Allows for the virtual visualization of your treatment plan,
all while showing you the predicted outcome.
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
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.
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:
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.
With all of the information present, the dental team can correctly predict how the crown will appear when the surgery is complete.
By eliminating the guesswork and decreasing the potential risks, surgery time is decreased.
Using a personalized surgical guide helps placement to be exact and reduce injury, bruising, and swelling.
The ability to correctly predict the placement of the implant channel makes it easier to plan how the completed crown will appear.
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:
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.