What is Guided Implant Surgery?
Guided Implant Placement is a breakthrough technology for accurately placing implants in the jawbone for optimal function and esthetic restorative results. The process of planning the implant surgery on a computer using the patient’s CT image. Using Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan techniques and 3-D imaging, dentists can now visualize the placement of dental implants in three dimensions. This eliminates the guesswork involved determining what parts of the jawbone offer the best sites for dental implant placement.
To carry out the surgery exactly as the surgery plan, a custom surgical template and guided implant surgery kit are needed.
The advantages of Guided Implant Surgery:
Guided implant surgery offers a number of advantages for achieving the goals of accurate, safe, and predictable implant placement.
Computer-guided implant technology makes it possible to see the anatomical structures of the jaw, teeth, and surrounding tissue, thereby reducing the risks of unexpected complications during surgery as well as allowing the surgeon to know exactly where the implant should be placed.
Long-term tooth loss can cause the jawbone to atrophy or change shape. Using computer-guided technology, it’s possible to see the unique structure of each patient’s jawbone. This allows for the ideal placement of dental implants even when the jawbone is compromised.
It also allows the dentist to create the permanent restoration prior to surgery and place the restoration the day of the surgery. Computer guided implant surgery provides greater patient satisfaction and simplifies the dental implant treatment process.
May also be beneficial for those who have existing dental implants. Computer-guided technology makes it possible to see the precise location of existing implants, ensuring that additional implants are placed in the ideal locations.
The following steps indicate why our patient satisfaction rate is at its highest, due to the accuracy, minimal invasiveness with less post-surgical pain and complications, combined with better fitting, esthetically pleasing teeth.
Computer guided implant surgery represents a giant step forward in the replacement of teeth with dental implants. Digital implant planning and placement is here to stay because it delivers more efficient care with consistently better outcomes, especially in the partially edentulous patient. Placing an implant that is “restorable” is no longer a clinician’s aspiration. With today’s technology, one can hope to do better. Properly executed guided surgery combined with proper treatment planning elevates the level of excellence while increasing efficiency and safety.
Below is a video of the Guided Surgery Kit