Dental Implantology Challenges
The optimal positioning of a dental implant depends on a number of clinical criteria:
In order to achieve the above criteria, the implantologist needs to have a good understanding of the patient’s bone structure.
Using a dental navigation system with an integrated Polaris Vicra® Optical Measurement System, the implantologist knows precisely where to drill (angle, depth) relative to anatomical structures as well as where the implant will be placed and oriented. The dental navigation system ensures that drilling and preparation of the implant bed, followed by insertion of the implant proceeds according to pre-operative CT-based planning. This ensures that a good surgical and cosmetic result is guaranteed. The patient’s jaw is registered with the pre-operative CT image data, which allows the implantologist to “see” (on a monitor) the drill’s position, relative to the patient’s bone structure and surrounding teeth. It also allows a targeted perforation of the gums, without requiring the cutting and suturing of larger flaps. Using the Polaris Vicra System supports such procedures to be performed precisely, whilst also being reproducible and minimally invasive.
Benefits of Integration