Surgical Guides


You don’t have to worry about purchasing or learning new implant planning software, tracking the guide components, or coordinating everything you need. Reveal does everything for you (except the actual surgery).

After your patient receives a one- or both-arch cone beam CT scan at one of our Reveal Diagnostics dental imaging centers (in San Francisco, Mountain View, or Oakland), we create a virtual wax-up and place the implants in a 3D model. You then view the proposal online and dictate the final implant placement to our technician. This takes about five minutes per implant. Once you approve the results, we order the final guide. In a few days everything arrives at your office, complete with instructions. If you don’t have a guided kit, borrow ours.

To download our CT guided surgery process steps, click here.

If you’re completely new to guided surgery and have more general questions, like “what are guide inserts,” download our 3-page overview to guided surgery here.

You can also watch an excellent, well-narrated guided surgery video here

If you currently own 3D implant planning software, we can easily provide you with the DICOM data in your format. You can continue to plan your cases as you always have—now with a clearer, lower-radiation, more affordable CBCT scan at Reveal and a happier patient.

We work with all guide manufacturers. If you have a favorite we can easily work with it. Our surgical guides are compatible with all implant brands and kits.