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Tampa Bay Dental Welcomes Navident: 3D Visual Guidance

2 Dentists working on a patient

Most precise way to place dental implants with Dynamic Navigation technology

Tampa Bay Dental Implants and Periodontics, established in 2008, by Dr. Robert J. Yu, is always seeking to implement the latest in modern technology in every area of its facility. Dr. Yu is now proud to be a part of Navident, the newest dynamic navigation for dental implantation. In October 2019, Dr. Yu had the privilege of being the first to perform this type of surgery in the West Coast of Florida. What makes Navident so unique is it uses a CBCT image as a map, which guides surgeons just as if they were using a GPS system of the road.

The patient wears a monitoring cap which gives a live visual on a screen, allowing the surgeon to view his tools as they are guided through the patient’s jaw. By knowing anatomical locations at all times, the procedure is less invasive for the patient while also increasing overall accuracy. The Dynamic Navigation technology gives the ability to place the implants three times more accurately than typical freehand.

For patients who are allergic or sensitive to metal or those that prefer to practice a more holistic way of living, Tampa Bay Dental offers ceramic Implants. In the interest of providing patients with the best quality, Dr. Yu uses both the CeraRoot and Straumann Pure Implant systems.  Both companies are global leaders in metal-free, holistic and esthetic implant dentistry. Ceramic Implants are highly biocompatible with the human body, and high-impact ceramic implants provide a viable alternative to metal (titanium) implants.

Location: 6700 Crosswinds Dr., Ste. 200-B, St. Petersburg. For more information and consultation, call 727-384-9122, visit and follow them on social media: FB, /tbperio, IG, /tampaimplantdoc.