X-Guide 3D Dynamic Navigation
At Pinnacle Peak Oral Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ we are always focusing on the latest proven technology to simplify surgical procedures. This not only gives our patients a better experience, but provides a better result. The X-Guide dynamic 3D Navigation system gives us a real advantage when we are performing dental implant surgery, allowing us to place implants with real-time feedback during your surgery.
Before the X-Guide, dental implant placement was carefully planned using various technologies such as cone beam 3D imaging systems or CBCT. Once a plan was developed for implant location and placement, the clinician would surgically place the implant according to the plan. However, as with any surgery, there exists the possibility for some variation between perfect placement and the actual placement. While this current process almost always yield excellent results, X-Guide allows clinicians to do an even better job with accuracy and placement by giving real-time feedback during the surgery. To be clear, X-guide does not replace technologies such as cone beams (CBCT), but it compliments them to give the clinician even more technology options to improve patient outcomes.
The X-guide works together with your 3D cone beam image to give us a live video overlay not only of your jawbone and teeth, but our drilling tools in relation to them. The X-Guide shows us the exact angle, depth, and placement of every action we take in your mouth in real time. This gives us the ability to greater control the placement of every implant procedure we perform. This is similar to the way medical neurosurgery has been done for many years.
Implant placement outcomes are better with the X-Guide, giving us a higher implant success rate, and happier patients. Even the recovery process can potentially benefit from the X-Guide system. Patients who have implants placed using the X-Guide system my in some cases achieve faster and smoother recovery results than those who have no surgical guide.
For further reading and links to the studies that have compared X-Guide to freehand surgery are below.