Dental Implantology and NDI Technology

Dental Implantology Challenges

The optimal positioning of a dental implant depends on a number of clinical criteria:

  • Implant should be in the center of mastication (chewing)
  • Neighbouring implants should be parallel
  • Existing bone structure must be optimally used as implant bed
  • Mandible nerve and sinuses must be avoided
  • Patient trauma and healing time should be minimal

In order to achieve the above criteria, the implantologist needs to have a good understanding of the patient’s bone structure.

Product Integration

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

Key benefits of integrating the Polaris Vicra technology into a specialized dental navigation system, include:

  • Ideal volume size for areas around the head and neck
  • Being small and lightweight, it can be mounted almost anywhere
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Easy to use with short warm-up time
  • Low cost solution for clinical use