CT guided surgery and KIP procedure
At Salisbury Implant Center we use State of the art technology including CT Guided Implant surgery to ensure the optimum results in patient care.
CT Guided Surgery
In the past radiographic images used to place implants were two-dimensional providing a reasonable estimate of bone height. Often bone width was not determined until the bone was exposed during surgery sometimes resulting in compromised placement of the implant.
Incorporating the highly detailed imagery of CT scanning, along with specialized software, surgical procedures can be performed virtually, before the dentist even touches the patient. This effectively takes the guesswork out of the actual procedure. It also allows the fabrication of the final restoration prior to implant placement. In addition, the surgical procedures can often be accomplished in a much more conservative procedure which involves greatly reduced discomfort, less treatment time and a more accurate final outcome.
CT Guided Implant placement is the safest and most precise way to place dental implants.
Procedure Involves :
- CT scan of the Jaw.
- Detailed study model of the teeth and Jaw.
- Precise superimposition of the scan and the study model.
- Precise virtual planning of the implant placement in the best position.
- Manufacturing of the CT guided stent.
- Implant placement through the Guided stent.
KIP – Keyhole Implant Placement
This technique is similar to other keyhole surgeries adopted in medical surgical procedures.
This technique can avoid opening the site surgically to place the implant so the surgery is “ flapless”.
Not all patients are suitable for this procedure, and proper pre surgical case evaluation and planning is required.
If you are keen to have your implant placement done using this technique ,please discuss the suitability with Dr Parson who specializes in the KIP technique.
Benefits of the flapless KIP procedure are:
- Minimal post operative pain
- Minimal swelling
- Faster healing and recovery
- Reduced surgical time
- More accurate implant placement