Advantages of the computer guided planning of implant dentistry?

The success of the dental implant procedure as well as any treatment depends on many factors simultaneously. They include the high quality of both materials and design of the implant, the level of professionalism of the implant surgeon, the patient’s state of health, the occurrence or absence of concomitant chronic diseases, following aseptic and antiseptic rules, as well as hygiene and oral care in the postoperative period. It is not yet everything. One of the modern factors greatly affects the possibilities of the implant surgeon is the use of computer guided planning of the future dental implant surgery. How could they do without this method of visualization in medicine in the past? What are the advantages of the computer-aided diagnosis and computer guided planning of treatment for the success of dental implants?

It is clear that any method of treatment involves a thorough diagnosis of the pathological state, the possibility to determine as accurately as possible the location of the focus of the disease and conditions of the clinical situation, which should be affected  i.e. they should be eliminated.  Clinical experience of computer guided planning shows that both  sinus lift surgery and dental implant placement by any method are  performed in a much more comfortable conditions and have  fewer complications, as the dentist “sees”  complete picture taking into account  the type of future prosthetic design and accurate localization of jawbone features.

Also, when using the computer-assisted visualization, it can be possible to plan the expected esthetic result and to get a scan prosthesis, taking into account dental occlusion and teeth position in 3-D format. There is an option to model the clinical outcome virtually, “delete” unreliable teeth on the planning stage of dental implant procedure.

Another advantage of preliminary computer guided planning which concerns the implant surgeon’s work, is a minimally invasive method of dental implants. Diagnostic accuracy enables to have a minimal incision and it becomes possible to prevent swelling (edema) and in some cases do without the incision and subsequent suturing.

It is important that with the help of computer-assisted visualization all anatomical formations in the maxillofacial area are clearly visible and it provides additional safety to dental implant procedure and sinus lifting. These formations include the maxillary sinuses with all polyps or septa, the bone between the sinus and oral cavities; the tortuosity of bone channels with all vessels and nerves; the location of teeth roots.

Taking into account all these advantages of computer 3D-planning and their  effect on the successful treatment outcome, the company Bio3 Implants as a manufacturer of high quality premium implants always emphasizes during  the training programs and courses for clinics and implant surgeons  that the most accurate diagnosis and planning of dental implants are only possible with the use of the most advanced computer-assisted visualization techniques. It provides not only the best result, but also significantly reduces the extent of surgery and  the financial costs of treatment.