Dr. Hawryluk performs BioHorizons guided implant surgery which is a highly predictable and successful technique for implant placement. Patients often find the recovery and the actual appointment for placing the implants much better than they expected. The key to this technique is the detailed planning that Dr. Hawryluk does prior to placement in conjunction with the radiologist. Guided implant surgery is especially helpful in areas where there is minimal bone available, multiple implants are to be placed, and circumstances where there are issues with proximity to nerves in the jaw. These situations can be carefully planned for implant placement with the BioHorizons Guided implant protocol.
The first step in this process is to meet with you and decide if an implant solution is best for your needs. Dr. Hawryluk will assess whether a guided implant approach will work in your situation. One of the variables will be whether or not there is adequate vertical space in your mouth available to accommodate the surgical guide and related components. If there are not conventional implant techniques may still be available.
After the initial assessment is complete Dr. Hawryluk will order a CT scan. We will inform the radiology center that a guided surgery approach is being considered and they will scan all the indicated areas with this in mind. In particular, they will also scan the teeth opposing the implant area so that the eventual implants can be planned in such a way that they line up ideally as possible with your opposing teeth.
In about 2-3 weeks following your CT scan, the results will be ready and Dr. Hawryluk will review the CT scan findings. At this point, an accurate estimate for the implant procedure can be made. We will make a time for the doctor to review the implant procedure with you.
If you elect to proceed with the implant placement Dr.Hawryluk will then have an online planning session with the radiology center to decide on the position of your dental implants. Upon completion of the meeting, the radiology center will fabricate a surgical guide using the virtual treatment plan and BioHorizons master cylinders and pilot sleeves. In addition, a detailed patient-specific surgical protocol is generated by the radiology center for Dr. Hawryluk to follow. This implant guide typically takes the radiology center about a week to make.
Finally you are now ready to book your appointmentclick here to have your implants placed by the most precise and advanced method possible. Dr. Hawryluk will use the surgical guide and the BioHorizons guided surgery kit while following the carefully planned surgical protocol.