Navigated implantology: placement of implants — precise, secure, careful

Navigated implantology means that the placement of a dental implant is already simulated on the computer in a three-dimensional patient model (3D X-ray, CBCT) before the procedure. A computer-manufactured guide template transfers the virtually planned implant position into reality and safely and accurately directs the implant to the desired position in the jawbone of the patient.

In our clinic we use the latest and most powerful methods with respect to the navigated implantology, eg Nobel Clinician from Nobel Biocare or the SMOP®-method of the company Swissmeda. The more time a surgeon spents before the operation in diagnosing and planning the actual surgery the safer the procedure becomes. It is like a pilot going through the flight before take off. Your safety is always our primary concern.

    Advantages of navigated implantology:

    • very precise positioning of the implants
    • protection of sensitive neighboring structures (nerves, blood vessels etc) in the treatment area
    • rapid wound healing due to the minimally invasive technique (flapless surgery)
    • optimum utilisation of the existing jawbone
    • aesthetic appearance of the dental restoration due to a precise positioning of the implants

    Clinical procedure step-by-step

    Determination of the desired form and position of the tooth. At first, the dental technician prepares the new form of the tooth on a model, known as a wax-up. The wishes of the patient can therefore be taken into account and visualised directly before the beginning of the treatment.

    Scan template and 3D-X-ray 
    The wax-up is copied and the copy serves as a scan template which the patient has in his or her mouth when a 3D-X-ray (CBCT) is taken. Thus the newly designed teeth are visible in the X-ray image.

    Preoperative 3D-planning
    The position of the implants is planned virtually on the computer. The position of the newly designed teeth which are visible in the 3D-image serves as an orientation aid. This position is transferred into a drilling template. 

    During the procedure, the surgeon transfers the virtually planned implant position by means of the drilling template. Thus the dental implants are placed exactly to the position where the new teeth will be inserted later on.

    Manufacturing of dental prosthesis
    After the healing phase of the dental implants, the dental restoration will be manufactured and placed according to the original planning. While the final dental restoration is manufactured, a fixed temporary may already be worn.

    Better results through navigated implantology

    Navigated implantology comes with a range of advantages. This procedure can be planned and executed with great exactitude, meaning that the dimensions of the implant fit perfectly into the existing bone and the patient will have a lower risk of bruises due to less invasive procedures.

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