In the specific field of dental implantology, 3D Guided Surgery (Computer Guided Surgery) means that the insertion of the dental implant is fully three-dimensionally guided during the surgical procedure.
How is 3D Guided Surgery done?
This implies an initial profound planning of each individual case on a specific designed software utilizing the patients three-dimensional computertomogramm (CT). With the help of this 3D software, the ideal position and size of each dental implant is planned virtually according to the most suitable jaw areas. This data of implant position and implant size is then transferred into a 3D printed plastic device, the so-called 3D surgical guide. During the surgical procedure the dental implant insertion will be guided with exact planned precision by means of this 3D surgical guide.