Over the course of many years, computer guided implant technology has improved significantly. While many doctors still employ its use, freehand placement does not offer the accuracy and efficiency that computer guided surgery can. The once expensive and cumbersome guided systems of the past are being replaced by more streamlined and cost effective systems that offer more precise placement with increased safety.
By offering patients computer guided implant surgery, doctors are able to reduce their once high guided surgery costs while increasing their efficiency, accuracy and safety; thus, increasing the patient acceptance of such treatments. While there are some learned behaviors required in order to utilize this technology to its fullest, the resulting gains and increased surgical and prosthetic success are well worth the investment.