Computer Guided Surgery
Computer guided surgery involves using computer technology to fit dental implants. Digital imaging and CT scan images are used by dentists to ensure an optimum fit.
The images generated by 3D imaging software and CT scans enable dentist to visualise the placement process. Dentists can see where the optimum sites on the jaw bone are and this ensures that the implants are placed in areas of high bone density. Imaging software allows dentists to plan out the procedure completely, which eliminates any guesswork and contributes to better standards for patients.
What are the benefits of computer guided surgery?
Computer guided surgery increases the accuracy of the procedure to fix dental implants, as dentists are able to predetermine the best possible site for implant insertion. Computer guided surgery also simplifies the treatment process and shortens treatment time. This can be very reassuring for patients, especially those who feel nervous or anxious about having dental treatment. This leads to less complications and post-operative pain, with healing time also able to benefit from this advanced technology.
Computer guided surgery eliminates mistakes and contributes to better patient and dentist satisfaction.
Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular treatment, as people are more image conscious and treatment is more sophisticated than ever before. Dental implants provide a long-term solution for people who have lost teeth as a result of an accident, injury or decay. It is important to replace gaps in the teeth because they can cause problems with self-confidence. A gap in the teeth can completely alter the aesthetic of the smile and this can have a negative impact on self-esteem. Gaps in the teeth can also affect your ability to eat and speak clearly.
Why should I choose dental implants?
Dental implants are not the only way of replacing missing teeth but they are fast-becoming the treatment of choice because they have numerous benefits. When combined with sophisticated technology like computer guided surgery dental implants make for a safe, natural looking and long-lasting solution to missing teeth. Implants are also preferable to other treatments, including dentures and dental bridges, because they do not interfere with healthy tissue surrounding the affected tooth. In addition to this, dental implants are made from titanium and thus do not aggravate the gum tissue. Bone loss is also reduced to ensure optimum oral health.