WCOI-AAID International Podium
Digital technology has greatly advanced and has been introduced in dental care. This has promoted implant treatment using digital dentistry, which should be comfortable and safe. To implement this in a clinical setting, it is important to construct a flow of implant treatment with the following series.
This lecture focuses on computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery (guided surgery), the literature and discussion of its advantages and points of caution, and commentary on actual cases ranging from a single tooth defect to an edentulous jaw. Computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery includes a static guided surgery and a dynamic navigation surgery, and the speaker has been clinically applying it since 1996. An accurate and safe implant insertion without incisions (small incisions) in a short time can be performed based on the accuracy of the jawbone information and thorough treatment planning on a computer. In recent years, surgical accuracy has been dramatically improved by matching the CT data (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) and optical impression data (Standard Tessellation Language) of the jaws. This is advantageous to both the patient and dentist, and the physical and mental burden is greatly reduced. According to a systematic review of guided surgeries, the survival rate of implants after one year is as high as 97.3%, and the occurrence of complications is low.
This lecture also refers to the future prospects in digital dentistry, such as examination and diagnosis of the maxillofacial region using the jaw and facial soft tissue information acquired from CT, occlusal and jaw movement examination using a virtual articulator, and operation assistance in 3D space using virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.