Guided implant placement
First, the dentist or oral surgeon conducts a thorough assessment of the patient's oral health using digital imaging techniques like CT scans. This provides a detailed 3D view of the jawbone and surrounding structures.
Using specialized software, the dentist creates a digital treatment plan. This plan includes the precise location, angle, and depth for each implant to ensure optimal functionality and aesthetics.
A custom-made surgical guide is then designed based on the treatment plan. This guide acts as a template during the actual implant placement procedure.
During the surgical procedure, the dentist uses the surgical guide to place the dental implants with remarkable accuracy. The guide ensures that the implants are positioned exactly as planned, reducing the risk of errors.
Because of the precision and minimally invasive nature of guided implant placement, patients often experience less discomfort, swelling, and a quicker recovery compared to traditional implant surgery.