What digital planning entails in oral implantology

Dr Valentin Popescu

Because we are in the digital age, dentistry has also aligned itself with modern standards.
Patients are increasingly informed about all that innovation means, and we, at Clinica 32, have been implementing these digital dental implant planning techniques for many years.

What does planning a single implant entail for the patient?
The first consultation session, in which it is determined whether it is a predictable case, whether bone addition is done or not, analysis performed on the basis of the computer tomograph in Clinic 32;
If the patient is suitable, an intraoral scan is also performed in the first session
(digital fingerprint).
Then, in a few days, the dentist together with the dental technician makes a plastic mold through which the implant is placed in the correct position from a prosthetic point of view. The case is solved digitally, so the doctor can preview the final result. If the implant is placed in place of a front tooth, the technician can print a model and a temporary tooth. It is temporarily fixed in the same session as the implant placement.
On the day of the intervention, the implant is placed easily, the working time is short, local anesthesia is performed, and the recovery is fast.

What does the planning of all implants on an arch entail for the patient, if there are no remaining teeth, and he wears removable dentures?

The initial consultation is carried out by the dentist, surgeon or prosthetist.
In the next session, the prosthetic field is imprinted, the bite is registered and a computer tomograph is performed;
The doctor together with the technician carries out the digital planning of the 4 or 6 implants, and at the same time the final result is previewed;
A few days after the data acquisition, the implants are placed with the help of the digital guide and in the same session an intraoral scan is performed to create the provisional fixed work within 24 hours.

 The advantages of digital planning are:
- predictable results in the future;
– patients can preview the design of the final work;
– precision in implant placement;
– quick recovery, sometimes the implant is placed without cuts;

 Disadvantages and limitations of digital planning:
– imprecision in places where the bone is soft or missing;
– uncooperative patient;
– higher costs, additional cost for the guide.

In conclusion, in Clinics 32, digital manipulations are used frequently, with very good results
and stable in the long term.

Article written by Dr. Valentin Popescu – Dentist, prosthetics, master in implantology

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