When a patient needs to undergo implant surgery, if their clinical situation permits, we always use computer guided implantology (calso called guided surgery or guided dental surgery).
This technique allows implantology procedures to be carried out with a minimum of effort.ivlevel of accuracy even higher, making a less invasive surgery and, consequently, with a Lighter postoperative course.
Why is guided surgery more precise?
Before the operation we use a special software and a 3D CT scan to create a full-scale model of the mouth Of the patient with the implants already fixed.
By being able to perform - albeit virtually - the surgery before the patient undergoes the operation, we are able to Anticipate possible complications and establish all steps of the operation.
Why is guided surgery less invasive?
The 3D model of the patient's mouth has another important function: that of creating a surgical guide by which we can Drilling holes in the gum without the need to incise it with a scalpel.
This is because the surgical guide already has some holes that are placed where the implant will need to be inserted, with pinpoint accuracyso we don't have to open up the gum to see where to place the implants.
This great advantage for the dentist translates into:
- a less invasive surgery without the use of a scalpel and often without the need for stitches.
- a shorter intervention (usually one hour, whereas in traditional implantology it can take up to two or three hours)
- less pain, swelling, fever, and discomfort In the days following the surgery
Computer-guided surgery also usually involves the Immediate loading of the provisional prosthesis that allows you to eat, talk and smile immediately in a completely natural way.