A Chinese woman recently had a dental implant placed by a robot with a pre-programmed procedure. Human doctors were right there to make sure everything went well, but they didn’t participate.
The implant was placed accurately.
We’re now a huge step closer to automated dental surgery in America thanks to a new system.
Yomi is the robotic dental surgery assistant now FDA-approved for use in the United States.
This system isn’t meant to take the control right out of the dentists’ hands, however. Yomi helps to make their own work more precise.
Until recently, traditional implant placement meant that a surgeon had to make a map of a patient’s mouth and then operate based what he or she saw in the images.
Computer-assisted 3D virtual surgery planning has helped a lot. But it’s still up to the doctor to look at the plan and then estimate the correct angle and depth in the gums for placing the implant.
Yomi creates a 3D image of the patient’s mouth with a CAT scan. This image can be manipulated throughout the procedure. Best of all, Yomi’s surgical arm is linked with the image like a car can be linked to a GPS. So during the surgery it ensures that the drill only moves at the angle and depth originally planned.
Yomi allows for the treatment plan to change as needed, and the surgeon is always in control of the machine.
It’s fascinating to see how implant surgery is getting faster, more accurate, and less-invasive.
Contact your local dental office to find out more about the advances being made in dental implant technology. A consultation will reveal whether an implant is right for you.
Posted on behalf of:
Precision Digital Dentistry
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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