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sur·gi·cal tem·plate

1. a thin, transparent, resin base shaped to duplicate the form of the impression surface of an immediate denture, used as a guide for surgically shaping the alveolar process to fit an immediate denture;
2. a guide for various osteotomy procedures;
3. a guide for duplicating size and shape for an autogenic (free) gingival graft.

sur·gi·cal tem·plate

(sŭrji-kăl templāt)
1. Thin, transparent, resin base shaped to duplicate form of impression surface of an immediate denture, used to guide surgical shaping of alveolar process to fit an immediate denture.
2. Guide for duplicating size and shape for an autogenic (free) gingival graft.
3. Guide to facilitate surgical placement of dental implants.
4. Guide in orthognathic surgery to establish occlusion.
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A patient specific surgical template was designed to fit exactly along the contour mandible of the patient, as shown in the Figure 4a below.
Two surgical templates were fabricated, one involving occlusal window to indicate approximate implant sites and another outlining the buccal limitations3 (Fig.
Now it has paved the way towards more accurate surgical procedures by providing patient specific surgical templates.