We often have a tooth knocked out, or ruined by cavity or just lost. It gives an awful gaping appearance to our smiles and is often inconvenient. It is not possible to remove all our teeth and get dentures like we did before, which is where an implant is a revolutionary dental invention.
Implants are basically just posts or frames connected to your jawbones. Unlike traditional techniques, implants are drilled to the bone and are great for supporting artificial teeth. As they are fastened, they feel more comfortable and concrete, fastening bridges or dentures to it doesn’t make them slide away.
A guided implant surgery is a method where the process of getting the implant is done through a digital workflow. In a guided surgery, the osteotomy is made with a digitally formed and printed surgical guide. A guided implant is important because it provides the highest levels of precision and control and that comes extremely handy in case of a complex or detailed case.
CBCT scans provide the most accurate details of the patient’s mouth.The specifics required can be seen in three dimensions as reference. Also, even though CBCT is associated with guided surgery, after a scan often it is seen a freehand surgery can be viable because the anatomical space allows little room for error. This method is still sometimes opted for as it is more economical. However, in the long run a guided surgery is more accurate and safer for you.
In a guided surgery, first a CBCT scan is used to get a digitized impression of the location and condition of the patient’s jaw and oral cavity. This is used to draw up an entire plan where the nature and position of the implant is decided. Using this, a surgical guide is created which will control the implant according to the plans drawn.
The kind of accuracy this approach allows is perfect for sensitive or complex cases of dental implants. Special cases where there is poor bone volume, or a surface nerve or vein- a guided implant makes it a lot safer to drill the implant in.
The best advantage of guided surgery lies in this assurance of absolute accuracy during the procedure.
Guided surgery focuses more on prosthetic, therefore contributes more to the final aesthetics of the result. The digital planning before the treatment effectively leaves little room for error. More importantly, in this method one gets the luxury of chalking out exactly where the implant should be placed for maximum esthetics.
Therefore the guided implant surgery is one of those ways modern technology is transforming how we understand traditional dental treatment. It is a rare, advanced type of surgery which nevertheless is growing in popularity. With clinics like Aesthetica offering these services in high-end digitized clinics, we actually now have the chance of availing world-class treatment right here in Kolkata.