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Implantation – 3D navigated

3D navigated implantology ranks among the most advanced, computer-assisted procedures available in dental implantology or oral surgery. Similar approaches are used in the field of radiotherapy and neurosurgery, too.


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Which are the areas of application for 3D navigated implantation?

At present, 3D navigated implantation provides the most accurate and gentle as well as fastest method of dental implantation. Thanks to a virtual, computer-aided assessment of the surgical site, the best possible site for implant placement can be determined, but also the optimal depth and angulation of the implant. For this reason, this procedure is especially suitable for difficult teeth.

Generally, for any type and indication of dental implants, 3D navigated implantation can be used. No matter if it is an instant implantation after loss of a tooth due to an accident or a routine dental implantation following the loss of a decayed tooth, the 3D navigated implantation provides the optimal treatment choice in most cases. Especially poor jaw bone conditions can create difficult surgical circumstances or lead to loosening of an implant later on when using standard implantation methods. In such cases, 3D navigated implantation can contribute the perfect positioning of the dental implant. Furthermore, only minimal holes need to be drilled for the implant, optimally preserving the bone tissue.

What is the treatment procedure like?

Prior to each operation, the oral surgeon will have a detailed interview with you. During this, a thorough assessment of your medical history, problems and wishes is made. Subsequently, the oral surgeon will examine your dental status in detail. Bone thickness, gums and an optimally maintained dentition free of inflammation or caries of the surrounding teeth are prerequisites for a 3D navigated implantation. For any other dental implantation, these are also crucial to ensure optimal prospects for the implant to heal. In the event that these prerequisites are not fulfilled, the decayed teeth must be restored in advance and bone augmentation may be required.

During 3D navigated implantation, the precise dental status is assessed using a specific X-ray technique, known as digital volume tomography (DVT). Using this data, your oral surgeon can produce a virtual three-dimensional simulation model of your dentition on the computer. Precise measurement of bone thickness as well as its quality, adjoining teeth, path of nerves and blood vessels facilitates locating the most appropriate position for your implant.

In addition, this computer model serves as the basis for creating a surgical template for the subsequent operation. This surgical template is applied to the teeth during treatment and allows for a precise translation of the measurements generated by the computer into practice.

On the day of the procedure, which is normally done on an outpatient basis, you will have local anesthesia and you may choose to have additional analgosedation. Because 3D navigated implantation is a very quick and painless procedure, there is no need to be under general anesthesia. The placement of the surgical template helps to locate the optimal implantation point. Then, the implantation is accomplished as the template ensures a safety distance to any vulnerable regions of the mouth (nerves, blood vessels or other bone structures). Mostly, a small gum incision and minimal predrilling of the jaw is sufficient, because the drill template is precisely tailored to your individual denture.

After successful implantation, you will receive a decongestant as well as pain-relieving medication. From here on, you need to wait until the implant has grown into the jaw bone.

What is the prognosis and process of healing following 3D navigated implantation?

Die 3D navigierte Implantation bietet durch die exakte Berechnung der Kauflächenbelastung und der Kieferknochenbeschaffenheit, bestmögliche Implantationsverhältnisse für Ihr Zahnimplantat. 

3D navigated implantation entails precise calculation of the strain exerted on your teeth as well as the jaw bone status and therefore offers optimal conditions for implantation.

As the bone needs only minimal exposure and surrounding tissues are optimally protected, this procedure is regarded as the far less traumatic alternative to conventional implantation. Hence, it is far more rare to encounter nerve damage, injuries of blood vessels or bone fractures as of the maxillary sinus.

Thanks to 3D navigated implantation, your oral surgeon can rely on a very precise, less invasive and quick procedure. As there is only little trauma to bone and mucosal tissue of the mouth, the implant will generally heal faster.