The First Practice in Oklahoma to Use Yomi® Robotic Dental Surgery System
Developed by Neocis® technology, Yomi® is the first FDA-cleared robotically-guided dental implant surgery assistant. Yomi provides patients with a new level of care by giving doctors detailed information about your teeth and jaws. This helps your doctor create a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs.
How Does Yomi Work?
Yomi robotically guides your doctor’s hand to achieve that plan. We are the first oral surgery practice in Oklahoma to incorporate this state-of-the-art technology. Robotic assistance is becoming a standard of care in medicine and is used to help over 1 million patients each year. Yomi is the first and only system designed for robotic guidance for dental surgery in the United States.
Yomi uses haptic guidance to guide your oral surgeon to the correct position when placing your dental implant. Using a simple digital workflow, Yomi delivers real-time multi-sensory guidance, which your doctor can use to monitor nerve locations, facial structures, and more. Yomi does not replace your dental surgeon, but rather gives your surgeon helpful assistance.
First, your doctor will take scans of your face and mouth to create a highly detailed digital image. Using advanced software, your oral surgeon will calibrate the specifics of your procedure using information such as the location and type of implant, and input the exact angle and depth that is needed for the implant to be placed. Any other necessary procedures will be completed prior to your dental implant placement, such as tooth extraction or bone grafting.
During your procedure, your oral surgeon can freely move Yomi’s robotic arm. When the drill comes within a few millimeters of your mouth, Yomi will use visual and audio cues to guide it into the proper position. Your doctor is in control at all times and simply uses Yomi to guide his hand into the exact angle and location, resulting in a highly accurate procedure. Your surgeon can adjust the surgical plan at any time, allowing the doctor to be in full control. Yomi combines an oral surgeon’s clinical expertise with the remarkable benefits of robotic surgery.
Depending on the complexity of your procedure, you may undergo general anesthesia, IV sedation, or local anesthesia. We offer many anesthesia and sedation options so that our patients feel comfortable and at ease while in our care.
Benefits of Yomi
This advancement in dental technology allows doctors and patients to experience highly accurate and successful treatment. Other benefits of Yomi include:
Haptic guidance. Yomi provides physical cues to guide the oral surgeon’s hand to the precise angulation and location. Once in position, it maintains trajectory and prevents any deviation from the plan. Yomi tracks and follows patient movement. If the patient moves, so does Yomi.
Confident placement. When the drill reaches the planned depth in your jaw bone, Yomi provides your doctor with a hard stop to notify them that the desired depth has been achieved. This prevents any accidental striking of nerves or other facial features.
Minimally invasive. Yomi’s real-time visual guidance that is displayed on a monitor combined with its haptic guidance enables a minimally invasive approach, also referred to as a flapless approach.
Faster recovery. This technology enables your doctor to plan out every step of your procedure. This means the implant is placed in the precise location using a minimally invasive technique as opposed to the traditional way of creating an incision in your gum and peeling back a flap of tissue for your implant to be placed underneath.
Reduced risk of errors. Free-hand is the traditional technique used to place dental implants. In free-hand surgery, the doctor uses a handheld instrument and printed or milled surgical guides that show where the implant should go. Guides do not allow the surgeon to make changes to the surgical plan during the procedure, which may result in delays. Some surgical guides fit poorly and are difficult when working in hard-to-reach areas. Physical guides, like Yomi, allow for a less invasive, fully customizable surgical experience.
Efficient treatment. In some cases, Yomi allows your treatment to be completed in fewer visits due to the fully digital workflow, which can save you time and money.
Experience a New Level of Care
Our team at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma is excited to bring revolutionary dental technology to our patients. In addition to Yomi, we also use the technologically advanced i-CAT™ 3D scanner, which provides highly detailed images of your face and mouth. Yomi allows us to elevate our practice and bring a new level of care to all of our patients. We are a part of the future of dentistry and by utilizing robotic assistance, we can promote an environment of technologically advanced procedures and beautiful smiles.