Can I use Guided Surgical Drills when placing the implant freehand ?

I will be buying the Biohorizons Guided Surgery kit. I wanted to know from the experienced members whether it can be used while placing the implants freehand? What will be the difficulties, if any?

8 thoughts on “Can I use Guided Surgical Drills when placing the implant freehand ?

  1. implant guy says:

    what do you mean? use the guide to drill, then remove the guide, then place the implants?

    • Doc says:

      The length of the drills impedes placement in posterior regions for many. Unless experienced with implant placement, when you use a 17mm long implant drill, many will lose space orientation and increase in difficulty handling the handpiece and drill while maintaining free hand precision of placement.

  2. Paul says:

    The only difference in guided drills is the part that fits the bushing in the guide and also provides a stop to the desired length of the osteotomy. A drill is a drill is a drill

  3. Dr. Mario says:

    I have just looked at the Biohorizons guided surgical kit, I don’t see any problem to be used without the guide. The only potential issue would be that the drills are very long, the shortest is 17 mm. Therefore someone who can’t open mouth wide may not be enough room to work.

  4. Doug says:

    Yes you can. As Paul said, “A drill is a drill is a drill”. Only negative is the length of the drill. Otherwise, it is easy to use in the anterior.


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