Fast and accurate implant guides
Surgical Guide 3 is the fastest, most durable implant guide material that SprintRay has ever made. Featuring improvements to flexural strength and modulus vs Surgical Guide 2, you can confidently place implants with this FDA-compliant, biocompatible resin. Plus, improved printing speeds further reduce time to surgery, improving flexibility and offering a superior patient experience.
- Fastest-ever SprintRay Surgical Guide resin
- Clear and aesthetic appearance after autoclaving
- Improved flexural modulus and strength
Instructions For Use
The SprintRay Surgical Guide 3 resin is a light-curable polymerizable resin intended to be used for fabrication of surgical guide.
The SprintRay Surgical Guide 3 resin is contraindicated in case of the following:
- If a patient is known to be allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Direct intraoral contact of uncured or partially uncured material.
- For every application that is not part of the indication (see above).
Handling and Processing
SprintRay Surgical Guide 3 resin is non-toxic in both liquid and solid form, and it is classified as Biocompatible material, approved by FDA. It is also classified as a sensitizer, which means that exposure over time can cause your body to have a mild allergic reaction. May cause skin irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause severe eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. Here is how to handle resin safely:
- Always wear gloves
Always wear gloves when handling uncured resin. Whether you are pouring, removing models from the platform, or even after models have been washed, must wear gloves to limit exposure to resin.
- Mix thoroughly
3D printing resins contain chemicals of different weights; therefore, it is essential to mix resin before every print thoroughly. For resin already in the tank, use provided resin wiper to stir the material gently. If pouring from a bottle, shake the bottle vigorously for several minutes before dispensing.
- Filter resin
When pouring resin from your tank or other vessels back into the bottle, always pour through a fine mesh filter. The filter will trap partially cured debris and prevent contamination of the rest of your bottle, prolonging the life of your materials.
- Check expiration dates
Resin has a shelf life; it is essential to keep an eye on the expiration date. The use of expired resin will likely result in failed prints, as the compounds required for curing break down and will not activate properly. The expiration date for resins is printed on the back of the bottle.
- Dispose of properly
Liquid resin should be cured before being disposed of. Pour liquid resin into a clear container and set it in direct sunlight. Once cured, it can be treated as waste and disposed of in regular trash.
Fabrication of Surgical Guide
Preparation Before Printing
Being prepared is key for success! As you plan to implement this new workflow, check all the supplies and inventory you may need or desire for a seamless workflow.
- Pro Printer
- Pro Wash/Dry
- RayWare software
- SprintRay Surgical Guide 3 Resin
- (IPA) Isopropyl Alcohol 91% or higher
- Scott Shop towels
- Protective eyewear
- Flush cutter
- Scotch-BriteTM/FuzziesTM Wheel
- Pumice and Polishing compounds
- Muslin wheels
Design of the Surgical Guide
The Surgical Guide can be design either by a dental design service/lab, or in-house by the dentist. The intraoral scans and CBCT files of the patient are required for this design. The Surgical Guide design is provided in STL format.
Bring the designed STL files to RayWare. Position the Surgical Guide design with intaglio surface facing away from the print platform (facing up), and making 20o angulation with print platform.
Add full support. Avoid having any support at the drill holes.
Select “SprintRay Surgical Guide 3” resin setting for print-setting and use 100-micron thickness.
Make sure Resin Tank is fully secured and filled to the recommended Resin-Level.
Ensure the Print Platform is clean, dry, securely placed, and locked on the platform arm.
Washing and Drying
After your Surgical Guide has been printed successfully, it must be washed using Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) with a concentration of 91% or higher before being post-cured.
SprintRay highly recommends Pro Wash/Dry for your cleaning process; however, if you don’t have access to a Pro Wash/Dry yet, you may allocate a separate Ultrasonic bath dedicated to post-print washing with IPA, or alternatively, a dish for soaking along with a Soft/Medium bristle brush to manually clean your prints in IPA. Make sure NOT to immerse the Surgical Guide for more than 10 min in the IPA bath.
Remember: IPA is highly flammable! Please keep it away from heat sources, sparks, and flames.
Ensure that your Surgical Guide is completely dry before the next step; if not, use compressed air to dry your Surgical Guide rapidly.
Remove the Surgical Guide from the Print Platform.
Next, the printed Surgical Guide needs to be properly post-cured using a ProCure to maximize strength and accuracy and comply with FDA standards.
All the post-curing settings are preset in ProCure 1 and ProCure 2 unites.
Once the post-curing is completed, we need to remove all the supports by using a flush cutter. Try to cut as close as possible to the Surgical Guide to minimize the smoothening and finishing procedure.
Finishing and Polishing
Use the Scotch-BriteTM/FuzziesTM Wheel for smoothening the denture surface.
Use pumice and muslin wheel to remove the minor scratches from the surface. You may use polishing compound and muslin wheel to further polish the surface.
Insert the surgical guide sleeves in the drill holes and autoclave for 5 minutes at 134° C.