If you’ve been suffering from one or multiple missing teeth, you’re no stranger to the negative impact it’s had on your quality of life. You probably also know or have been told all of the many benefits a dental implant procedure would make in remedying the situation. Improved appearance, increased comfort, better digestion – the list goes on. What you may not know are the recent technological advancements made in how the procedure can be performed, including how guided-implant procedures improve the patient experience and their results.
Dental Implant Placement Procedure
When planning a dental implant placement, surgeons are often working with uncharted territory; no two patients anatomical structure is identical and it’s tough to know exactly what you’re getting into without getting there.
A clinician only knows the exact situation they’re managing after surgery has begun. This is where guided-implant procedures provide clinicians and patients a different option. Guided-implant placement allows the clinician to use technologies to understand the landscape of the mouth prior to surgery day and walk into the procedure with a precise mapping of how the procedure will be approached.
A guided-implant procedure allows the oral surgeon to visualize the implant placement in three dimensions, eliminating the guesswork involved in determining where best to secure the implant into the jawbone. Often, this also enables the surgeon to plan and have a dental lab create the aesthetic restoration prior to the surgery day. Because of this new foresight, the placement of an implant and final restoration can be completed within a few hours, rather than the previous methods requiring multiple appointments that would span over several months.
Removing Guesswork, Improving Accuracy
The guided-implant placement process has unsurpassed control and precision in placing dental implants. Particularly for more complex placements or anatomies, it is an invaluable method of implant placement. Similar to a freehand implant placement, guided-implants also offer the same basic benefits which include: improved speech, higher self-esteem, improved aesthetic, better digestion, and improved oral health.
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