There are many reasons why dentists are not using dental implant surgical guides for each case. The case is ‘easy enough’, time, cost, cumbersome software, lack of expensive imaging equipment – the list goes on and on.
However, are there benefits from having each implant surgery being a guided surgery? At GuidePro3D, we believe dentists should be Guided Every Time.
Check out these three benefits of using GuidePro3D’s dental implant guide system for every surgery.
1. Dentists have a Consistently Accurate Method of Placing Implants
If you could spend 10 minutes of non-chair time and a few dollars per guide to ensure consistency and accuracy for each implant case, would you?
That’s all it takes with GuidePro3D.
All that is required to plan a case is a digital scan of the patient’s teeth. Once imported into the GuidePro3D software, the software then aids dentists in mathematically calculating the restorative trajectory for the implant based on the position of the adjacent teeth and the dentists’ pre-set preferences for implant placement.
All it takes is 10 minutes to plan the case in the easy-to-use software, and then the system prints out the implant guide in office. From there, the guide can be verified in the patient’s mouth using the attachable GuidePro3D x-ray holder. Should any alterations need to be made, they can be completed in office in a matter of minutes and a new guide can be fabricated.
2. It Makes Good Business Sense and Promotes Consistent Optimal Implant Placement
When it comes to placing implants, no case should be considered ‘easy enough’. Often when reviewing free-hand cases after the fact, it’s discovered that the drilling angle is slightly different than what it appeared to be during the surgery, or that the trajectory should have been moved over a few millimeters in one direction to provide better spacing between the adjacent teeth.
Using an implant guide system for every surgery makes good business sense, and results in predictable patient care.
3. It Increases Dentist and Patient Confidence
When it comes to dental implant surgery, the dentist needs to be confident in their ability to locate The Perfect Restorative Trajectory and place the implant. However, the patient also needs to be confident in the dentist’s ability to perform the surgery.
GuidePro3D’s dental implant guide system provides both dentist and patient confidence. GuidePro3D is:
- Usable with or without a CBCT scan
- Inexpensive to produce at less than a dollar per guide
- Simple to verify and alter at the time of surgery
- Created and fabricated in office on a 3D printer in 30 minutes
- Comprised of simple intuitive software and custom surgical tools
This means that dentists can have the utmost confidence in planning the restorative trajectory of the implant, they can verify the guide in the patient’s mouth prior to drilling, and they can make any alterations needed in office at a low cost.
It also means that patients are able to have complete confidence in their dentist because they are not only performing guided surgery, but the dentist was able to confirm the placement of the implant prior to drilling.