Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The surgical placement of implants into the jawbone is undoubtedly one of the most intricate procedures that a dentist performs. The proper placement of an implant can be the deciding factor in how long it takes you to heal after surgery as well as whether or not your implant succeeds or fails. To this end, it is critical that you choose a dentist who offers the most advanced method of implant placement, which includes the use of a 3D dental CT scan to carefully guide the hand of your dentist during implant surgery.
What is a 3D Dental CT Scan?
This type of advanced imaging is also referred to as a dental cone-beam computed tomography. In just seconds, this imaging system is able to create panoramic images of your teeth, jaw, and gums, as well as the nerve pathways, sinuses and soft tissues that surround them. Not only are the quality of images far superior to traditional x-rays, but the process is also less invasive and exposes patients to less radiation.
How Does 3D Imaging Improve Implant Dentistry?
Under the guidance of real-time 3D panoramic images, a dentist gains unrivaled precision in your implant placement. This is a crucial element in your implant process, as the implant must be placed at the correct angle for your bite as well as the most strategic place in your jaw to encourage proper osseointegration (fusing of implant to jawbone). In addition, surgically-guided implant surgery ensures your dentist avoids damage or irritation to surrounding nerves and sinuses, which prevents unnecessary discomfort and can expedite healing. 3D imaging essentially makes your implant surgery less invasive and improves the implant’s long-term success.
At Gilreath Dental Associates, we proudly take advantage of the latest in modern dental imaging. We know you’re making a notable investment to get dental implants, and we want to do everything we can to give you the rewarding experience and results you deserve. Our use of 3D CT Scans during implant surgery offers the following benefits for our patients:
- Improve implant placement and boost success rate
- Reduce risk of complications
- Shorten treatment time
Ready to learn more about getting dental implants with our advanced technology? Call our Marietta office today!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,