Archive for May, 2019
If you have done some research on modern implant dentistry, you have likely run across the term “guided implants.” Guided implants do not suggest a different type of implant. Instead, it defines the way the implant is surgically placed. Guided implants have the added benefit of using advanced imaging technology to “guide” the dentist as the implant is inserted into your jawbone. Not all dentists offer surgically guided dental implants, but here’s a closer look at why it can be important.
Guided implants rely on the innovative technology of an on-site CT Scanner that projects real-time 3D images of your mouth on a nearby monitor. A 3D CT Scan can show precise images of the jaw, teeth, tissues, nerves and sinuses that surround the site of the implant placement. With such key information, your dentist can place the implant in the most strategic and successful way. In most cases, this means inserting the titanium post in the densest area of the jaw and away from any nerves or sinuses that would cause complications if compromised. Guided implants allow your dentist to have a custom fabricated surgical guide or template for your oral surgery. continue reading
Do you have loose or missing teeth? We know it can be a significant threat to your self-confidence and quality of life. Fortunately, modern implant dentistry can offer a life-like replacement of your lost or damaged teeth so that you can regain that beautiful smile you once had. Getting dental implants, however, does require a notable investment and patience, so it is understandable why you may want to get all of the information you can upfront. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from patients who are considering the idea of getting dental implants: continue reading