Guided Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implants allow patients who have experienced tooth loss to regain their fully functional and natural looking smiles. Implant dentistry is one of the latest advancements in tooth replacement, and our computer-guided implant placement systems have taken this innovative procedure one step further. Our oral surgeons use guided implant surgery technology to locate optimal implant positioning, secure the best aesthetic outcome, and reduce overall surgery time.
Precise and Accurate
From the initial cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) scans that are analyzed by our oral surgeons for implant placement planning to the intra-operative procedure itself, computer-guided implant surgery ensures precise and accurate implant placement. The information gathered by our Galileos cone beam scanner is used to:
- Evaluate bone and vital structures.
- Ensure there is adequate bone for implant placement.
- Verify the safety of important structure and nerves.
- Create a surgical template that is used to determine the best locations for implant placement.
Customizing treatment and making decisions according to your particular case is our specialty. Guided implant technology allows our surgeons to see the structures of the jaw, teeth, and surrounding tissue, ensuring proper placement of the implant and minimizing the risk of unexpected complications.
Informative and Detailed
Guided implant technology consists of detailed scans of the oral structures. This not only helps our doctors in their planning and operative procedures, but the images are used to explain the dental implant process to our patients – not commonly provided by general dentists – educating them more extensively on the details of their oral health.
Convenience and Comfort
There are a variety of reasons why computer-guided implant placement provides benefits to our patients that are not available in traditional implant surgery. Computer-guided implant surgery, using Sirona omicams and Trios digital scanners, provide:
- Digital impressions rather than requiring patients to use actual impression material in their mouth.
- Immediate dental function following the procedure.
- Visual access for doctors to compromised jawbone and unique structures.
- Reduced surgical time because a precise template eliminates guesswork.
At North Shore Implant and Oral Surgery Associates, we are able to ensure a more desirable outcome every time, by using computerized software to fully visualize the anatomy surrounding the implant locations and plan accordingly. Our cutting edge technology allows our doctors to pinpoint the exact position of planned restorations before positioning and placing implants.