Dynamic Navigation with X-Guide™
X-Guide™, a revolutionary system designed by X-NAV Technologies, extends beyond the capabilities of a standard 3D CBCT scan. Cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT, is a specialized type of X-ray that provides enhanced information and 3D images. The June 2016 issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology states that “X-Guide navigated surgery is 10 times more accurate than freehand surgery.”
The X-Guide boosts dynamic navigation by providing turn-by-turn guidance, giving doctors the ability to improve the accuracy of dental implant placement. With this highly advanced system, doctors are able to know the precise position, angle, and depth for the implant. X-Guide features a live 360-degree view of the drill position, and the doctor can transfer 3D treatment plans to the patient with ease.
Benefits of X-Guide
This highly advanced technology offers many benefits to both the doctor and the patient:
- Elevated precision and control throughout the implant process
- Minimally invasive surgery, which results in less pain, faster recovery, and ideal functional and aesthetic results
- Same-day guided surgery can be a reality for more patients
- Minimizes complications and optimizes both doctor and patient time
How X-Guide Works With Dental Implant Procedures
3D CBCT imaging is essential to understanding patient cases and creating accurate treatment plans. However, X-Guide excels beyond the capabilities of standard CBCT scans. This technology is designed to consistently elevate precision and control in dental implant surgeries. It provides turn-by-turn guidance, which is helpful when avoiding nerves or other facial structures that would delay surgery or the healing process.
Your oral surgery journey will begin with a consultation. Here, your doctor will pre-plan the location of a dental implant based on your anatomy using advanced scanning software. Following a 3D view of your facial anatomy and a digital treatment plan, your doctor will make a small incision in your gum to place the dental implant post.
Learn more about the technology and process on X-NAV’s official website.
Get Started with X-Guide and Dental Implants Today
If you’re missing one or more teeth and are considering dental implants, please contact us for a consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Billings, MT, and Cody and Sheridan, WY. We look forward to helping you achieve your oral health goals, restore your confidence in your smile, and answer any questions you may have about dental implants or any of our other procedures.