The GRS Guide System was developed to provide a highly accurate, universal surgical solution for the placement of dental implants combined with patented technology to make designing, fabricating and implementing dental implant surgical guides convenient, precise and affordable. Compatible with surgical drill systems from implant manufacturers worldwide, surgical guides can now be produced quickly and cost-effectively in-office or by a lab – with or without computer software – by either traditional vacuum/pressure forming and/or contemporary 3D printing.
The GRS Guide System is a complete surgical system comprised of color-coded & numbered drill sleeves in graduated diameters to accurately guide a chosen surgical drill sequence and are easily snapped into and removed from a single, vacuum/pressure-formed and/or 3D printed GRS surgical guide. Unmatched in its versatility, the GRS Guide System’s low-profile surgical components provide for optimal posterior and anterior surgical access and can be used as a stand-alone surgical guide system or in combination with an implant manufacturer’s brand-specific surgical system for a nearly limitless range of surgical procedures.
The GRS Guide System is designed to ensure the utmost safety in all dental implant surgical applications and provides precise guidance for implant manufacturers worldwide including: Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Dentsply/Astra Tech, Zimmer/Biomet, Blue Sky Bio, Implant Direct, BioHorizons, 3M, Zest Anchors/Locator Implant System, and many more.
By integrating a universal guided surgery system with multi-platform surgical guide fabrication technology, the GRS Guide System is a paradigm shift in implant dentistry and provides the universal dental implant guided surgery solution for the 21st century.
GRS Guide System 3D Printing Surgical Guide Components
GRS Surgical Guide Analogs are designed to maintain the internal and external dimensions and integrity of narrow - red, regular - green, and wide - blue smooth GRS Surgical Rings when 3D printing a GRS surgical guide. The process is simple, once a 3D printed surgical guide has been printed, insert a GRS Surgical Analog into the same color GRS Surgical Ring (A) and then insert the newly formed assembly into the surgical guide (B). Light-cure the chosen adhesive to bond the ring to the surgical guide and simply remove the GRS Surgical Guide Analog (C) with a GRS I/R Tool and store in a safe place until it is needed for the next surgical guide. The newly created, 3D printed GRS Surgical Guide is now ready to receive all GRS Surgical Sleeves (D) required for a complete surgical drill sequence.
GRS Guide System Depth Gauge
The fully adjustable GRS Depth Gauge is designed for the accurate positioning of GRS Drill Stops for all dental implant drill sequences ranging from 1.0mm - 5.3mm. Osteotomy depth is precisely measured in 0.1mm increments, accurately limiting drill penetration and is completely autoclavable per universal infection control guidelines.
GRS GUIDE SYSTEM DRILL SLEEVES
GRS Guide System Drill Sleeves are designed to precisely guide any given drill sequence required for the surgical placement of a dental implant. Osteotomy position, orientation, and depth are accurately defined and reproduced per the specifications detailed when using implant planning software or simply from a basic soft tissue model. Each GRS Drill Sleeve is color-coated and numbered in graduated diameters ranging from 1.0mm - 5.3mm and are easily snapped into and removed from a GRS Surgical Cassette and any vacuum-formed or 3D printed GRS Surgical Guide.
GRS Guide System Drill Stop Driver
The GRS Drill Stop Driver is designed to securely affix a GRS Drill Stop to any surgical drill with a diameter ranging from 1.0mm - 5.3mm. The GRS Drill Stop Driver features a broad support platform for firm, stable handling and a hexagonal tip to securely engage the set screw for optimal torque when securing the set screw of a GRS Drill Stop.
The GRS Guide System Drill Stop
The GRS Drill Stop provides for precise dental implant osteotomy preparation by limiting surgical drill bone penetration. GRS Drill Stops, when used in conjunction with a GRS Drill Stop Driver, can be securely affixed to all surgical drills ranging in diameter from 1.0mm - 5.3mm and their durable stainless steel construction is fully autoclavable providing for years of reliable use.
The GRS Guide System Insertion / Removal Tools
The GRS Insertion/Removal (IR) Tools provide safe, accurate, and efficient handling of all GRS Drill Sleeves when inserting into or removing from a GRS Surgical Cassette and/or GRS Surgical Guide. The (N) IR tool engages all narrow GRS Drill Sleeves while the (RW) tool engages all regular and wide GRS Drill Sleeves.
The GRS Guide System Surgical Cassette
The GRS Guide System Surgical Cassette is ergonomically designed to maximize access with an open bay platform and removable lid and provides secure and convenient storage. The relatively small footprint of the GRS Surgical Cassette allows for simple, efficient integration into any new or existing surgical environment. With color coded grommets on the upper insert for all GRS surgical components and additional instruments along with molded storage posts for all GRS Drill Stops in the lower base, the GRS Surgical Cassette provides a safe, aesthetic, and fully autoclavable guided surgery storage solution.
GRS Guide System Vacuum Forming Components
GRS Guide System vacuum-forming components consists of color-coded (red - narrow, green - regular, blue - wide) GRS Surgical Rings, orange protection caps, and black locator pins. The protection caps and locator pins are strictly laboratory components, whereas the surgical rings are embeded into the vacuum formed GRS surgical guide and serve to precisely retain all GRS Surgical Sleeves required for a specific dental implant surgical procedure. All GRS vacuum-forming components are fully autoclavable and are manufactured to strictly adhere to all universal infection control guidelines.
GRS Guide System Surgical Guide Workflow
Vaccum Formed Surgical Guides Vacuum formed GRS surgical guide fabrication is simple, time efficient, and convenient. Once a GRS model has been printed (A), simply place a GRS vacuum forming assembly (B) consisting of a GRS Locator Pin, Surgical Ring, and Locator pin into the hole in the model. Then proceed with the vacuum forming process followed by trimming and polishing the newly formed GRS surgical guide (C).
3D Printed Surgical Guides Paralleling the simplicity and convenience when vacuum forming a GRS surgical guide, a 3D printed GRS surgical guide yields identical precision and accuracy. Once a surgical guide has been designed using implant planning software, simply print the surgical guide (D) and then insert a GRS 3D printing asssembly, consisting of a GRS Surgical Guide Analog and smooth Surgical Ring, into the cylinder of the 3D printed surgical guide (E). Complete the process by light curing the adhesive previously applied to the ring and cylinder and then removing the GRS Surgical Guide Analog, yielding a GRS surgical guide ready for use (F).
Depth Gauge & Drill Stops When a GRS 3D model is printed when either vacuum forming or 3D printing a GRS surgical guide the actual orientation, position, and depth of the implant can be observed in real-time along with providing a means to precisely position a GRS Drill Stop on the initial surgical drill (G). The initial drill with the affixed drill stop can then be transferred to the GRS Depth Gauge (H) where the precise mesured length is recorded on the fully adjustable GRS Depth Gauge. Once the exact measured position is established, GRS Drill Stops can then be confidently affixed to all remaining drills of a surgical drill sequence in order to precisely control osteotomy depth (I).