Using a virtual 3-D model or a physical model, implant placements can be simulated to create the ideal patient treatment plan. These virtual plans allow Dr. Gordon to take multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration into consideration, resulting in optimal aesthetics, function and longevity for the patient’s final restoration. Working with a 3-D model also allows patients to better understand the planned procedures and visualize the end result.
Once planning is complete, specialized software can be used to create a surgical guide that will used during implant placement. This guide directs the exact location, angle and depth of the implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency and safety and predictability of the procedure.