To replace lost teeth, Dental Medicine Practice uses an implant placement treatment called guided implant surgery or guided implantology.
The implant placement procedure is planned with the help of computer software which ensures that the dental implant treatment is performed as accurately and precisely as possible.
Advantages for patients:
4 different phases of a dental implant procedure:
- data acquisition
- dental implant insertion plan
- fabrication of a surgical guide
- guided implant surgery
It was the development of X-ray diagnostics and special computer programmes that rendered possible the development of guided implant surgery.
CBCT dental radiographic examination or 3D X-ray imaging provides an extremely accurate assessment of a patient’s anatomy, while optical impressions enable a collection of very detailed information about dental and mucous membrane surfaces.
By combining CBCT scans with optical imaging, the medical team is able to make an accurate, reliable, safe and predictable plan of the entire procedure.
After obtaining the CBCT scan, modern computer tools provide an accurate planning of the surgical dental implant placement into a patient’s virtual jawbone.
Apart from determining an accurate implant position, these computer tools also mark the location and the course of nerves and sinusoidal cavities. In addition, the computer tools facilitate quantitative and qualitative ossein analysis and an evaluation of implant positions.
A virtual implant-prosthetic plan is converted into a surgical guide which shall guarantee secure and successful surgical work resulting in accurate dental implant insertion. A surgical guide shall clearly specify a dental implant position, direction and inclination, as well as an implant depth when inserted into a jawbone.
Surgical guides guarantee extremely precise implant placement, with accuracy levels being less than 1 mm, thus ensuring the high reliability of dental implant surgery procedures.
By means of this method, implants can be placed close to vital structures, which enables maximum utilisation of the available jawbone ossein volume.
This provides more opportunity for inserting dental implants at no additional costs that are commonly associated with lengthy bone regeneration processes that ensure sufficient bone volume.
We have also prepared a video presentation showing a guided implant surgery procedure performed at our dental office.