to be scanned again?
In order to prevent inaccuracies, we recommend using only X-rays which show the radiographic template precisely fitted on the patient's jaw.
The patient moved during the CT/CBCT scan. Does the patient need to be scanned again?
A blurred image can lead to inaccuracies in the manufacturing of the surgical guide. Please contact SICAT surgical guide support to establish whether the X-ray can still be used.
Does it make sense to plan implants in "Panorama" view?
The "panorama" view is intended solely to give a general overview. The "Implant-Aligned" view gives you the option of aligning implant axes and thus planning the implants as you desire. To optimize the panorama curve, we recommend adapting it as closely as possible to suit the curve of the teeth/jaw in "adjust panoramic curve".
Is a prosthetic proposal always necessary for planning the implants?
In digital implant planning, a prosthetic proposal serves to orient the implant axis by means of the planned prosthetic and to facilitate the detection of the mucosa in the X-ray. The prosthetic proposal can either be incorporated in the radiographic template using barium sulfate or planned digitally in the software using a CEREC virtual prosthetic proposal.
Which materials (bite registration, thermoforming sheets etc.) can be used to produce a radiographic template?
You can view the materials recommended by SICAT by following this link.