Digital planning of the implant procedure

„If you meet someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”

Jacek Pałkiewicz, Exploration

We are authors of many new smiles and are happy to see our Patients leave our Clinic with beautiful smiles, ready to share them with others.


Computer navigation

Technological advancements of modern dentistry offer amazing opportunities: They enable us to plan a new smile without the risk of failure and disappointment. Patients can see their faces with new smiles even before the procedure and are able to have influence on the future look of their teeth. We can visualise the effect of treatment we want to achieve and show it to the Patient even before we start work.

Thanks to computer navigation we can design a perfect position of an implant in 3D. It is an advanced software designed for digital planning of implantation procedure in 3D.

Stages of digital planning:

  • First, a CBCT tomographic photo of maxilla (upper jaw) or mandible (lower jaw) is taken in order to be able to easily obtain the 3-D image of bone anatomy.
  • Then, a digital intra-oral imprint is made – the optical scanner shows the image of a Patient’s oral cavity.
  • The data obtained in this way is sent to a dedicated software, which enables the doctor to accurately plan the positioning of the implant.

Digital planning takes into account such factors as the size of implant (its diameter, length and shape), bone in which the implant is to be inserted (its density, width of ridge, inclination of ridge), anatomical surrounding structures (nerves, sinuses, vessels, adjoining teeth). All of the above are significant in designing the future prosthetic restoration. In this way the dentist is able to find the most comfortable, optimal position of the implant.

After the design has been approved the company in Belgium manufactures a surgical guide – it is made of dental resin. Thanks to the guide, during the implantation procedure the doctor may prepare the implant bed following the safety rules, with high precision, using special sleeve drills. The implant itself is also inserted through the surgical guide at a proper depth and at an appropriate angle.

The advantages of using computer navigation include:

  • better preparation and planning of implantation procedure
  • incredible precision of implant insertion according to the planned position
  • shortened duration of the procedure, particularly while inserting several implants
  • safety of the procedure
  • very good stability of implants
  • higher predictability of the procedure
  • in certain cases – the possibility of avoiding additional procedures such as sinus lift or bone transplants which makes it more cost-effective for the patient.
  • increased comfort for the patient and the opportunity of obtaining better aesthetic results