Some patients find themselves very discouraged after being told by a dentist that they’re not a candidate for dental implants. Although some people may not be, the number of people that can’t elect to have implant therapy is growing smaller and smaller, thanks to the amount of technology and advanced skill of experienced dental implant providers.
Patients that previously thought they did not have enough bone due to the image on a 2-dimensional x-ray can now have 3D scanning performed to find out if that is indeed the case. 3D digital CT scanning allows dental implant providers to place implants in areas that were previously thought too unstable. The virtual image guidance helps dentists take advantage of exactly where the patient’s natural bone formation is, allowing the implant to be installed at an angle that results in a secure placement. If necessary, bone grafting may be used to encourage new formation of bone in the area where the implant is to be placed.
Using computer guided implant placement also tremendously reduces the amount of recovery time needed after the surgery. Some patients have implants placed as well as the restorations on the very same day. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, support multiple tooth dental bridges, or even a full mouth implant anchored denture.
Has your general dentist told you that implants weren’t an option? Does the thought of wearing a removable partial or denture make you upset? Then it’s time to get a second opinion. Call your nearest implant dentist today for a second opinion. You might just be surprised!
Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists
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