Frequently Asked Questions

CBCT-based static guides use a physical guide that is intended to guide the movement of the drill via metal “sleeves” incorporated into the stent, restricting the movement of the drill during the implant surgery. In comparison, Dynamic Surgical Guidance displays the drill position in relation to the patient CT scan in real-time during surgery, enabling accurate free-hand guided surgery. Both the planning time required and soft-tissue management techniques with Dynamic Surgical Guidance are similar to conventional free-hand surgery planned with CBCT data today.  Since you don’t have to rely on the manufacturing process associated with a static guide, you can scan, plan and complete surgery all in as little as one appointment.

The Inliant system preserves all the benefits of free-hand surgery, while displaying the drill position over patient’s CT scan during surgery – providing sub-millimeter accuracy resulting in accurate free-hand surgery. Unlike any other Dynamic Surgical Guidance system, Inliant does not attach anything to the handpiece and therefore, completely preserves ergonomics and tactile feedback.  There is no restriction to irrigation or soft tissue management and, it enhances long-term success of implant-supported restorations.

Yes, the Inliant technology enables accurate free-hand surgery. There is no restrictive static guide and nothing is attached to the handpiece, so the ergonomics and tactile feedback of free-hand surgery are completely preserved.

No. Inliant allows the clinician to utilize any flap design; using the same soft-tissue management techniques in free-hand surgery.

No.  We feel strongly that handpiece ergonomics and tactile feedback must not be compromised. Because of this, Inliant was designed so nothing is attached to the handpiece. The patented Inliant markers are laser etched directly onto the familiar handpiece during manufacturing therefore, both ergonomics and tactile feedback are unchanged.  

No. One of the key goals of the company is to NOT interrupt the surgery and to NOT add chair-time. Therefore, we designed Inliant to be calibration free. There is no calibration required when using Inliant.

The Inliant System is cart based and no renovation to the operatory is required. Setup is quick and is followed by training. NST will coordinate the site assessment and there will be no interruption to the clinic’s schedule.

No.  The clinician uses his/her preferred brand of implant, and follows whichever drilling sequence is required for optimal implant placement.

Absolutely, during the planning phase the implant platform, length and design of your preferred dental implant are entered.  A generic outline of an implant is superimposed onto the CBCT scan in the planning software, and the clinician moves the implant to the desired planned surgical location.

The planning time with Inliant is comparable to planning a conventional free-hand surgery with CBCT.

We expect Inliant to reduce chair-time since the system enables clinicians to see the drill position in real time during surgery.  No calibration is required with our patented motion tracking technology. Surgery is truly uninterrupted, avoiding delays due to calibrations and interim radiographs.

Every Inliant system includes setup, training and a comprehensive one-year warranty, which covers all software licenses and updates.

Should you have a question not found here, please contact us at info@navigatesurgical.com