Who are ImplantPilot®?
ImplantPilot® is a British company based in Shropshire, which is owned by Jason Buglass BDS and powered by 2ingis, a Belgian Company.
The founder of 2ingis is Philippe De Moyer, who has more than 37 years experience in the dental field and has 12 years experience specialising in guided surgery systems. He has also created different innovative patents that protect the systems guarantee and the unique qualities of the 2ingis guide.
Why choose ImplantPilot® over other digital guided systems on the market?
Accuracy. Using a CT scan (a DICOM file) and scans from the lab (STL files), the images are merged using a locator (a 2×3 LEGO® brick), technically referred to as a fiducial marker. This fiducial marker has straight sides and details in fixed locations, enabling extremely accurate scan correlation.
The guide and handpiece design allow the depth and angle of placement to be accurate, even in cases where patient factors could compromise free hand placement.
There are many reasons why we use a LEGO® brick as our fiducial marker, these are just a few:
- Radio Opaque
- They are a standard, uniform size
- Readily available
- Easy correlation between DICOM and STL scans
Why do we use sintered Cobalt Chrome?
Sintered Cobalt Chrome is a metal alloy of Cobalt and Chromium with a very high strength to weight ratio. This strength makes it ideal for small parts with small features such as thin walls and pins and is therefore ideal for the ImplantPilot® guide.
How is the guide made?
By a process called Selective Laser Metal 3D Printing.
This manufacturing process uses 3D CAD and CAM data as a digital information source and energy in the form of a high-power laser beam, to create patient-specific individual guides by fusing fine metal powders together.