Guided Dental Implant Surgery in Champaign, IL
Guided dental implant surgery is another amazing and innovative procedure that our practice offers. This dental procedure is ideal for patients who need to replace one or several missing teeth with durable and natural-looking prosthetic teeth. More than this, however, guided dental implant surgery offers a lot of benefits than conventional implant placement does not. You get better results, as the process does not solely rely on the doctor’s expertise. Guided implant placement combines both the CEREC and 3D Cone Beam technologies with the doctor’s skill, to accurately and safely perform dental implant surgery.
Here are the many benefits of guided dental implant surgery:
- Offers increased precision and safety, as treatment planning is done on a digital surgical template
- Provides a less invasive method to implant placement
- Offers faster recovery, reducing after-surgery effects like discomfort and swelling
- Reduces the number of dental office visits, and the time spent on the dental chair for every visit
How is guided dental implant surgery performed?
First, Dr. Martin will take a 3D scan of your oral cavity. He will then use the CEREC software to create an image of the final outcome of your implanted tooth. This design is then imported into the 3D software and used to virtually position the implant into place. Because of this technology, Dr. Martin can see the exact positioning of the bones and nerves in your teeth and gums. Potential nerve damage is avoided, plus you get the best results for the final restoration.
The entire procedure involves using computer software for treatment planning, preparing the site for implant placement, and installing the implant. Oftentimes, guided dental implant surgery can be done without any incision or stitches. Healing time varies, depending on the area of the mouth where the implant is placed. Overall, the process is so much better than the traditional “freehand” method of fusing dental implants into the jawbone.
Contact us today for more information about this amazing technique for teeth replacements. Guided dental implant surgery has taken dental implant placement to a whole new level. It has made the process so much safer, easier and more comfortable for both the doctor and patient.