The Technology Used To Place Dental Implants

santa rosa placing dental implantsWhen you have missing teeth, dental implants offer a durable and lifelike option for replacing missing teeth and improving overall health and function. To ensure we can provide quality tooth replacement that fits your smile and offers a lifelike appearance, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons may employ advanced technology.

Planning the Placement

To obtain clear pictures of your smile, including the jaw structure and tooth roots, we will take x-rays. Instead of traditional options, we use digital x-rays. The technology uses 90% less radiation, and the images can be available instantly chairside, so we don’t have to wait for them to develop in harsh chemical. Using this technology, we can even obtain panoramic images of your entire mouth and jaw and also assess jawbone density, so we can plan treatment with better precision and accuracy.

3D Scanning

As part of the diagnosis and treatment planning process, we can also use cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology, a type of CAT scan that provides very detailed 3D images of your head and mouth. We can use these to address impacted wisdom teeth, choose the best angle and positions for dental implant placement, and to ensure as part of your tooth replacement we can avoid sinus cavities and nerve tissues. This helps use ensure better success with your dental implants, improving the chances for your new teeth or prosthetics to last for decades to come, or possibly even a lifetime!

Digital Surgical Guides

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone, where they bond with the jaw through osseointegration. This means they act as new roots, preserving the facial structure and jawbone density, and letting you smile with confidence for decades to come or possibly even a lifetime. But we want to make sure we insert them at the perfect positions and angles to support a new tooth or a full set of dentures. To do so, we use digital surgical guides. These help us determine how deep each implant needs to be placed to ensure uniformity with the rest of your smile. We can use these for replacing one tooth, or several to support a full or partial denture.

If you have any questions about how we use advanced technology to plan and guide the placement of new teeth, then contact our team today. You don’t have to live with major tooth loss and poor oral health and function, talk to our team about a possible solution. Whether you have one missing tooth, or several, we can help and use digital technology to ensure optimal results.

Do You Have Questions About Our Technology?

Our team wants to help replace your lost teeth. To learn more about how our team employs advanced systems to plan and implement tooth replacement, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.