Navigated surgery for oral implantology is the equivalent of using a GPS when we are driving. This new technology called X-GUIDE allows us to connect the planning done on the computer with the patient’s mouth in real time, that helps us to have more precision in our surgery.
First of all, a patient must be scanned with a special device placed in his mouth, which will allow us to interrelate the planning done on that scanner with the patient’s bone on which we are working in real time. That entails a much more accurate result than any type of technology used so far in oral surgery, since our implant will be perfectly placed in the position, angulation and depth that we have previously planned with an accuracy of 99%.
As we have said before, precision is its main characteristic, so we will avoid risks such as possible dental nerve injury, maxillary sinus damage, bone perforation or injury to teeth near our implants.
Another advantage is that the intervention becomes more comfortable as it is a very controlled surgery that will help us to almost not open the gum, and in extreme cases it can prevent us from making grafts and having maximum use of the available bone. So it is a minimally invasive work method.
Until now, what most helped us to be precise was guided surgery, but this requires the planning and manufacturing of a guide that we had to wait for a few days. With navigation, surgery can be performed immediately, without waiting for anything to be manufactured.
In reality, the ideal will be used for all types of interventions, since in simple implants we ensure the perfect three-dimensional placement of the implant, and in complex cases it helps us to perform them successfully and without taking risks for the patient. It will make surgery faster and safer, which in cases of rehabilitation is especially beneficial for the patient.
Yes, it would be something similar, since although it is a machine that continues to control the surgeon, and requires experienced hands, it helps us greatly improve accuracy. We could say that if a surgeon is good, this device will be much better. Keep in mind, that you have drawn the path to follow on the patient’s scanner, and as you perform the surgery it tells you if you deviate or change the angulation, avoiding errors.
Many, the truth is that we like to be up to date and improve the quality of our treatments with the constant advances in our profession. We have currently developed a fully digital workflow that allows us to plan our cases on the computer, having a preview of the final result that will guide us during the treatment. With the X-Guide we would place the implants navigated, and we can have prepared teeth for the same day also manufactured digitally. Almost all treatments go through a digital circuit that allows us more precision, more safety and greater comfort for the patient. We also apply this to the field of orthodontics, dentures and dental aesthetics.
We are proud to have been part of the first group in Europe that have attended Zurich to implement this magnificent system, which today in Spain we only have in 6 clinics.
More on the operation of X-Guide
Digital Smile Design (DSD)
At Dental Clinic Crooke & Laguna we have incorporated the concept of Digital Smile Design (DSD). The DSD is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding patient, who can preview the treatment that we are going to make in his mouth and suggest the desired modifications.
An interdisciplinary team of professionals is essential for the success of the treatment. The ideal aesthetic result depends on teamwork, collaborating with the different specialties according to the needs of each case.
Diagnostic data should guide the subsequent phases of the treatment and incorporate all the needs, desires and functional and biological aspects of the patient in aesthetic treatment design. Digital Smile Design improves communication between dentist and patient.
Digital Smile Design or DSD allows careful analysis, through photographs and video, of the patient’s facial and dental characteristics. With the records taken, we can understand the relationship of the moving face, lips, teeth and gums. By improving the appearance of the smile through digital recontouring, it is possible to transfer this information to the patient’s mouth.
Advantages of DSD:
1. Smile before treatment / 2. Plaster model
3. Digital planning / 4. Analog model with corrected teeth
5. Final Result Digital Smile Desing
At Crooke & Laguna Dental Clinic, we are committed to technology for greater accuracy and aesthetics in treatments, incorporating the latest instruments and advances.
CAD-CAM means assisted design and computer-made.
This sophisticated mechanism incorporates scanners and computer programs that allow the design of 3D pieces with great accuracy and with the added benefit of being able to save the files and recover them in case of breakage.
- Digital impression of the patient’s mouth.
- Computer design of the prosthesis.
- Mechanical milling of the prosthesis supervised by the professional.
- Definitive placement in the mouth.
- Digital printout (avoids taking measurements with cuvettes).
- Prosthetics made by computer.
- Maximum accuracy, quality and fit on all parts.
- Crown finished in 24 hours.
- The number of patient visits to the clinic is decreased (faster treatment).