GUIDED IMPLANT SURGERY
Complete Your Smile With Guided Implant Surgery
In the past, the field of dentistry relied on two-dimensional dental x-rays, which had limitations in providing a comprehensive view of oral structures. This meant that dentists often lacked a complete understanding of the internal condition of a patient’s mouth until they physically initiated a procedure, whether it was a minor filling or a complex dental implant surgery.
However, contemporary advancements have transformed this landscape. With the emergence of computer-guided dental implant surgery, this situation has undergone a significant shift. This innovative approach enables dentists to meticulously plan implant placements well in advance of the scheduled treatment. This departure from traditional two-dimensional x-rays brings forth a multitude of advantages. At our dental implant practice in Waterbury, CT, these benefits include:
Virtual 3D Visualization:
The use of digital mapping provides a virtual 3D graphic of the patient’s oral anatomy, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of the structures involved.
Implant placement is carefully planned digitally, ensuring optimal positioning based on individual anatomical considerations.
On the day of the surgery, the digital planning guides the actual procedure, enhancing accuracy and minimizing guesswork.
The guided approach often results in minimally invasive procedures, contributing to patient comfort and reduced tissue trauma.
Patients may experience faster recovery times due to the precise nature of the surgery and reduced disruption to surrounding tissues.
The streamlined process often leads to shorter appointment lengths, optimizing both patient and practitioner time.
Reduced Need for Additional Procedures:
The planning process can help identify areas with insufficient bone, reducing the need for additional procedures like bone grafts or sinus surgery.
The procedure commences with a 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scan of the mouth, capturing a comprehensive view of the oral structures. Unlike traditional x-rays, this technology creates a three-dimensional representation, allowing for detailed analysis from multiple angles. This 3D data facilitates the digital placement of dental implants precisely where they will yield the best results, even in challenging bone conditions.
This precise planning culminates in the creation of a surgical guide, which directs the implant placement during the actual procedure. As a result, the surgical process becomes highly accurate and predictable, reducing the uncertainty that was prevalent in traditional methods.
For those seeking reliable and efficient dental implant treatments, our practice in Waterbury offers a solution. Feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation and experience the benefits of modern, digitally guided implant surgery firsthand.