Implant placements can be done with or without an implant guide. Most of implant cases, 3D imaging is done to evaluate available bone volume and surrounding anatomical structures. If planned implant position is surrounded by enough bone and is in very safe zone, implant can be done without a surgical guide. However, when patient is receiving multiple implants and accuracy is critical, surgical guide can be fabricated from 3D radiographic imaging and clinical model/scan. Surgical guide helps to place implants more accurately in planned position in shorter surgery time.
At Burlington Smiles Dental, we have 3D radiograph imaging technology available and trained dentists that can produce the best possible outcome for patients.