What does it consist of?
Navigated surgery X-GUIDE for dental implant placement is the same as using a GPS whilst driving. This new technology allows us to connect the treatment plan previously done in the computer to the patient´s mouth in real time with great precision.
How does the process work?
The first step is to take a 3D scan with a small special tool placed in the patient´s mouth. This will allows us to combine the planning with the patient´s bone in real time. During surgery we can place the dental implant in the exact position, angle and depth previously planned with a 99% accuracy.
What are the benefits to the patient?
Precision is the main benefit of this new technique. We will avoid possible injury of dental nerve, maxillary sinus damage, bone perforation or injury of the teeth closed to the dental implants.
Another benefit for the patient is that surgery is faster and more comfortable. It is so controlled that we do not need to open the gum, we can avoid grafts and use the maximum bone available. This results in a minimally invasive surgery procedure.
Until now, the only available technique to be this precise was guided surgery. But this required planning and the fabrication of a guide that took days. With navigated surgery you can start surgery immediately without waiting.
Do other clinics have this technology?
We are very proud to be the first group of Europe to go to Zurich to incorporate this system in our clinic. In Scotland we are the only ones.