Is Digital Guided Implant Surgery Accurate and Reliable?

Firas Al Yafi, Brittany Camenisch, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh

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    The digital workflow for computer-aided implant surgery includes a range of steps leading to generation of a prosthetically driven, 3-dimensional virtual plan, which is transitioned into the patient's mouth by the surgical guide and protocol. Guided implant surgery is believed to be accurate and reliable compared with free-handed implant surgery. However, deviation between implant virtual plan and implant real position may occur as a result of accumulated errors throughout the digital workflow. This article reviews the digital workflow of static computer-aided implant surgery. Factors that may affect the accuracy and clinical outcome of the guided surgery are also reviewed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)381-397
    Number of pages17
    JournalDental Clinics of North America
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jul 2019

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    • Accuracy
    • Computer-aided surgery
    • Computer-assisted surgery
    • Dental implants
    • Digital workflow
    • Implant-guided surgery
    • Virtual plan

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Dentistry


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