Alabama Oral and Facial Surgery are excited to now offer the first Robotic-Assisted Dental Implant Surgery in the State. The Yomi Robot is now changing dental implant dentistry as the first robotic guidance system for dental surgery. It allows the oral surgeon to gain a level of unprecedented accuracy and give the patient the best quality dental implant. See more about this robotic assistant and watch the doctors use the Yomi below.
One of the reasons that we invested in the YOMI technology is because there have been many cases during my oral surgical career where implants have been needed, yet we weren’t able to strategically place them without this robot-assisted technology. The YOMI robot is the first truly robot-assisted implant placement technology in the country, and we’re fortunate to have the first one in Alabama and several surrounding states.
What are some of the advantages?
One other question we get is what are some of the advantages of having a robot. From a patient’s perspective, one of the great things about it is it’s minimally invasive so it’s less invasive than a traditional implant surgery. The other thing is it’s very precise.
- We can plan the surgery ahead of time.
- We know exactly where the implant is going to be.
- We know where all the anatomical structures are and where everything is.
- We can avoid nerves.
- We can avoid the sinuses
Also we start from the crown down as they say. You actually start with the end in mind and we can map out what we think the final restoration the dentist is going to make looks like, and then we create the optimal place for the implant.
What technologies does it use?
One of the other reasons that we decided Yomi was a good investment for our practice is it combines several of the later technologies in dentistry that we’ve been able to offer. 3D CT’s implants and guided implant surgery kind of melded together into one package.
How does the new technology help the patient?
Now, rather than having to come in and get a good guide printed or sent off and scanned we can take the C.T. scans which have been used for years in dentistry for accuracy. Implants have been around 40 plus years and a very proven and shown to be the best restoration in dentistry superior to crowns, bridges, and root canals. We then introduce that with the robotics, the guided surgery, and rather waiting weeks to have a guided surgery, we can do it in a matter of minutes or hours. So patients get better experience quicker, and it’s very precise, very accurate, and minimally invasive. The dentist can get a perfect placement so they give the patient a final restoration that would be superior to anything that can be done free handed.