Guided implant surgery is the process of planning the implant surgery on a computer using the patient’s CT image. The conventional method of using the patient’s panoramic x-ray to plan implant surgery cannot transfer the planning exactly as planned, however, guided implant surgery can transfer the plan as exactly as the doctor plans on the computer. To carry out the surgery exactly as the surgery plan, a custom surgical template and guided implant surgery kit are needed
Guided implant surgery represents the latest technology in dental implant placement. It improves outcomes for many of our patients. We often use guided dental implant placement on patients with:
Guided implant surgery often improves outcomes. It allows us to completely plan the surgery before placement. Using 3D imaging tools, we can show patients options and give them a realistic idea of the results we can achieve. It also allows us to pinpoint those areas that may need pre-treatment or bone grafting to ensure the best aesthetic and functional results.
The Benefits of Guided Implant Surgery
There are times when a guided implant placement isn’t the best fit for a patient. These patients may benefit from a placement technique known as freehand implant placement. During freehand placement, the oral surgeon will determine implant locations using judgment, experience, and dental training. Our surgeons are familiar with both guided and freehand placement options and will choose the most appropriate option for each patient.