Thinking of getting dental implants? You’re on the right track, as dental implant is the best option for replacing missing teeth. But before you start looking for dental clinics that offer it, you should know that there are two basic methods available for dental implant surgery: traditional and computer-guided. The traditional process is more time consuming and requires multiple incisions. In contrast, computer-guided implant surgery uses state-of-the-art imaging and digital screens to clearly map out your jawbone.
Here at No Gaps Dental, we offer computer-guided implant surgery.
Computer-guided surgery provides dentists with several advantages, helping them achieve predictable and safe implant placements.
- Precise and Accurate Dental Implant Placement
With computer-guided implant surgery, digital impressions and CT scans are used to take images of your jaw to create a 3D image of your jaw structure. This greatly helps in the decision-making on where to place the implant. A surgical guide will then be made based on it, which can be fitted over the dental arch during the implant surgery, allowing the dentist to precisely and accurately install the implant.
- Reduced Risks
Computer-guided implant technology allows our dentists to see the anatomical structures of your teeth, gums, and jaw, thus lowering the risks of unanticipated complications during surgery.
- Reduced Surgery Time
Because a precise surgical guide is made, there will be no guesswork with computer-guided implant surgery, making the procedure faster to complete than traditional implant surgery.
- Faster Healing Time
Unguided surgeries often require more incisions, which means more prolonged recovery time for patients after surgery. With computer-guided implant surgery, many patients can receive same-day implants.
- Better Patient Education
Computer-guided implant technology is based on precise scans of the jaw structure. These images can be used to explain the dental implant procedure and educate patients about their oral health.
- Helps With Placement of Additional Implants
Computer-guided surgery can also be advantageous for those with existing dental implants. It makes it possible to see the exact location of existing implants, ensuring that additional implants are placed in the ideal locations.