Dental implants are the best option when needing to replace a missing tooth. In order to have a natural looking implant crown it is imperative to have the implant placed in precisely the right location.
we use a 3D Cone Beam X-Ray to obtain a 3-D image of the patient’s jaw. Special implant software is then used to plan exactly where the implant should be placed safely and with the ideal location with the final tooth in mind. Once the implant is planned on the software a precise surgical guide is manufactured. This guide allows us to place the implant within 0.5 mm of where the implant was planned.
Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Teeth restored with dental implants can’t get cavities! A replacement tooth, or crown, doesn’t decay like a natural tooth, but you still must brush, floss and care for it and your surrounding natural teeth and gums in the same manner as natural teeth. Regular professional cleanings and dental check-ups also are essential.
Guided implant surgery uses patient’s CT images to plan implant surgery through computer software. Conventional implant planning via panoramic x-ray images has its limitations as precise execution according to the surgery plan is often difficult. However, guided implant surgery can be executed accurately and precisely as planned. For guided implant surgery a customized surgical template and a specialized surgery tool kit is needed. Guided implant surgery requires the following tools:
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Guided implant surgery uses CT data to examine and pre-plan the surgery, and since precision execution can be done, guided implant surgery provides the following benefits.
Cone-beam CT is a specialized x-ray equipment that scans the patient in three-dimension. By using Cone-beam CT along with proper software, a precise and accurate examination of the patient, with realistic visuals, can be achieved.