Dental implantation has firmly been established in the practice of dentists around the world and new technologies and approaches are being actively improved. Experts have recognized this method of restoring teeth as the most effective and perspective. Nevertheless, all is not so rosy for there are some nuances such as patient dissatisfaction, unskilled professionals, etc. The software package Implant-Assistant allows both the doctor and the patient to take a fresh look at the implantation procedure.
Provisionally, treatment is composed of a few stages.
- The program processes information and allows the doctor to create a clear treatment plan.
- Based on these data, an individual surgical guide is prepared.
- Dental implants are installed strictly according to the surgical guide.
Treatment planning and use of a surgical guide allows the doctor to perform operations on a completely different level.
Opportunities offered to the patient by Implant-Assistant:
- understanding of the treatment plan;
- selection of an optimal dental design;
- confidence in the doctor and his professionalism;
- operation is carried out with a high level of safety;
- avoidance of many complications;
- minimally invasive procedure;
- optimal duration of prosthesis;
- extension of the lifetime of dental implants.
An understanding of the treatment plan
The doctor prepares an individual treatment plan after a preliminary examination has been carried out, and all the data carefully analyzed and coordinated with other experts (orthopaedist and dental technician). Treatment planning is necessary in order to optimize the duration of all the procedures: from examination to prosthesis.
The treatment plan may include:
- further examination;
- bone grafting – bone growth at the implantation site;
- preparation of surgical guide and temporary dental design;
- implantation procedure;
- rational prosthesis.
However, it often turns out that the patient does not thoroughly understand the intricacies of the procedures prescribed and the need for such procedures. The software package Implant-Assistant makes it possible to clearly see how the implantation surgery will be carried out, and what tasks need to be solved by the doctor in order to ensure a successful outcome. Do not hesitate to get all the information you need from the doctor.
Selection of an optimal dental design
Dental design is just that, which the orthopedic surgeon will install in the oral cavity and, for many years, will replace the teeth. Dental designs include normal metal crowns, removable dentures, and the latest models. The orthopedic surgeon chooses a dental design, taking into account all the patient's wishes and capabilities. However, this choice is not simple for the doctor bears a very big responsibility. The software Implant-Assistant helps the doctor to assess how well the chosen option will fall into place. If not, then he can adjust the choice of design before starting the produce.
Confidence in the doctor and his professionalism
The success of dental implantation depends on the doctor's professional level. It is right when the procedure involves several narrow specialists – implantologist surgeon, orthopaedist, dental technician. Difficult situations, which can be dealt with only by a well-coordinated team, may arise at all stages of the implantation and prosthesis procedures. The software package Implant-Assistant enables the entire team to act quickly and consistently.
Operation is carried out with a high level of safety
The use of surgical guides in dental implantation significantly improves the accuracy and safety of operations. However, it is equally important for the guide to comform with reality. The slightest inaccuracy could cause the implants to be wrongly installed. A surgical guide is prepared with the help of the module Implant-Assistant Guide. It takes into account all the individual anatomical characteristics of the patient. Implantation surgeries carried out using this guide have a high level of safety. The guide has parameters used to monitor the depth of passage of the drill, and to accurately install a dental implant.
Avoidance of many complications
Complications may occur at the surgical and orthopedic stages. The most frequent complications that occur during surgery are associated with the inaccuracy of drill entry. This may lead to broken walls of the bone, nerve injury, penetration into the sinuses, incorrect implant installation, etc. Accordingly, all these will affect the duration of recovery, and installation of prosthesis. Sometimes this duration can be greatly prolonged. Planning for operation and use of a surgical guide allows the doctor to avoid such troubles as much as possible. Sleeves in the guide are adjusted in such a way as to ensure that the drill can enter only in the right place at a certain angle. In addition, the drill itself has limiters, which eliminates errors in the drill depth. This approach ensures that neighboring areas will not be affected, and the implant will occupy the right position.
Minimally invasive procedure
Operation using the guide can significantly reduce the degree of tissue damage. It is possible to install implants without removing the guide, if this is allowed by the clinical situation. With this technology, the time of the implantation procedure itself is greatly reduced. Another advantage of this technology is that it is possible to install a temporary dental design. It is prepared in advance and placed directly during the surgery. So, there is no period when the patient has to stay with bare implants.
Optimal duration of prosthesis
Implant prosthesis has many advantages compared to the ordinary prosthesis. A solid foundation is the key to a successful prosthesis. The implant is precisely this foundation – strong and durable. However, the duration of prosthesis is usually long and it is quite difficult to predict when it will be possible to install the prosthesis. With the help of Implant-Assistant, the doctor carefully examines the implant installation site, and calculates the expected load on the site. This allows to accurately determine the duration of the prosthesis. Besides, the stage of manufacture and fitting of the prosthesis itself takes much less time.
Extension of the lifetime of dental implants
The average lifetime of dental implants reaches up to 15-25 years. When the implantation is performed at a high level (implants accurately placed, dental design fits perfectly, etc.), the bone around the implants is better preserved, and there is no likelihood of the implants fracturing. This allows the new teeth to serve much longer.