Guided surgery allows us to place dental implants in an ideal position with a truly restoratively driven treatment protocol so that restorative dentists (Prosthodontist) and surgical specialists (Implantologist) can both be satisfied with the treatment plan.
Benefits of guided implant surgery
Tooth loss is a severe oral health problem that can have a significant impact on the overall quality of life, making it difficult to eat or embarrassing to smile. Fortunately, dental implants offer a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. When placing dental implants, we use guided implant surgery technology to precisely place implants and reduce overall surgery time. By using 3Shape Implant Studio, a computer-guided implant placement system, we perform implant surgery with a higher degree of precision and accuracy than is possible with traditional methods. Precision and accuracy are just a couple of the benefits of guided implant surgery our Oralcorp patients have enjoyed with treatment. Today, we’ll take a moment to consider these and other benefits.
Precise and accurate implant placement
One of the most apparent benefits of computer-guided implant surgery is that it allows for more precise and accurate placement of dental implants than traditional methods. With guided implant surgery, computerized tomography (CT) scans are taken of the jaw and used to create 3-D images of the oral structures and intraoral Scanning (3shape). A special computer program uses this information to create a surgical template that is used to determine the optimal locations for placement, guided by our professionals.
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.
Reduced surgical time
Because a precise surgical template is created, there is no guesswork with guided implant surgery. This allows the procedure to be completed faster than traditional dental implant surgery so patients can start the recovery process sooner.
Better patient education
Computer-guided implant technology is based on detailed scans of the oral structures. These images may be used to explain the dental implant procedure as well as to educate patients about their oral health.
Implants can often be placed in compromised jawbone
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.
Helps with placement of additional implants
Computer-guided surgery 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.
Learn more about guided implant surgery
If you are missing one or more teeth, guided implant surgery may be beneficial for your dental restoration needs. To learn more about the procedure, we invite you to book an appointment in Oralcorp® at your earliest convenience.