3D Guided Implant Surgery
Technological developments are constantly being made. Advances in dental technology have gone a long way in improving how we can perform certain types of procedures as well as improving your quality of care and the success of treatment. We can perform complex procedures in less time, with greater accuracy, and in less invasive manners. At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we can improve the implant placement process with 3D guided implant surgery.
What is Guided Implant Surgery?
3D guided implant surgery is a revolutionary surgical technique that takes digital treatment planning one step further. In addition to being able to plan your ideal treatment, 3D guided implant surgery allows us to visualize the steps of your procedure as well as create custom drilling templates. 3D guided implant surgery is a combination of CT scanning technology and CAD/CAM technology. We can provide you with unparalleled accuracy in the placement of your dental implants as well as the placement of your dental restorations. Thanks to 3D guided implant surgery; we can greatly reduce your risk of complications by predetermining the optimal location for your implants as well as their angle and depth.
How is Guided Surgery Performed?
Before undergoing dental implant surgery, we first take a CT scan of your mouth. The scan produces a 3D image of your mouth that is shown on a computer monitor. The image shows us a highly detailed view of the structures within your mouth. We can see your jawbone, your teeth, your nasal passageways, your sinus cavities, and even your nerve passageways. With the assistance of specialized software, we can rotate the scan, zoom in on different areas, and enhance the image for clarity. These features help to provide us with a much better understanding of your mouth. We are then able to determine optimal implant placement and provide you with the best aesthetic results.
The 3D scan also helps us to create a customized surgical drilling guide. The guide helps us to precisely place your implant posts and your dental restorations. In addition to the creation of a surgical guide, the technology for 3D guided implant surgery allows us to see the steps of your surgical procedure before we perform them. This increases implant predictability while reducing discomfort, providing you with a much more positive patient experience. After your surgery is complete, we can then immediately load your implants with temporary replacement restorations and place your permanent teeth after you have healed.
Benefits of Guided Implant Surgery
There are multiple benefits associated with 3D guided implant surgery. These benefits include:
Thanks to 3D guided implant surgery, we can improve the accuracy of implant placement, which helps to then greatly improve their success and stability. For more information on guided implant surgery, call Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 778-8686 today.