Yomi Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery May Be Right For You
Benefits of Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants
For millions of adults that have lost or are in jeopardy of losing permanent teeth, dental implants are fantastic tooth replacement option. Dental implants provide form and function, leading to an enhancement of quality of life by eliminating the need for dentures.
For many patients this means being able to speak and eat with confidence without the worrying about their denture falling out. This leads to improvements in self-esteem by dramatically improve one’s appearance.
How is Dental Implant Surgery Commonly Performed?
Below are some of the most common dental implant surgical options. Be sure to discuss all treatment options available with your dental specialist. After looking at your medical and dental history your surgeon can then make an informed recommendation on what is best for you:
- Free-Hand Dental Implant Surgery – Free-hand is the most common surgical technique for dental implant surgery. The process begins with the surgeon making a close examination of your bone, gums, and nearby teeth. Following this examination, the surgeon places the implant using a hand-held instrument. While plenty of successful implant surgeries have been performed using this method, it tends to be imprecise due to natural human error.
- Dental Implant Surgery With A Surgical Guide – As its name suggests, a “surgical guide” helps guide the implantologist so that they place dental implants in the proper position based on the 3D Anatomy of the patient obtained in a CBCT scan. Since surgical guides are created using imaging software and a patient’s CBCT, there is a delay of at least 7 – 10 days, as the surgical guide is being fabricated by a 3rd party manufacturer. Once the surgical guide is delivered to the office from the fabricator, the patient can proceed with surgery. The surgical guide is custom made to fit over thee patient’s existing teeth or jaw and helps guide the subsequent surgical instruments and the actual implant itself to the proper position. The surgical guide removes much of the guesswork that is involved with free-hand dental implant surgery.
However, surgical guides are not without drawbacks. Once a surgical guide has been fabricated by the manufacturer, it does not allow the surgeon to make any changes to their implant plan during surgery. On some rare occasion some surgical guides may not fit properly because of the natural shifting of the teeth or if there are any error in the fabrication process. Lastly, surgical guides may not work well when performing implant surgery in harder to reach areas, such as replacing teeth all the way in the back portion of the mouth (molar areas).
Robotic-Assisted Dental Implant Surgery
YOMI is a groundbreaking new alternative to traditional implant surgical techniques. Utilizing haptic feedback, YOMI simultaneously guides dental surgeons during surgery while allowing them to maintain full control throughout the process. YOMI takes your surgeon’s skill and augments it to another level using the power of robotic surgery. This is the same technology that has been used for more than a decade in medicine for orthopedic surgery to perform knee and hip replacement. The YOMI robot uses the data from the patient’s CBCT to guide the implant into the most optimal position.
YOMI provides assistance to the surgeon in planning and placing your implants using proprietary software. This helps your surgeon place your implant with greater confidence and precision. YOMI allows your surgeon to seamlessly update your surgical plan if needed, during the surgery – meaning it is possible to change the position of the implant mid-surgery (this is not possible with surgical guides). YOMI also allows for less invasive dental implant surgery without the need for incision, by placing the implant using “flawless surgery”. The result is a faster healing and a smoother recovery process treatment process for the patient.
Most importantly, YOMI was recently cleared for patients with no teeth at all! This allows us to perform the “All-on-4” procedures on patient that have been wearing denture for many years. This is a procedure where at least 4 or more implants are placed in jaw in order to provide the patient with a permanent bridge in the mouth that does not need to be removed like a denture.
What Can I Expect With Yomi Robot-Assisted Surgery?
If you are a candidate for YOMI, your surgical team will create a custom treatment plan using YOMI software. All we need is a CBCT to design a personal treatment plan for your needs.
YOMI Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery is the first and only robot cleared by the FDA in the United States as a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both the planning (pre-operative) and the surgical (intra-operative) phases of dental implantation surgery.
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