Common surgical techniques for dental implant placement
You may be among the millions of adults seeking to address lost, broken, or diseased permanent teeth. The major surgical techniques, all effective in their way, involved in placing dental implants will help you restore your dental and overall health, and enable you to get back your quality of life.
All patients should be aware of common surgical options for implant placement. Understanding all the treatment options is key to success. Dr. Pierce will evaluate your dental and medical record and suggest the most appropriate surgical technique to revitalize your teeth, smile, and confidence.
Robot-Assisted Dental Implant Surgery
An alternative to traditional surgical techniques is Yomi®, which offers robotic guidance to dental surgeons during surgery. It was Neocis that introduced Yomi®; the country’s the first robotically-assisted dental surgical system following its clearance by the FDA.
With Yomi®, the surgeon is in control throughout the procedure and helps combine the best features of robotic surgery with the time-tested skills of a dental surgeon. Yomi® assists the surgeon in planning and placing implants with precision and helps attain a natural feel and look. The robotic technology also enables a surgeon to make changes to planned surgery rapidly. Yomi® is also beneficial to patients who want less invasive dental implant surgery.
Describe The Role of Yomi® In Robot-Assisted Surgery?
If your dental team finds you fit for Yomi®, they will design a personalized treatment plan using Yomi® software. During surgery, your surgeon will be assisted by Yomi®, which will offer vital information for the surgeon to see, feel, and hear. Yomi®’s key role is to assist the placement of your implant with precision.
Free-Hand Implant Surgery
The most common surgical technique for a dental implant is free-hand in which the dental surgeon utilizes a hand-held instrument for implant placement. The surgeon scrutinizes the nearby teeth, gums, and bone and then places the implant. However, human error can take place in free-hand dental surgery and affect the precise placement of the implant.
Using Surgical Guide In Dental Implant Surgery
A dental surgeon can also use surgical guides that fit your teeth through guide holes for the dental implant. Surgical guides have a useful feature: they disable changes during surgery. However, the guides could result in delays in completing the dental surgery. There’s also the possibility that surgical guides have a poor fit and don’t work. Guides are not an ideal dental surgery technique when accessing hard-to-reach areas. However, guides are excellent in precise implant placement, and also enable less invasive surgery.
Always seek the guidance of a skillful and experienced dental surgeon or implant specialist when opting for a particular surgical technique depending on the nature of the dental problem and your suitability.