Cosmetic and general dentists are good at what they do. They provide a range of services, such as fillings, teeth whitening, dentures, and dental implants, and know what it takes to give a patient the best care possible.
However, that doesn’t mean that technology doesn’t play a part. Like a dog is man’s best friend, a robot is a dentist’s. Read on to learn how robotic technology could influence your dental implant procedure.
A Miami, Florida-based company known as Neocis announced in January 2020 that its Yomi robotics system had successfully performed over 1,000 dental implant procedures in 2019. You read that right – a robot performed the procedures.
The Yomi is not just any robot; it’s a unique computerised navigational system that can help with pre-operative and intra-operative dental implant surgery. With the help of haptic robotic technology, it can work within the parameters laid out for the drill’s position, its depth, and orientation. By doing so, it can offer full surgical site visualisation.
When Neocis’ new robot gained FDA clearance in early 2017, it became the first device of its kind. Such was its advancement that the company was even able to raise $30 million to bring it into the commercial market.