Dental implants are surgical grade root devices that support a permanent tooth prosthetic (crown). Dental implants are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw, a process known as osseointegration. A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile, 1 Tooth, 1 Solution. Many dentists and patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and help prevent bone atrophy (bone loss) in the jaw. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or multiple implants can be placed to restore an entire smile.
3D Imaging and dental cone beam (CT Scan) technology has revolutionized implant dentistry. Having invested in this state of the art technology, cone beam imaging affords our patients the ability to have their anatomy precisely evaluated to assess the quality of bone and location of vital structures to predictably diagnose and plan the most ideal implant placement. In addition, the cone beam images can be merged with 3D software allowing the creation of a virtual surgical template and fabrication of a surgical guide to be inserted into the patient’s mouth to aid in surgery, reducing chair time and yielding a predictable outcome while improving post-operative recovery.