DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT “WITH OUR EYES CLOSED”
What is now defined as 3D Computer Guided Implantology (using the software SIMPLANT) is a combination of 3D computed tomography analysis and 3D printing. Today, the pivotal role of the computer for the planning of such specialized surgeries is reinforced by the utilization of prosthesis & dental software for the final restoration, such as CAD & CAM (Computer-Aided Design & Computer-Aided Manufacturing). Thanks to this technology, the patient is given the opportunity to understand in advance all stages of the study, the planning as well as the final result of their prosthesis restoration. The method is safe, quick and also less costly in the short run .
The advantages that 3D Computer Guided Implantology offers in the placement of Dental Implants are significant, as it allows for very high accuracy in the design and implementation of the treatment, minimal bleeding, shorter length of procedure and milder postoperative pain.
Precisely because of these advantages, this is the ideal method of placing dental implants in the jaws with safety, speed and an absolutely predictable result.
Doctor Sourmelis is the first Greek doctor to place implants in 2006 using computer software for 3D digital design (Computer Guided Implantology – SIMPLANT) introducing this method in the everyday dental practice, a technique he continues to apply today.