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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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