ImplantPilot® is a revolutionary new system developed to increase the precision of implant placement, whilst being less invasive and thus reducing discomfort for you as a patient. It takes advantage of the latest digital technology to plan the implant placement virtually, well in advance of the actual procedure. The planning establishes the final appearance of the teeth, and the implant positions then correspond to that so a predictable final result can be achieved. This opens up the possibility of placing implants and attaching prefabricated teeth at the same appointment.
The digital planning combines a three-dimensional CT scan with a scan of a plaster model and then relates the two by use of a marker – typically a LEGO® brick – on both scans. The planning software is used to design a guide which is 3D printed in cobalt chrome, which then controls the position of the drill, giving precise implant placement. The guides that are fabricated are unique to every patient.
Conventional implant treatment requires the gums to be cut and folded back to be able to see the bone at the implant site. Using the ImplantPilot® keyhole technique, there is much less tissue damage, and ergo much less post-operative discomfort. No sutures are required, there is less risk of bleeding, and the procedure can usually be completed in a fraction of the usual time.
Advantages of ImplantPilot®
- Keyhole surgery – Less invasive
- No stitches
- Reduced surgery time
- Reduced post-op discomfort
- Increased precision