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Computer Guided Implant Placement

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Advancements in dental implant placement are making the option quicker, more successful, and an option for more patients than ever before.

Using 3D imaging technology, your dentist can pinpoint the highest quality and quantity of bone throughout the jaw. This allows implants to be placed at precise locations and angles, without the need for additional types of surgery. You may even be able to avoid grafts, sinus lifts, or additional implants.

The placement of the computer guided implant procedure is extremely precise. As a result, recovery time is much shorter. Most people experience far less discomfort and see speedy improvement in their oral health with this type of procedure.

For people who were never candidates for implants, either due to lack of bone support or otherwise – computer technology opens the doors for more opportunities. Even if you’ve been told in the past that traditional implants weren’t an option, the computer-guided process could change all of that.

So how does it work? Using advanced imaging technology, you have what seems like a normal dental x-ray taken. In reality, the machine is scanning thousands of layers of your jaw and oral anatomy. Then, these images are transferred into a computer software. Your dentist can see exactly where and at what angle an implant can be placed. In some cases, a computer generated surgical guide may also be used.

With a greater support system, patients who are replacing all of their teeth at one time can benefit from fewer implants. In some cases, full dentures may only need 4 or 6 implants to retain them securely.

Find out more about computer implant treatments by schedule a consultation with your implant dentist today!

Posted on behalf of:
Spanaway Family Dentistry
20709 Mountain Hwy E #101
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 948-0880

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