When speaking of implants without surgery, we are talking about
computer-guided surgical procedures. All these systems use a
previously prepared template upon which the implants must be
adapted and which enables us to insert them without having to
open up the gum or provide stitches. Logically, the intervention
appears to be simpler, but the slightest variation in the position
of the mouth on the template could cause problems which are
complicated to resolve and, therefore, it is not a risk-free system.
The weak point of these systems is that the expert surgeon does
not need them, and those professionals with less experience
in surgery may be defeated by their complicated handling. On
the other hand, speaking of minimally invasive surgery
as opposed to conventional surgery is very debatable given that
in any surgical procedure one always seeks to ensure the
minimum level of intervention possible in order to achieve the
desired therapeutic result with minimum discomfort and
minimum undesirable effects for the patient.
However, there are cases in which the conditions are so favourable
that computer-guided surgery is a magnificent option.
The key lies in arriving at a good diagnosis in order to plan the
most appropriate type of intervention in each case.
Dr. David González