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Feb
10

CT Beam Guided Dental Implant Placement

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Have you been told that you’re not a candidate for implants because you don’t have enough bone? Or that implants are difficult to place in your condition due to bone or sinus anatomy? If that’s the case, then advancements in dental implant placement using CT beam technology may be the answer!

Utilizing CT Beam guidance, dentists can now place dental implants in areas where implants previously weren’t an option. That’s because the high definition image can identify alternative bone structures or areas where the implant can be placed at an angle, offering a different position for implants prosthetics to be mounted. The CT beam uses 3D imaging to pinpoint the most structurally sound bone, and exactly how the implant should be placed. Your dentist actually follows this image as a map when placing the implant, because it can see things not visible with traditional x-rays.

After you have your implant placed, some healing time will be given so that new bone can form around the titanium root. This can typically take a few months or more before full bone fusion has occurred. Once stable, the prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture can be mounted directly onto the implant using an abutment. The porcelain prosthetics look and feel the same as traditional crowns and bridges, carefully matched and designed to blend in with the other teeth in the mouth.

Thanks to CT beam guided implant placements, reliable treatment and predictable results can be achieved for even the most complicated cases.

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Carey, North Metro Oral & Implant Surgery

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Sep
25

Dental Implants on the Rise

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Less than a decade ago dental bridges were the most common solution to replace missing teeth in a person’s mouth. That is not necessarily true any longer. It is true that the initial cost of dental bridges is lower than dental implants, and many people still make their decision based on cost. However, Canton dental implants are on the rise all over America, and many find that they actually save money in the long run.

Dental implants to replace lost teeth are now generally thought to be the best long-term solution for maintaining oral health. Implants do not decay, adjacent teeth do not require crowns to support them, and they are easy to care for. Implants work like regular teeth, and it is easy to clean and floss between implants.

With dental bridges, if one of the supporting crowned teeth becomes damaged, the bridge and the adjacent crowns must be removed and replaced. During a crown replacement, the cost of the initial procedure is repeated. Replacing dental bridges (on average every 7 years) is where the cost effectiveness of dental implants comes in to play. Yes, dental implants are more expensive up-front, but because they are typically a lifetime solution, patients typically save money because their implants do not have to be replaced.

Dental implants have an overall success rate of 95% according to the American Dental Association. With the length of time that implants last verses the typical dental bridge, implants are becoming the most popular choice for patients.

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Carey, North Metro Oral & Implant Surgery

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