Implants and technological advances?

Technological advances and the digitalisation of the society in which we live, also affects dental implantsand not just the way they are designed and manufactured.

We can use computers for diagnosis.

Advances in 3D radiology allow us to transfer the images obtained with an X-ray machine to an imaging programme on our computer.

These programmes are capable of overlapping real volume replicas of the different implants with the images obtained with the radio-diagnostic apparatus and know exactly which implant in size, thickness and shape we should place. It also shows us if we have enough bone or if we need to increase it with regenerative techniques.

In the past, we did not have such advanced tools, and could only use conventional radiographs. This meant that we had to make a more imprecise pre-planning, with several possible alternatives to choose from during the operation. Once in surgery, we were forced to improvise and in the most extreme cases we had to discard the treatment..

Digital images created by a computer

We can use computers for treatment. 

The advanced 3D planning that we mentioned in the previous point, with the development of milling machines and 3D printers, we can transfer them to treatment models or splints.

The models allow us to simulate the surgery before performing itThe aim is to gain a better understanding of the patient's structures and to prevent errors during treatment.

These 3D digital models also allow us to making custom implants and graftsto have provisional prostheses prepared so as not to go without teeth after the surgery and to make definitive precision prostheses.

Digital model for 3D implants and grafts

Another facility provided by 3D technology is the surgical guides, devices that are custom-made for the patient, which move the patient's body in a very precise and precise manner. millimetre-accurate planning previously carried outThis technique improves the precision and speed of the surgery. We call this technique computer-guided surgery

Before implants
After implants

In the future we will have some "Intra-oral GPSWe call it computer-assisted surgery, which, during surgery, tells us whether we are following the plan or going off course, but they are still in development and are not very widespread.

In the Vélez & Lozano dental clinic in Murcia we have a team headed by the Dr. Fernando García Vélez, specialist in implant dentistryand with hundreds of successfully treated cases. You can call us on 968 28 46 28 or ask us for here.

And if you have any doubts or questions, you can send them by mail;