Guided Implant Placement
Guided Implant Placement is a breakthrough technology for accurately placing implants in the jawbone for optimal function and esthetic restorative results.
The following steps indicate why our patient satisfaction rate is at its highest, due to the accuracy, minimal invasiveness with less post-surgical pain and complications, combined with better fitting, esthetically pleasing teeth.
Step 1 Pre-determine where the teeth need to go using artificial teeth that the patient can wear and test or in the laboratory with a wax mock-up.
Step 2 The patient receives a CT scan which accurately represents the bony structure of the patient. The teeth are “scanned” and then combined with the computer data from the CT to produce a virtual image of the bone and proposed teeth.
Step 3 Using a sophisticated 3-D CAD program and virtually “placing” the implant in the dense part of the bone at the same time, in the best location for the prosthetic teeth.
Step 4 Once the doctors and lab technicians are satisfied with the design, the data set is sent to a 3-D printing facility that can manufacture a “guide” that is perfectly customized to the patient’s mouth. The guide dictates the angle, depth and size needed to place the implant in the exact location that it was placed in the software.
As the final process, our lab technicians fabricate the new prosthetic teeth while the implants are in the ideal location so that all systems are in alignment.