What Is Guided Dental Implant Placement?

Guided dental implant placement is a relatively advanced form of dental implant surgery. This procedure has increasingly become popular in recent years due to its highly accurate level of positioning and reduced risk of complications during and after the surgery. 

Guided dental implant placement entails using the patient's computerized tomography (CT) images to plan the surgery alongside computer software. Our dentists in Milton use various technologies to determine the exact spot to add a dental implant. These technologies include computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), virtual treatment planning, and Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).

How Guided Dental Implant Placement Works

These technologies work differently. The CBCT helps generate 3D, virtual information regarding how much a patient's jawbone is available to carry the implant and support the restoration process. The CBTC scan results can be shared simultaneously with the dentist, surgeon, and other parties to ensure the implant fits the mount and reduce the number of potential revisions.

If the virtual guide is unanimously accepted, CAD/CAM is used to develop a physical copy through a three-dimensional printer that assists in placing the implant.

Why Would You Consider Guided Implant Surgery?

Guided implant surgery is best suited for patients with missing teeth. You will also want to have this procedure if you have a damaged or broken tooth that needs to be removed. Most people prefer this procedure because it is safe and efficient and doesn't affect other teeth. It also delivers a cleaner look and enhances oral functionality.

This procedure also allows you to have a clear picture of the end result while enabling your doctor to have better precision. Typically, guided dental implant placement is designed for a specific patient, allowing customized surgery.

Dentists can see what's happening inside the mouth through the 3D-guided technology, which helps reduce the damage to the gum and bone structures. Another important benefit of guided implant placements is that they can make the process fast because they cut the time you spend in the dentist's office.

What Is the Procedure for Guided Implant Placement?

  • Make a diagnostic appointment – Your dentist will evaluate your mouth to establish your problem.
  • Examination – The dentist will take a CT scan of your mouth, examine it, and then send the images to the laboratory to help plan the required implants and surgical equipment.
  • Placement guide – Together, the lab and the dentist will suggest possible surgical arrangements, and once they agree, the final decision is made. Your dentist will then conduct the guided implant surgery following the previously prepared guide.

How Dental 1 in Milton Can Help

At Dental 1, we value your oral health, and through advanced solutions like guided implant placement, we can help restore your healthy smile. Still, you can benefit from our emergency dental care in Milton if you're experiencing pain following recent implant surgery. Please call our office at (617) 698-0600 to book an appointment with Dr. Pham and see if dental implants are right for you.

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