In Osseo News back in 2008 it was predicted that: “By 2012 nearly 25% of dental implants placed will take advantage of some form of guided surgery technology.” in 2019 it is estimated the actual number is around 2.7%
Why so few guided implant cases.
- Too many non dental professional tasks.
- Complicated software systems
- Time consuming
- Implant brand dependance
At our scanning centre we’ve tried all the other guided systems on the market. While they all work are most of the time they can improve accuracy compared to free hand they are complicated and time consuming. Open up the software on the other systems and it’s like looking at the cockpit of a 747, compared to SMART guide which is like a Tesla dashboard.