Issues with Free-Hand Implant Placement
Guided surgery was developed to prevent implant placement errors
Guided Surgery versus Free-Hand
- Level of pre-surgical knowledge
- Preoperative planning vs intra-operative planning (trial and error)
- Constrained drill trajectory vs unconstrained
“Mrs. Jones – would you like me to know what I’m doing pre-surgically or figure it out while I’m doing your surgery?”
Patients feel more confident knowing that all planning was done pre-surgically.