Computer-assisted implantology, an advanced technology that has a revolutionary impact on dental implantology and the field of dentistry in general. The digital age has taken over all disciplines and has become an important part of our daily lives. Dental implantology has been significantly improved and made easier through this innovation!
What is computer-assisted implantology?
CAI or computer-assisted implantology is a new technique that utilizes digital tools in the different steps of dental implantology, starting with the implant design and ending with the surgical procedure of the implant placement.
It combines X-Ray tools such as the Cone Beam, high-performance software such as CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing) and complex technological systems, that guide the practitioner during his surgical actions by giving him direct visual access (displayed on a screen) to the patient’s implant location, to the surrounding anatomical structures and to his own surgical movements. The images are also displayed to the patient! The patient can watch the procedure and the practitioner’s movements live!
The CAI records and displays on screen the entire surgical procedure and the surgical manipulation of the practitioner. The patient can then follow the progress of the surgery step by step. CAI greatly facilitates the practitioner’s work by considerably increasing the precision of the operation and hence improving the final results.
What are the benefits of computer-assisted implantology?
- This procedure makes it possible to accurately determine the future location of the dental implant.
- CAI ensures optimal safety during implant placement by providing a better visibility of the delicate surrounding anatomical structures that the practitioner will eventually protect.
- This groundbreaking technique offers the patient the opportunity to watch the surgical procedure and thereby gain a better understanding of the treatment performance, which will make the patient trust the practitioner even more. Sa confiance ainsi augmentera vis-à-vis du praticien.
The patient will have access to a 3D simulation of the implant and prosthetic project chosen by the practitioner and will be able to follow each step of the procedure. This way, the patient can interact more with the practitioner and better understand certain aspects of the treatment.
- – Computer-assisted implantology provides access to many new treatment options such as the flapless surgery practiced at the clinique dentaire Chahd par le Dr. Khiter Taha and Dr. Rouabah Hadia. The design of a temporary prosthetic before surgery, or the introduction of an optical impression (the prosthetic crown is designed directly at the dental office after implant placement through CAM “computer-assisted manufacturing”).
- Less sessions, surgical procedures and doctor visits.
What is the contribution of computer-assisted implantology in the treatment procedure?
- The CAI intervenes from the beginning of the implant treatment by simulating the implant placement procedure in 3D from the X-ray images obtained by Cone Beam and from the software database.
- It manufactures and designs a surgical guide that guides the practitioner during the surgical procedure.
The surgical guide can be replaced by a computer that would assist the surgical movements of the practitioner.
- The design of a pre-implant prosthesis before the implant placement session, during the preparation of the prosthetic project. The practitioner will place it directly on the implant and proceed to the loading step in one day.
- It is also possible to make an optical impression after the implant placement and to design the prosthetic crown in one session with CAD/CAM!
CAI is an amazing technology that has entered the field of dental implantology and developed the day-to-day practice of dentistry. At Chahd Dental Clinic, we have the latest advanced technology devices; Dr. Khiter Taha and Dr. Rouabah Hadia can fulfill the wishes of their patients by offering them the best and newest treatment options.