Computer Guided Surgery

Why do I need Computer Guided Surgery? 

The main reason for using computer guided surgery is to increase the accuracy of implant placement and ultimately the placement of the crowns of the teeth. In some cases you might have 2 or more missing  teeth that may be different sizes. The positioning of these implants will  be critical in the final restorations for a proper bite. Patients who have had teeth missing for a number of years and are lacking in volume of  bone will benefit from computer guided implant surgery as well. The  computer can assist in predicting how much grafting a patient will need  and in some cases whether the implants can be placed at all. Using this new computer technology will help to create the best treatment plan for you and your referring dentist. 
What are the main benefits

The main benefits of using computer guided surgery include detailed and  accurate implant placement. The ability to visualize vital anatomical  structures such as the maxillary sinus or the mandibular nerve allows Dr.Oakley to avoid them during surgery. Digitally planning implant surgery  allows your entire team to approve the treatment plan. It allows YOU the  ability to be given a closer cost estimate of the surgery and final treatment. Clinically it has been shown this technique can reduce pain and  discomfort post-surgery for patients.