At TDL we offer guided stents to assist in the placement of dental implants. This assures the exact placement of the implant during surgery. A wax-up at the implant site is first made, then placement and insertion direction is checked before drilling of the guide. A putty matrix is made and filled with orthodontic resin around a bur creating an exact guide for the drill at the time of surgery. The stent is then shaped and fitted to the model ready for delivery to the Doctor. This is the easiest and most accurate way to know the implant has been placed correctly.