Guided dental implant surgery: A revolution in dentistry

Guided dental implant surgery is transforming smiles with a precision that was hard to imagine just a few years ago. This revolutionary technique in dentistry achieves unique results in record time. If you are considering dental implants, at Medident we want to explain how this new procedure can be the solution you were looking for.

In this article we are going to tell you what dental implants with guided surgery are, what the process is like and what advantages this technique offers compared to traditional surgery. Read on!

What is guided surgery for dental implants?

Guided surgery for dental implants is an advanced technique that allows us to place implants with a precision that was unthinkable until now. If you have been told that you need an implant, pay attention because this option transforms the whole implant placement process into a more predictable, faster and, above all, more comfortable procedure for you.

Definition and objectives

The guided surgery technique in implant dentistry involves using digital imaging and planning software to create a 3D model of your mouth. This allows us to see exactly where the implant should be placed, taking into account bone structure, the location of nerves and other important tissues. The main objectives are:

  • Improve the accuracy of implant placement, ensuring they integrate perfectly with your anatomy.
  • Reduce the risk of complications during and after surgery.
  • Minimise pain and accelerate the postoperative healing process.
  • Provide superior aesthetic and functional results.

Technology behind guided surgery

Guided implant surgery relies on several cutting-edge technologies:

  • 3D scanning: A three-dimensional scan of your mouth is performed to obtain an accurate image of your teeth, gums and bones.
  • Planning software: Using the images obtained, specialised software is used to simulate the surgery and plan the exact placement of the implants.
  • Customised surgical splints: Based on the planning, a customised surgical splint is produced.

This tool guides the surgeon during the operation, ensuring that the implants are placed exactly in the planned position.

The use of these technologies

Guided dental implant surgery is not just a technological advance, it’s a change that puts your needs and comfort at the centre of the process. Let’s see how this modern approach can make a difference to your patient experience:

Accuracy and predictability

Can you imagine knowing in advance how your smile will look after a dental implant? That’s precisely what guided implant surgery offers you.

By planning every detail before surgery, we eliminate surprises, ensuring that the final result is just what you expected. This means less worry for you and the assurance that your treatment will run its planned course.

Reduced surgical time

Thanks to precision planning, guided surgeries are often faster than traditional methods. This not only makes your visit shorter, but also reduces the stress and anxiety that can sometimes accompany longer dental procedures.

Improved post-operative recovery

As a less invasive procedure, with more precise cuts and less damage to surrounding tissues, your body can heal more quickly. This means less pain after surgery, a reduced need for pain medication and, in many cases, a quicker return to your daily activities.

The guided surgery process step by step

We dental professionals know that many of you patients feel fear or discomfort when you come to visit us. For this reason, at Medident we want to explain to you step by step what the application of computer-guided dental implants consists of.

Knowing the process will surely give you some peace of mind, but we are also available for you to call us and ask any questions you may have after reading this article. Let’s get started!

Initial assessment and 3D planning

The first thing is to get to know you, to understand your particular situation and what you expect from the treatment.

During this initial stage, we perform a 3D scan of your mouth. This technology not only helps us to clearly see every detail of your tooth and bone structure, but also allows us to simulate the procedure before it happens.

It’s like building a blueprint of your future smile. With this data, we plan precisely where we will place the implants, ensuring that they fit your anatomy perfectly.

Creating the surgical guide

After planning, we design a customised surgical guide for your mouth, based on the 3D scans.

This guide is actually a template that fits perfectly in your mouth during surgery. It tells us where and how to place the implants precisely, following the plan we made together. It’s like having a map that takes us straight to the exact spot, ensuring that everything goes according to plan.

The operation: How is it performed?

When it’s time for the guided implant surgery, we use the guide we have prepared to place the implants. This step is much simpler than it sounds, thanks to all the preparation beforehand.

The guide allows us to make precise incisions and place the implants exactly where they need to go. This makes the process quick, with less discomfort for you and a faster recovery. We strive to make sure you feel as little discomfort as possible so you can get back to your normal life as soon as possible.

Comparison: Guided Surgery vs. Traditional Surgery

When considering a dental implant treatment you have two options, to undergo a traditional implant surgery or the new technique of guided surgery that not all clinics have implemented.

And this is where we want to explain why you should choose us and why you should choose this procedure.

Why choose guided surgery?

At Medident we opted for guided surgery in dental implants for several reasons that we believe make a big difference not only in the outcome, but in how you feel throughout the process:

  • Improved Accuracy: We rely on 3D planning technology to know exactly where to place each implant before we begin. Unlike traditional surgery, where decisions have to be made on the spot, we already have a detailed map thanks to this technology.
  • Less invasive: By having that clear map, we can make smaller and more precise incisions. This is something we really appreciate because it means less discomfort for you and an easier recovery process.
  • Faster Recovery: With less impact on your tissues during surgery, your body can heal faster. This means you can get back to your normal life in less time.
  • Predictable Results: This is perhaps the part we’re most excited about – we can show you what your smile will look like before you even start treatment! That predictability gives us all a lot of confidence and peace of mind.
  • Your Experience: Knowing that your procedure is fully planned with the latest technology will give you peace of mind. We want you to feel secure and confident in the process and in us.

Choosing guided surgery for dental implants is choosing a clear path to the smile you want, with the knowledge that every step is carefully planned. We care about your experience as much as the end result, and we believe this is the best way to take care of you.

The future of guided surgery in dentistry

Innovations and current trends

Innovations in implant-guided surgery do not stand still. Every day, technology is becoming more sophisticated, allowing us to perform more complex procedures with even greater precision.

We’re seeing more advanced surgical guide materials that offer greater strength and better fit, and planning software that gives us clearer and more detailed images of your dental anatomy.

All of this translates into more efficient treatments, more aesthetic results and, of course, a more pleasant experience for you.

The role of artificial intelligence and robotics

And this is where things get even more interesting. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are starting to play a key role in dentistry, especially in guided surgery.

AI is helping us to analyse dental images with accuracy beyond what is humanly possible, identifying the best sites for implants and anticipating potential complications before they occur.

On the other hand, robotics is entering the operating theatre, assisting us in performing surgeries. These robots, designed specifically for dentistry, can perform movements with millimetre precision, guided by the plans that we, together with you, have drawn up. This not only increases the safety and precision of the procedure, but also reduces the time you spend in our clinic.

How to choose a specialist in guided surgery

Do you need dental implants and don’t know which clinic to go to? This is the most important step, as your experience and results will depend on the professionals you choose, but how do you decide? Here are some tips:

Criteria and recommendations

  • Experience and Specialisation: Look for a specialist who not only has experience in dental implants, but also specialises in guided surgery. Ask about their training in this specific area and how many such procedures they have performed.
  • Advanced technology: Make sure the clinic has access to the latest 3D scanning and guided surgery planning technology. This is very important for the accuracy and success of your treatment.
  • Case Studies: Ask to see examples or case studies of previous patients. Many specialists are proud to showcase their work and this can give you a good idea of the results you can expect.
  • Patient Reviews: Seek out opinions or testimonials from other patients. The experiences of others can give you a clearer picture of what to expect in terms of care and results.
  • Clear communication: The specialist you choose should be able to explain the entire process clearly and answer all your questions. Feeling comfortable and understood is a must.

What to expect at your first consultation

If you choose us, at Medident you will find a team that is fully dedicated to listening to you and will explain in detail what you will experience during the entire guided dental implant surgery process. This is what you can expect when you enter our centre:

  • A warm welcome: Our team will greet you with warmth and affection, ready to get to know you and understand your needs and desires. We want you to feel at home, knowing that you are in good hands.
  • Detailed assessment: We will carry out a full examination of your oral health, including state-of-the-art 3D scans. This will allow us to see precisely what’s going on in your mouth and plan the most appropriate treatment for you.
  • Goal conversation: This is your opportunity to tell us what you would like your smile to look like. Your expectations are important to us, and we want to make sure that the treatment plan aligns perfectly with your wishes.
  • Clear explanation of the process: We will explain in detail how guided dental implant surgery works, what technologies we use and how these advances make the procedure safer and more efficient. We want you to have all the information you need to feel confident and prepared.
  • Personalised treatment plan: Based on what we have discussed together, we will present a personalised treatment plan. This plan will include the specific steps of your procedure, expected recovery times and budget.
  • Space for your questions: We understand that you may have many questions, and we want to answer them all. Our priority is that you leave your first consultation feeling confident and excited about the next step.


If you’re ready to take the step towards the smile you want, make your appointment today! You can schedule an initial consultation with our team and ask us any questions you may have about guided implant surgery. Trust Medident and discover what we can achieve together.



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