The advantages of immediate dental implants and YOMI robotic technology

Dr. Chris Rothman, a partner with HighFive Healthcare, describes how YOMI robotic technology has brought an unprecedented level of precision and predictability to his implant procedures.

Dr. Chris Rothman talks about improving efficiency and precision in implant placement

Over the past decade, dental implant technology has advanced significantly, improving oral health and dental procedures. One of the latest breakthroughs making an impact in my own practice is the use of YOMI robotic technology in combination with dental implants for immediate placement after tooth extraction. This new approach is enhancing patient experience, improving treatment outcomes, and promoting overall oral health.

Traditionally, dental implants required multiple steps, including tooth extraction, implant placement, and a waiting period for osseointegration. However, it’s now possible to streamline the process and provide same-day tooth replacement in certain cases. Education and access to new technology is critical to ensuring the best possible patient care and outcomes. As a partner with HighFive Healthcare, a collaborative group of practices across the country, we are fully supported to make these clinical decisions concerning patient care and enabled to access the newest technologies available.

With the YOMI robot’s precise movements, I can more accurately position the dental implant during surgery, ensuring optimal alignment and stability. This means my patients can leave the office with an implant and possibly a crown on the same day as their extraction, reducing the timeline and surgical procedures.

Bone preservation

The loss of a tooth can lead to the degradation of the underlying bone over time due to lack of stimulation. While traditional dental implants mitigate this concern by promoting osseointegration, the process still involves some bone loss during the waiting period. Placing the implant immediately following tooth extraction ensures that the bone receives the necessary stimulation to maintain its volume and density, effectively preserving the overall bone structure. Utilizing this proactive approach contributes to long-term oral health of my patients by preventing bone resorption and subsequent changes in facial appearance.

Enhanced precision

The YOMI robotic technology has revolutionized dental implant surgery by introducing an unprecedented level of precision and predictability. The robot assists me in real-time, adhering to the predetermined treatment plan with sub-millimeter accuracy, reducing human error. This ensures that the implant is placed in the optimal position for function and esthetics, reducing the risk of complications, such as nerve injury or sinus perforation. My patients benefit from a more comfortable and efficient procedure, as well as greater peace of mind, knowing that their treatment is guided by state-of-the-art technology.

Improved patient experience

Dental procedures can be pretty stressful for patients. By reducing the number of visits and shortening the treatment timeline, my patients experience less disruption to their daily lives. Additionally, the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, enhanced by robotic precision, leads to reduced postoperative discomfort and faster recovery times. It’s a combination that leaves everyone smiling.

A healthy future

The combination of dental implants and robotic technology for immediate implant placement is a significant leap forward in modern dentistry. This approach addresses functional and esthetic needs while also offering long-term benefits by preserving bone and improving overall treatment outcomes. I’m confident technology will continue to shape the field of dentistry, and my patients can look forward to more efficient, precise, and patient-centric procedures that enhance their oral health and their quality of life.

Read more about FDA-cleared YOMI robotic technology in this article, “The dawn of the robotic era in dentistry,” at: https://implantpracticeus.com/the-dawn-of-the-robotic-era-in-dentistry/.

Christopher M. Rothman, DDS, is a founder of Alabama Oral and Facial Surgery and a HighFive Healthcare Board Member. He received his degrees from the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He performed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospital at the University of Cincinnati. He served as National Chairman of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Residents Organization, is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

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