Overseeing Implant Placement With Advanced Technology

santa rosa implant technologyDental implants are an advanced and lifelike option for addressing minor or even severe tooth loss. Which is why we employ advanced technology as part of the planning process and to even guide them into place. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons talk about the technology we use for implant placement.

Planning Treatment

Our team wants to plan the procedure in detail, ensuring the success of your new teeth and preserving your jawbone to keep your smile healthy, full, and attractive for years to come. Instead of traditional x-rays, our team will use a digital alternative. With digital x-rays, we can create a panoramic image of your entire smile at once, all without the need for uncomfortable bitewings or a lengthy development time. Instead, you place your chin on a special rest and a machine will encircle your head to capture these images quickly and with 90% less radiation. The images are available chairside right away, and we can examine your smile carefully to plan the placement of your new teeth. We can also assess the strength of your jawbone to see if you need procedures like ridge segmentation or a sinus lift before proceeding with implant placement. We can also capture a 3D image of your smile, jaw, and head with CBCT scans, a unique CAT scan that allows us to avoid blood vessels, sinus cavities, and nerve tissues when planning the placement of your dental implants.

Guiding Your New Roots into Place

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone and act as new roots, being accepted by the body as natural tooth structure. Which means the flow of key nutrients to the jaw resumes, so your new teeth can last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime in some cases. To ensure optimal placement and longevity, we will employ detailed surgical guides to oversee the process of placing your dental implants into your jaw. Between this and the cone-beam imaging technology, we can determine how deep the new root is being placed, and the exact positions and angles to ensure optimal tooth replacement, so your new teeth function and look like natural ones. We also ensure they blend with the rest of your smile, so you have a properly balanced bite.

Creating Crowns and Dentures

Our team also uses advanced technology to design and craft the crowns and dentures we use to complete your new teeth, so you have a lifelike and stunning new smile!

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?

Our team wants to help you regain optimal oral health and a full smile again. To learn more about how we address missing teeth, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.