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Guided Placement and Restoration of a 5.0 x 6.0mm Bicon SHORT® Implant with a CEREC® e.max® CAD/CAM Crown

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This case demonstrates the successful guided placement of a 5.0 x 6.0mm Bicon SHORT® Implant on a 67-year-old female and its restoration with a CEREC® chairside-designed e.max® abutment crown. A pre-op CEREC® designed crown integrated into an XG3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was utilized for implant planning down the long axis of the CEREC® designed crown. The final design was emailed to SiCat for construction of a surgical guide with a Bicon Guided Sleeve. The guided surgery used the final desired intraoral position of the CEREC® abutment crown to determine the final position of the Bicon implant.

Guest Case by Dr. Chris Nix: Dr. Chris Nix graduated in 1978 from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and began private practice in 1981 by opening Southwest Nebraska Dental Center in McCook, Nebraska — a paperless office utilizing the latest dental technology, including Periolase and Diode Dental Lasers, CBCT Cone Beam X-Ray, three CEREC® restorative systems and integrated guided CBCT implant placement with CEREC® abutment restorations.

For many years Dr. Nix has been a Mentor with the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry where he instructs fellow dentists on digital CEREC® dental restorations. Dr. Nix teaches with the CEREC® Accept Programs around the country and is a Sirona/Patterson in-office trainer. Retiring from private practice in 2015, Dr. Nix is now pursuing his passion for teaching at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.


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