Guided Implant Dentistry
For an implant to be successful, placement needs to be carefully considered, plotted and executed. The 95% success rate of implants reflect the care with which the vast majority of dental implants are done. As technology in this field advances, guided implant dentistry is becoming more common.
Guided implant dentistry uses a scanner to create an image of the jawbone. These images show the various structures under the gum line so that placement of the dental implant can be more precise. This method of implant dentistry provides a very safe and efficient way to carry out the implant procedure.
3-D CT Scanning Technology
Traditional radiographs, or x-rays, provide a two-dimensional picture of the implant area. For the most part, this type of image is sufficient. However, 3-D CT scanning technology provides a more precise look at the area that's being implanted, allowing for more accurate measurements of bone width and depth for the implant. Using 3-D CT scanning technology also reveals deficiencies in the bone. This is a less invasive measure for determining if a bone graft may be needed to build up bone mass or density.
The scanning technology also helps with a more accurate placement of the implant. Errors that could occur during manual placement without the three-dimensional scan are eliminated. The procedure becomes more predictable, and the dentist can plan out the placement virtually before any incisions are made.
With the 3-D CT scan technology, there is less chance that the implant will be placed at the wrong angle or in a poor position. The scan also allows for a more precise fabrication of the abutment and crown for the implant.
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