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Computer Guided Implant Therapy

Posted in Dental Implants

If you thought dental implant treatments couldn’t get any better – they have. Computer aided placement technology now makes implants easier to complete, reduces recovery time, and allows more people than ever to be a candidate for the treatment.

More Accuracy

Computer aided implant technology uses 3D imaging to capture images of your true bone anatomy. This allows your dentist to pinpoint the exact areas of most successful implant placement, rather than using 2-dimensional x-rays or during the actual surgical procedure. With computer-aided treatments, the implant is designed and installed to specifically meet your individual needs.

Shorter Recovery Time

Due to the accuracy of the placement process, there is a much quicker recovery time following the procedure. Traditional dental implant treatments can take up to 6 months of healing before a permanent restoration can be installed. With computer-aided placement, some recovery times are as short as 3 months. 

Expanding People’s Options

Some people are told that implants are not an option for them because they may not have the right anatomy or bone support for the implant to be placed. Usually this is because the dentist is using a 2-dimensional x-ray to determine placement measures, or because the patient has experienced bone loss. Since computer aided placement allows your dentist to maximize healthy bone in other areas, more patients are candidates for the treatment than ever before.

Even if you’ve ruled out dental implants as an option for your smile, it’s worth it to consider computer-guided implant therapy. During your consultation, your dentist will record a 3-dimensional bone scan to discuss placement options with you. Experience the permanent smile option with dental implants, and call your dentist today.

Posted on behalf of:
Group Health Dental
230 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 398-9690

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