Dental Implants at Intelligent Touch Dental Laboratory

Guided Dental Implants

A Look into Guided Surgeries

We are blessed to live in a day of age where we have the dental technology we do. Thanks to that technology, our oral hygiene has been better than ever, But why the rise of implants then? Just because we have great technology within the dental field doesn’t mean that everyone’s oral health is perfect. That issue can vary depending on which part of the country you live in.

There is a list of reasons why someone may need a dental implant. They may have periodontal disease or gum tissue resorption, leading to bone loss over time. It could also very well be from a failed implant from years prior. We could go on with different examples, but with the technology we have today, we can create a precise treatment plan that will guarantee long-term success for your patients wanting dental implants.

With guided dental surgeries for both single or multiple tooth surgeries, we can guarantee accurate placement of the implants because there is no guesswork with guided surgeries. We verify the implant sights in our digital CAD-CAM software using your CBTC scans to complete the procedure faster, allowing patients to start the healing process sooner. Our CAD-CAM technology allows you, the dentist, to have a complete picture of the patient’s mouth and accurately pick the exact placement of their dental implants. We can make sure we are drilling into enough bone by verifying the thickness in the placement site. There are some drawbacks to dental implants too. For instance, the patient may need bone grafting for a successful surgery. They may also need tissue grafting. Every surgical procedure is different, but we can know if additional grafting is required to support the implant before placement with advanced imaging technology.

We can fabricate several different surgical guides depending on what is needed for that case. Whether it is a regular surgical guide with one or multiple surgical sites, bone reduction guides, bone supported guides, or stackable guides with an immediate temporary; so, your patient is going home with teeth on the day of surgery.

ITDL has been a Real Guide Empowered lab for some time, working with doctors around the country. We are also proud to announce we are becoming an Implant Direct Partner Laboratory, allowing us to hold a handful of implant parts at our dental laboratory to get your implant cases back to you faster! We all know how hectic our shipping industry is right now, so it’s not guaranteed what implant parts we order will arrive on time, leading to rescheduled appointment times, which no one wants! We hope that by stocking some implant parts at ITDL, we can give you and your patients ease of mind knowing your case will be there on time.

If you want more information about Guided Surgeries, don’t hesitate to contact us. ITDL has the best CAD-CAM software, milling machines, and 3D printers to enhance the quality of your implant surgery procedures. If you would like to start using guided surgeries at your practice or have questions about how to get started, we are here to help!

Kois Center: 165 Functional Occlusion and Treatment Planning

A moment with David.

As many of our accounts know, I am finally going through the Kois Center for c.e. This was my first time attending the Kois Center in Seattle for Continuing education. This has been a course I have been wanting to attend for some time now. That time finally came last week (11-29-12/3). It was honestly one of my most enjoyed weeks of continuing ed. This course brought our class threw a system of diagnostics and taught us how to look at photo bits, casts, and medical history- All to help learn and predict long term capabilities.

We were taught how to open the bite the correct amount. How to use the Kois Facial Reference Glasses correctly- mounting bites with the Kois reference Analyzer.

Why Deprograming? How long can it take to deprogram? Why do some people have immense pain, but others will not have pain while wearing away their dentition? Risk Assessment, Perio: why & what we should know for case planning? Learning to diagnose a problem with occlusion. What things we should have for the case. When we only have the casts without the photos, how do we proceed? Photos are needed in repose/full smile cases. Full face photos give us technicians an extra piece of information. What can we do with that though? With a diagnostic wax up, we are making the anteriors back to what we see on the cast. With photos we can now see a length that would be better suited for our patient and their facial features

As we work out the new smile we become aware of the envelope of function to protect the new smile. With our help using diagnostic wax ups of the occlusion, we can create long term results with our restorations. I personally cannot wait for the Implants & Removable Course next week to see how this ties together. Thank you for reading, I look forward to bringing you, your practice, and most importantly your patients the best!

David Geffre

Why Intelligent Touch Dental Laboratory

Why Intelligent Touch Dental Laboratory?

  • Affordable:

    Every smile is unique, which makes ever case in our laboratory unique. That’s why Intelligent Touch Dental Laboratory believes cosmetic dentistry should have a personal touch every step of the way, not mass produced. Our laboratory offers FREE custom shades at our lab to make sure that your teeth look exactly the way you want them to! I.T.D.L will save you money on the back end when it comes to long seat times, wrong shades, poor designs, and open margins. Our technicians spend more time on every individual case to ensure its all-around perfection. Thus, saving you and your patients from those unwanted long appointment times or even reappointments.


  • Turn Around:

    When it comes to your teeth, speed is of the essence. Intelligent Touch Dental Laboratory’s offers fast, efficient turnaround for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs. Conveniently located close to Saint Paul, MN, we offer same day repair and reline services to all local dental offices. This way your patients smile never misses a beat. For same day repairs we ask the you call ahead of time so we can schedule the case and have a driver available. We also take digital files as well. All models are printed on our Carbon M2 3D printer.


  • Comprehensive:

    I.T.D.L wants to be your one stop shop dental laboratory. From custom dentures to single unit crowns, to custom implant cases. Intelligent Touch Dental Laboratory is here to serve all of your cosmetic dentistry needs. Our dental laboratory creates restorative dental work of all kinds. Including dental implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, custom dentures, multiple attachment type dentures, over dentures, TRINIA™ frameworks, bite splints, clear aligners, orthodontic appliances, and more. There is not a case I.T.D.L cannot do. We are a TRINIA and IDEA USA certified dental laboratory. We believe in continuing education even though it is not required for laboratory technicians. The more we learn, the more people we can help! I.T.D.L is apart of the ADA, MDA, & the MACD.


  • Technology:

    I.T.D.L has been growing as a digital dental laboratory over the last decade. Our CAD/CAM department has grown remarkably! One of our goals has always been giving dentists and their patients the best work possible. In order to do that we had to make the jump to go digital. Since then we have not looked back. We are proud to own some of the top state-of-the-art dental technology our field has to offer, for that reason we have grown into what many consider an influential digital dental laboratory.


  • Products:

    The dental field has grown rapidly over the years as we all know and as a result so have the products being created in it. We understand that it can be hard for doctors to research new products with their busy schedules, which is why we do. We have an extremely knowledgeable team when it comes to talking about different products to figure out which one is the best option for that case. Feel free to call us at any time with any questions you, your team, or your patients may have.


ACP Miami 2019

ACP Miami 2019

David and Josh had the pleasure of attending this year’s 49th annual ACP Meeting in Miami Florida.  We had a great time talking and meeting with doctors from all around the world. Thank you for having us and we look forward to seeing you all next year!

Orthodontic Airway Management Course

Orthodontic Airway Management: Doctor & Assistant Course

We wrapped up session 2 of 3 of our Orthodontic Airway Management Course. We had the assistants course tied into this weekend as well and it was a packed house! Thank you to our wonderful speakers Jim, Becky, & Karla, you guys rock. As well as OrthoArch for helping out. Last but not least thank you to all our attendees, we look forward to seeing you all again! #airwaymanagement #orthodontictreatment #ITDL #knowledgeispower