New Technology Adds Absolute Implant Precision

October 1, 2019

Lakeside Center for Implant Dentistry has become one of only a few implantologists in Michigan to offer a revolutionary new surgical system for implant procedures. X-Guide™ from X-Nav Technologies is a surgical system that extends a dentist’s capabilities for simplified, more accurate dental implant procedures. X-Guide boasts dynamic 3D navigation featuring interactive, turn-by-turn guidance allowing a skilled implantologist, like Dr. Robinson, the ability to improve precision and accuracy of implant position, angle and depth. X-Nav expedites an integral surgical process by helping monitor, in real-time, instrument position and depth to exactly match an implantogist’s already virtually placed implant.

According to Dr. Robinson, “The new technology allows us to confidently transfer 3D treatment plans to our patients, making same-day guided surgery just a fraction of the cost of traditional guides. This addition to our surgical arsenal provides us with interactive, turn-by-turn guidance improving every movement during osteotomy and implant delivery for more exact implant placement – like GPS for the drill. The results for our patients mean more consistently desirable, functional and aesthetic outcomes to their implant procedures. Thanks to this new technology, we can now do what previously could not be done.”

Dr. Robinson and his team will use the robust X-Guide implant planning software to develop all factors for the ideal implant location. The new technology is designed to provide dentists with the ability to accurately visualize the placement of virtual teeth for better aesthetic planning and precise placement. It also makes same-day surgery a reality for patients at a fraction of the cost of traditional guides. Yet another cost and time-saving benefit that Lakeside Center provides for its patients.

A study conducted by the manufacturer evaluated results from 478 patients involving 714 implants, yielding data on differences in measurements indicating significantly less deviation from the virtual plan using this new navigation capability. The research concluded accuracy and precision for implant placement was achieved as a result of the technology’s dynamic navigation.

Lakeside Center for Implant Dentistry is Michigan’s premier minimally invasive dental implant provider, a complete dental health office offering complex dental services including full mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry and family dentistry. Dr. Robinson is a pioneer in minimally invasive implant surgical procedures and has spoken and taught nationally and internationally on the topic.