Automated Dental Implants: A Game Changer For Implant Dentistry
Surgical procedures in every discipline of medical science have been witnessing the advancements in technology and have used robotic assistance as a helping hand in most of the surgical procedures.
A Robot dentist in China Last year successfully installed two dental implants for a woman making it supposedly world’s first fully automated dental implant surgery. Human doctors were supervising the whole process but did not actively intervene. This marked a new age of autonomous robotic surgery and opened new possibilities in technology for oral Implantology. So are Robots the future of Dentistry? Let’s have a look at the recent developments and then have our say.
With unmatched precision and ability to work without fatigue, robots are one of the most useful inventions of the Human race. The necessary technologies are being developed and experimented with, which would help build robots that can be used in dentistry. Recently, Neocis, a company based in Miami, Florida, got FDA clearance to introduce Yomi, the first robotically assisted dental surgical system. The software present in Yomi is used to plan a procedure on a patient based on the patient’s CT scan. The robot continuously tracks the patient and controls the direction of the drill in real time. The software present in Yomis allows for quick changes in the planned procedure if necessary which differentiates it from surgical guides that are often pre-made for the patient ahead of time. The technology guarantees that the physician is always aware of the slightest changes and does not stray away from the location, depth and orientation of the planned procedure while still being in charge of the actual process. One of the biggest benefits is that since there are no guides involved, the working view for the physician is no as obstructed.
Outside dentistry, AI and robots have already been used to successfully complete brain surgeries and operate inside human eye.Although the present day robots may still need our help in getting started and require our presence alongside them, it’s just a matter of time before we can simply relax and let the machines do all the work.