Toltac®system: FAQ section
1) In guided surgery there is no way to irrigate the drills. How does Toltac® in order to allow it?
> Toltac® does it because there is no obstacle between the handpiece's irrigator and the drills, as in the normal freehand surgery.
2) Is it Toltac® precise and safe?
> For a reliable implant planning the CBCT must be correct, the scan of the cast models must be precise, and their matching must be accurate. Since Toltac® system does not modify the usual software's workflows, this allows the same level of prediction as in the other systems of guided surgery. On the other hand, the mechanics of Toltac® allows visual control, the drills are guided before their first contact with the bone and the Toltac® guide is much longer than a normal sleeve for guided surgery. Furthermore, diversely from other conventional guided surgery systems, Toltac® allows the use of safety drill stops, they can ensure that the drill will not be able to go deeper than planned: the drill is stopped at the planned depth by the contact with the bone, not by the contact with the sleeve, which, due to a template's wrong positioning, could be closer than expected to the bone and produce a deeper site preparation. Nevertheless, the operator must ALWAYS take into consideration adequate safety margins as in all procedures of implant surgery, and refrain from using Toltac® or other ways of guided surgery if there is not enough space between the planned implant's position and critical anatomical structures.
3) To whom is Toltac® System addressed?
> Toltac® System is addressed to all customers of freehand surgery they wish an help in the implant positioning without distort their operating habits. Toltac® allows them to test guided surgery also for a single intervention: there is no need to buy a whole dedicated surgical kit. Of course it is available also for all customers of conventional guided surgery looking for a solution of the problems they can experience, mainly when the patients don't open the mouth enough to insert the drills into the sleeves.
4) May Toltac® System be used also with transmucose implants with neck wider than the intraosseous portion?
> Yes, Toltac® has been particularly tried with transmucose implants of this kind, with neck wider than intraosseous portion, even though it may be used also with the other kinds of implants.
5) May the system be used also with tilted implants?
6) Is it the system compatible with the softwares on the market?
> If the Customer needs the delivery of a Toltac® surgical template from a planning made with CodiagnostiX™ or Real Guide™, he can send the planning to the HCS Italia hub and specialists will complete the project with the design of the Toltac® template. Later HCS Italia will send to the customer the Toltac® template.