Navigated implantology: Placement of implants — accurate, 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, DVT) 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, one of the latest and most powerful methods with respect to the navigated implantology, the SMOP®-method of the company Swissmeda, is available..

    Advantages of navigated implantology:

    • very precise spatial 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 utilization of the existing jawbone.
    • esthetic appearance of the dental prosthesis due to a precise positioning of the implants

    Clinical procedure step-by-step

    Determination of the desired form and position of the toothAt first, the dental technician prepares the new form of the tooth on a model as a so-called wax-up. Thus, wishes of the patient can be taken into account and visualized 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 (DVT) 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 prosthesis will be manufactured and placed according to the original planning. While the final dental prosthesis is manufactured, a fixed temporary prosthesis 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 patient will not have bruised cheeks as a result of the procedure.

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