Computer Guided Dental Implants

Why Choose Computer Guided Dental Implants Over Traditional Dental Implants

The Latest Technology In Dental Implant Surgery

Guided surgery is a newer, advanced option for dental patients seeking a permanent replacement for missing teeth in Long Island. This kind of surgery uses computer guidance in order to ensure the most precise placement and natural-looking outcome. While traditional dental implants are still often used for single-tooth implants, especially in the rear of the mouth, computer-guided technology offers new options that can help your dentist restore your teeth precisely and accurately.

Guided surgery makes use of advanced imaging technologies to create a 3D model of the mouth. This virtual model can provide a significant advantage when planning for surgery and shaping the implant itself to ensure a precise, perfectly fitted outcome.

There are a number of advantages provided by guided surgery. For example, there is a lower risk of complications, as your dental surgeon will have a full 3D model of your bones, nerves and other oral structures. In addition, the procedure is far less invasive. Incisions and sutures, part of a traditional dental implant procedure in Long Island, are only partially necessary during guided surgery. This means that patients can enjoy a faster recovery that is also more comfortable.

Predictable.... esthetic results with our computer guided implants
Allows for the virtual visualization of your treatment plan, all while showing you the predicted outcome.
How It Works

The Computer Guided Dental Implants Process: 5 Steps

01: CT Scan

The process begins with a CT scan. Using computerized tomography, your dentist will make use of a technology that essentially combines hundreds of individual X-ray images to allow him or her a full 3D cross-section of your mouth. The scan itself is painless and is designed to use a level of radiation that mimics that of standard dental X-rays.


Rather than using a traditional mold to take an impression of your mouth, your dentist can use a special intraoral wand inserted into the mouth and moved over the surface area of the teeth and gums. This captures a precise image of the layout of your mouth that can help your technicians create implants that match your unique anatomy


Your dentist will virtually plan the restoration, for “predictable aesthetic results”, see your smile digitally before treatment!use the information from your digital impressions and CT scan to calculate the exact position of your dental implants, including selecting the type of implants. This is used to create a surgical template that works together with guided computer technology to ensure a precise result.


Making use of 3D printing technologies, your dentist can produce precise restorations of your original teeth in our advanced, on-site laboratory in Franklin Square.


The permanent restoration will be precisely placed in your mouth using advanced guided surgical technologies that ensure a secure, long-lasting replacement that is uniquely suited to your dental needs. With the placement of your dental implants, the guided surgery process is complete.


“I had teeth that were broken, I had teeth that were missing… now that everything is finished, it’s truly amazing what Island Dental has done for my smile! Island Dental has given me back the smile that I always should have had.”

Phil, Valley Stream


Benefits of Computer Guided Dental Implants?

Guided surgery is a term that describes the advancements used to successfully install dental implants. Since implants were designed to combat problems below the gum line, the initial plan for placement worked beneath the gums. Today’s imaging technology and specialized tools help dental professionals to accurately predict and place the implant to improve the outcome of the appearance above the gumline.

The magic of guided surgery begins with imaging. 3D images are used to create a personalized surgical guide. When the guide is placed on your jaw, sleeves are used to help guide tools and put the implant into place. Benefits of 3D imaging combined with a surgical guide include:

Precision and Accuracy: The placement of sinuses, nerves, and the shape of your oral cavity is unique. Knowing the exact placement of your oral cavity eliminates many of the potential risks.

Predictability: With all of the information present, the dental team can correctly predict how the crown will appear when the surgery is complete.
Shorter Surgeries: By eliminating the guesswork and decreasing the potential risks, surgery time is decreased.

Reduced Trauma: Using a personalized surgical guide helps placement to be exact and reduce injury, bruising, and swelling.

Digital Planning: The ability to correctly predict the placement of the implant channel makes it easier to plan how the completed crown will appear.
CAD/CAM Technology: New technology allows for immediate restoration and to be placed at time of implant procedure.

The tools used to create channels and place the implants have a valuable part in the success of the surgery. A complete surgical system works the surgical guide to increase safety and precision. Some important components include:
  • Drills are arranged in a specific order.
  • Instruments are color-coded by diameter. This ensures that each piece is easily matched for the proper placement of different implants during surgery.
  • A mandatory flange provides depth control.
Dental implants placed with guided surgery are the most natural replacements available for missing teeth. Created to mimic your natural teeth and aligned with accurate placement, they complete a beautiful healthy smile. If you have missing or damaged teeth, don’t put your smile and oral health at risk. Schedule a consultation to discuss your options for dental implants and a chance to get your smile back.

Painless, Easy, Affordable Permanent Lifetime Solutions to Replace Missing Teeth!

Dental implants are a groundbreaking advancement in tooth replacement. Finally, dental professionals can work to address the problems missing teeth cause below the gumline and produce a beautiful lasting solution. As the technology becomes more advanced, guided surgery improves the final appearance of replacements and increases eligibility for the procedure.