Dr. Boynton improves the safety, accuracy, and predictability of implant placement with computer-guided surgery. Every surgical case starts by obtaining a cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) image of the site to receive the implant. This is a 3-dimensional image of the implant site that allows visualization of the bone and vital anatomical structures.
Dr. Boynton then performs the surgery virtually. This information can then be used to generate a surgical guide, which is used during the actual surgery to accurately place the implant.
Guided Implant Placement- CT- guided implantology has provided an opportunity to more completely assess and plan the surgical placement of dental implants. This technology allows viewing of both anatomic and prosthetic information preoperatively in an interactive format. A precise plan can be developed and transferred to the surgery with a computer-generated surgical template. In addition, it facilitates preoperative collaboration among the restoring dentist, laboratory technologist, surgeon, and patient that establishes treatment goals and expectations. Clin Adv Periodontics 2012;2:263-273.
The CBCT is a powerful tool that I use in the reconstruction of the jaws and implant placement.
Guided surgery allows for restoratively driven implant placement for multi or single unit restorations, but most importantly decreases the chair time and surgical trauma while increasing the precision and prognosis of placement.
Patients are happy to leave the office with their denture immediately retrofitted to their new implants