Advanced technology now includes dental simulation software and surgical guides, and pre-procedure planning, using 3-D images, this eliminates any risks and uncertainty for the dental surgeon. A very precise surgical guide, moulded to the shape of the patient’s upper or lower jaw, can be prepared on the computer. When placed in the patient’s mouth this will clearly show the dentist the correct angle and position for inserting the implant.
Steps for Surgical Guide Implants
Firstly, a dental impression is taken of the patient’s upper and lower jaws. Secondly, using a volumetric tomography scan and three-dimensional simulation software, this impression is transferred to a gypsum mock-up. The dentist will then assess angles and position of where the implant will be made. Then, a mould will be tested in the patient’s mouth to see if there are any modifications necessary. Finally, the procedure will take place.
Benefits of Guided Impant: