The Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI) reported a new study that confirms the accuracy of placing dental implants using the industry-leading X-Guide™ dynamic 3D navigation system.
The model-based study appearing in JOI (the official publication of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry) was used to determine the accuracy of placing dental implants using the X-Guide™ dynamic navigation system. The study focused on measurements of the overall accuracy of implant placement relative to the virtual plan. It also compared accuracy of static guides, implants placed freehand, as well as other navigation systems on the market. The results show that the 3D angular accuracy of the X-Guide™ system is approximately 11 times better than freehand, and 2D lateral positional accuracy is approximately 8 times better than freehand.
The X-Guide™ system by X-Nav Technologies is a dynamic navigation surgical system that gives the ability to achieve more accurate placement of implants, right in your office. Interactive, turn-by-turn guidance during live surgery gives the ability to control the exact POSITION, ANGLE, and DEPTH — like a GPS for your handpiece.
Dynamic navigation and static guides
The authors also stated, while both static and dynamic image navigation are highly accurate, dynamic navigation systems have the following advantages:
- The patient can be scanned, planned, and undergo surgery on the same day.
- The plans can be altered during surgery when clinical situations dictate a change.
- The entire field can be visualized at all times.
- Accuracy can be verified at all times.
Further clinical indications of dynamically guided systems include:
- Limited mouth opening
- Tight interdental spaces that preclude the use of guidance tubes in CAD/CAM guides
- Distal implants (i.e., second molars) that are precluded from CAD/CAM static guides by prolongation height
- The inability to take impressions due to hyper-exaggerated gag reflex
Increased accuracy is immediate and in-office
In addition to the X-Guide system’s robust implant planning software, surgeons are also excited to bring navigation technology into the dental office. Increased accuracy is now immediate. Same-day guided surgery can be a reality for more surgeons and patients. There are no additional processing or shipping delays that are common in the static guide process — and it’s a fraction of the cost of traditional guides.
With the X-Guide’s patented technology, learning and integrating navigation technology is easy. It is important to note that with this system, the surgeon concentrates on a single target to assist in precisely guiding the implant. The result — consistently achieve a more desirable functional and esthetic outcome.
Lately, the X-Guide system has gathered a lot of attention as the industry-leading navigation system among surgeons, key opinion leaders, speakers, dental journals, and associations. It’s safe to say that the implant industry has eagerly embraced the X-Guide navigation system as “the next big thing.”
According to X-Nav Technologies, surgeons have navigated over 7,500 dental implants using the X-Guide dynamic 3D navigation system.
Surgeons using X-Guide navigation like that they can offer their patients minimally invasive and accurate surgery, while referring dentists appreciate that navigated implant placement offers them better restorative accuracy. Another benefit to surgeons using this technology is the potential for decreased neck and back pain due to the improved surgical position ergonomics.
Here is what actual surgeons using X-Guide navigation have to say:
“My first surgical experience with live navigation was not only relaxing but enjoyable and stress-free.” — Dr. Jennifer Houck, Rock Hill, South Carolina
“We are thrilled to finally have the X-Guide navigation system! The entire experience from purchase to implementation has been easy and fun. I couldn’t be more pleased.” — Dr. Aaron Quitmeyer, Harrisonburg, Virginia
“This system helps me to more accurately place multiple implants in better positions for my referrals.” — Dr. Mark Fagan, San Jose, California
“The X-Guide has taken my practice to the next level in implant surgery. Not only does it allow precise surgery, it also gives valuable information to explain to patients what is needed.” — Dr. Gregory McGee, Albuquerque, New Mexico
“The wonderful thing about dynamic guidance and the X-Guide is that the intraoperative plan can be changed to adjust depth relative to clinical decisions that need to be made as far as soft tissue height and thickness during surgery — this is not possible with static guides.”
— Dr. Robert Emery, Washington, DC
This information was provided by X-Nav Technologies.