ImplantPilot® takes advantage of the latest digital technology to be able to plan the implant placement virtually on a computer well in advance of the actual procedure.
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. Planning software is thrn used to design a guide, which is then 3D printed in titanium. This guide controls the position of the drill, which in turn gives the precise implant placement.
Conventional implant treatment requires the gums to be cut and folded back to be able to see the bone at the implant site. With ImplantPilot®, it is no longer necessary to cut the gums as the implants can be placed accurately without having to visualise the bone.
By using this 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.
ImplantPilot® can be discussed in more detail at your consultation appointment in one of our clinics in Shrewsbury and Stafford, or alternatively, visit implantpilot.co.uk for more information.