Importance of Visual and Physical Access To the Surgical Sites

Guided surgery is the safest and most accurate method for placing dental implants. The method includes merging a patient scan, model scan and future tooth position scan into implant planning software and virtually placing the implant in the optimal surgical and prosthetic position. A drill guide is fabricated based on these data, and allows the transfer of the virtual implant position to the patient.

Guided surgery allows for an accurate, efficient and stress-free surgical procedure, since the anatomy, bone density and adjacent vital structures have been visualized prior to the procedure – ie., preoperative planning versus the intraoperative trial and error method of free hand drilling.

Historically, guided surgery has been commercialized as flapless surgery due to the design of existing 3D printed and milled drill guides, which blocked the visual and physical access to the surgical site. This has been problematic, since it is estimated that implant surgeons flap greater than 85% of their implant cases.

As with every technique employed in dentistry, there is potential error in guided surgery, and flap exposure is essential for verification of the implant entry point, trajectory and vertical position of the implant.

The novel Guided Surgery Solutions ThinLayer® Drill Guide System provides you with physical access and visibility of the surgical site with our tubed and tubeless drill guides. This flexibility leads to improved surgical outcomes, reduced stress and patient satisfaction.

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