What is Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
Computer Guided dental implant surgery is when Dr. Katz utilizes advanced machinery and imaging technology to “guide” or aid him to manufacture and place dental implants more efficiently, precisely, and accurately. Computer-guided implant surgery is significantly quicker and often does not require any stitching of the gum tissues.
This new and improved dental implant surgery allows us to have a complete picture of the patient’s mouth with a CBCT scan, and accurately produce the most appropriate dental implants. These steps that used to require many dental office visits can now be performed on the same day, concluding with the surgery.
The general process of guided implant surgery is as follows: A CBCT scan of the patient is taken right here in our office, and we will come up with an individualized surgery treatment plan unique to the patient. Dr. Katz will then utilize advanced computer technology to plan out where the Implant will be placed. 3D imaging technology and CAD digital design software is used to fabricate an acrylic guide for the exact position of the implant.
Computer-guided dental implant surgery is one of the many advances in the dental industry that makes for more effective treatment and more enjoyable experiences for our patients.