West China Journal of Stomatology ›› 2021, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 386-397.doi: 10.7518/hxkq.2021.04.003

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The question about the numerical value and quantitative data transfer of implant prosthodontics—orom experience guidance to digital guidance

Yu Haiyang()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Dept. of Prosthodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2020-10-22 Revised:2021-03-20 Online:2021-08-01 Published:2021-08-10
  • Contact: Yu Haiyang E-mail:yhyang6812@scu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    Sichuan Science and Technology Program(2020YFS0040)


The correct implant site design and placement are the basic clinical techniques that must be known for implant restoration. For a long time, most implants have been placed by free hands, and the choice of site is mostly dependent on the accumulation of long-term experience of the surgeon. The selection of implant site guided by this experience analogy logic is often based on the surgeon's level of experience,which often makes it very easy to produce complications related to the implant restoration of the incorrect site. In contrast, a clinical program using digital guidance and real-time measurable verification has emerged based on the restoration-oriented implantation concept, which marks the formation of an accurate, measurable and verifiable whole-process digital implant prototype. Furthermore, from the perspective of surveying, the numerical requirements that digital implant restoration relies on are actually incomplete to the four elements of measurement, which leading to the doubts about its authenticity. This article will question the numbers in implant restoration, and conduct a preliminary demonstration, and propose a new reliable actual measurement and verification method of the correct location and the numerical requirements of the restoration space and a new clinical program that relies on numbers from the perspective of the evolution of digital restoration, guided implantology and actual measurement technology. And this article further discusses the current mainstream implant restoration technology based on experience analogy which cannot effectively support the whole process of digital implant restoration and provides a new logical cognitive basis for the final realization of the entire process of digital implant restoration.

Key words: digital implant restoration, measuring guidance technology, guide, target restoration space

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