Make sure that you are using the latest version of the implant database. After having selected an implant, a table is displayed. If no sleeve is shown next to the implant, there is no guided support for this implant by the manufacturer.
The latest version of the implant data base is available in the download area and there in the implantology sub-category. There, the appertaining quick guide for installation of the implant database update is additionally available.
No. A viewer is only available for viewing by third parties.
Yes, however, only in connection with Clinical Assist. DICOM data cannot be processed with regard to ordering of surgical guides.
Planning of anchor pins/fixing screws is performed in the exact same way in the Galileos/SICAT implant software as of the implants. In the implant data base, you find the pins/screws by various manufacturers or you can perform your planning using conventional pins/screws.
You can select either a pilot sleeve (only for the initial pilot drilling step), a SICAT sleeve-in-sleeve system (for several drillings, depending on the respective system) or a guided sleeve by the implant manufacturer to implement fully guided surgery.
There are various options available for visualization of a sleeve:
The respective Edit sleeve window is opened. To select the desired sleeve system, click Change.
No. The software only allows for displaying one selected sleeve system at a time. However, it is possible to order a surgical guide with various sleeves. For that purpose, use the free text field.
To send an adjusted planning project to SICAT, please follow the steps below:
On your desktop screen you will subsequently find a small XML-file icon that you can attach to an e-mail. Send the e-mail to [email protected]
The XML-file exclusively contains the implant plan and no optical data.
You will receive drill logs for all systems with variable sleeve positions.
Depending on the respective situation, you can choose between a direct, conventional or a workflow for edentulous cases. For more information, please read the instructions for SICAT surgical guides, which you can find and download in the download area. Please also check out our surgical guide tutorial videos, found in the video library of the implantology sub-category or on our YouTube channel.
The radiographic template is always created with the use of the SICAT bite plate. For detailed information on creating a radiographic template, please read the instructions for SICAT surgical guides, which you can find and download in the download area. Please also check out our surgical guide tutorial videos, found in the video library of the implantology sub-category or on our YouTube channel.
We recommend a thickness of 1.5 mm – 2 mm.
The duplicate prosthesis or vacuum-formed model should be bonded to the bite plate using radiolucent PMMA acrylic. It is highly important to ensure the bond is stable. Please check out our surgical guide tutorial videos, found in the video library of the implantology sub-category or on our YouTube channel.
Barium sulfate is important when creating a radiographic template for edentulous cases, as it helps you plan the implants through clear visualization and allows us to evaluate the various structures within the CBCT image. It is critical that the existing prosthesis is checked for proper tissue adaptation to determine if relining is necessary BEFORE duplication. Please check out our surgical guide tutorial videos, found in the video library of the implantology sub-category or on our YouTube channel.
Simultaneous insertion and scanning of two radiographic templates may lead to blurring or to misalignment of the template in the patient’s mouth during the CBCT scan. Therefore, we recommend performing two separate scans.
To prevent the radiographic template from moving during the CBCT scan, you should use the specific bite plate holder indicated for the bite plate (if available), cotton rolls or a customized bite index, depending on the situation.
In order for the surgical guide and the implant planning to correspond precisely with the clinical situation, you must ensure that the fit/position of the radiographic template during the CBCT scan can be reproduced exactly during surgery. If the position cannot be reproduced during surgery, the final implant position will deviate from that specified in your plan.
You will receive a drilling protocol for all systems for which the implant manufacturer has provided SICAT with an official protocol.
The SICAT CLASSICUIDE is besides of PMMA made of different impression materials, is heat-sensitive and therefore not autoclavable. Please only use disinfectants which are suitable for PMMA and the impression materials you are using. In case of doubt, please contact the manufacturer of the impression materials you are using and observe the instructions of the disinfectant manufacturer regarding the exposure time for certain materials.
The optical impression should include minimum ¾ of the mandibular arch so that the guide will be securely supported. However, we recommend scanning the entire mandibular arch whenever possible to allow us to correct any faulty points or distortions of the optical impression at any time to achieve sufficient support.
The surgical guide is milled (OPTIGUIDE) or printed (DIGITALGUIDE) exactly according to the shape of the optical impression. The implants are planned within the jaw in the CBCT volume. If the optical impression and the patient anatomy in the CBCT do not match precisely, deviations between implant plan and the implant placement will occur.
You can add optical surface scan to the CBCT scan via the respective CAD/CAM import menu of the software. This allows you to import and register the optical surface scan into the CBCT volume.
You can send the optical surface scan through the SICAT file upload page. This can be found in the SICAT Portal or on the SICAT website under Support.
You will receive a drilling protocol for all systems for which the manufacturer has provided SICAT with an official protocol.
The SICAT OPTIGUIDE is mainly made of PMMA, is heat-sensitive and therefore not autoclavable. Please only use disinfectants which are suitable for PMMA. Please urgently observe the instructions of the disinfectant manufacturer regarding the exposure times for certain materials.
The delivery items are:
To be able to order a SICAT RAPID DIGITALGUIDE you need:
The current version of the implant database can be found in the download area in the category Implantology. Here you will also find a Quick Guide for the installation of the implant database update.
In addition to implant planning, you will need to accurately match an error-free optical impression that covers at least ¾ of the arch to the CBCT scan.
Error free means:
Please check the matching of the optical impressions with the CBCT image carefully as insufficient matching will result in deviations of your implant placement.
You can order a SICAT RAPID DIGITALGUIDE, for cases
Other SICAT surgical guide types are available for different indications. You can find more information here.
Ordering the SICAT RAPID DIGITALGUIDE is not possible for:
Alternatively, you can order another SICAT surgical guide option. Find more information here.
No, currently you can only plan with the sleeves available in your software.
Depending on the sleeve system you have chosen during the implant planning you can purchase the sleeves directly from your implant manufacturer or from SICAT. A selection of sleeves can be purchased from the SICAT Store.
In case the guide sleeve dimension does not correspond to the dimension of the hole in the surgical guide, please proceed as follows:
After the order process you will first receive an e-mail confirmation that your data has been uploaded to the SICAT Portal. After 10 – 20 min. you will receive another e-mail either informing you that your digital surgical guide model is available for download or that an automatic design process is not possible in this particular case.
If it happens that you do not receive an e-mail notification, please check both the spam folder in your e-mail inbox and the case status in the SICAT Portal under “Orders”. If you need further assistance, please contact the SICAT surgical guide support.
If the digital design for your guide does not meet your requirements, please let us know within 7 days by replying to the email notification, stating the reason for rejecting. Your account will not be charged for this case.
You can order surgical guides directly through the SICAT Implant/ Galileos Implant software by using the order wizard.
No. The information you type into the order wizard is not automatically forwarded to SICAT, since the software is an offline application. Please print and sign the payment form as instructed during the order process,and send it to SICAT via our secureFax:
Fax: +49 228 286206-972
SICAT will charge your credit card after the production and delivery process of the surgical guide is
We do not offer an express service , but, if you specify the exact date of the surgery when sending your orders, we will strive to take it into account and attempt to deliver the surgical guide in time for the surgery. Generally, we process every order with high accuracy and as soon as possible. Please note we cannot guarantee delivery dates as the courier service and/or customs has control over this. In addition, if there are materials missing or we need further information from you, there may be further delays.
If you need to return an item, please contact us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return for refund. We will respond with instructions for how to return items from your order.
• Items purchased can be returned within 30 days of purchase.
• Custom made and software products are not eligible for returns.
• Items must be unused and in original packaging.
• Return shipment costs are the responsibility of the customer.
Yes, cancelation of an order is possible. Fees apply, though, depending on the time of cancellation.
For OPTIGUIDE,CLASSICGUIDE and ACCESSGUIDE applies:
For DIGITALGUIDE applies:
*For orders to be printed by a partner lab, please contact the lab directly to avoid additional charges.
Please keep in mind the short turnaround time for the DIGITALGUIDE workflow.
Last Update: 2023-12-13