A major benefit for the patient is a decrease in postoperative symptoms such as swelling, bruising, and pain. When using a 3D surgical guide, the implant insertion can be carried out minimally invasive and thus less traumatic. There is no need for extended soft tissue incisions in order to visualize the bony surgical field because all the information of implant position is saved within the 3D surgical guide. Implants are inserted with exact precision as three-dimensionally planned into most suitable bony areas and the risk of damage of important anatomical structures in the vicinity is clearly decreased.
Another benefit is that sutures can be completely avoided and the whole surgical procedure can be carried out faster.