Guided Implant Surgery
Guided Dental Implant Surgery in Luzerne County, PA
What is guided dental implant surgery?
As with traditional implant surgery, an implant is placed directly into the jawbone, providing a secure foundation for a dental prosthetic. The difference is that with traditional implant surgery, the Implant is placed based on the surgeon’s judgment. However, recent advancements have made it possible to place implants with much greater precision.
Guided dental implant surgery uses CT scans and 3D imaging to create a virtual model of the jawbone. This allows the surgeon to plan the placement of the implants more thoroughly, ensuring that they are placed in the optimal location for successful integration. Guided implant surgery tends to be less invasive and has a quicker recovery time.
Benefits of a Guided Dental Implant Procedure Over Traditional Implant Surgery
There are some key differences to consider when choosing an oral surgeon for dental implant placement:
- Fewer office visits: Traditional implant surgery requires multiple visits to form a treatment plan, manufacture, fit, and insert the implants. The scans needed for guided implant surgery can be taken in one visit and mean that the patient does not have to be physically present as often for the surgical planning.
- More accurate placement: Dentists who rely on outdated types of dental imaging and molds can’t accurately predict how the patient’s implant teeth will appear in their mouth and where the ideal position should be. Guided implant placement is more accurate and effective for the patient.
- Less risk of complications: With traditional implant surgery, there is a greater chance of possible infection or discomfort from ill-fitting implants. Guided implant surgery is safer and has a greater success rate.
Implants for Better Long-term Oral Health
Unlike dentures or bridges, which rest on the gums, dental implants surgically place a titanium root in the jawbone. This provides a strong foundation for dental crowns as a tooth replacement, which can help improve the function and appearance of your smile. In addition, dental implants can help to prevent bone loss in the jaw, which can occur when a natural tooth is missing.
Contact us to schedule a consultation!
Casey Dental provides the highest quality dental care, and we are passionate about helping our patients feel confident with a healthy smile. Our dentists are experienced in guided implant surgery, and our office is equipped with the latest technology to ensure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible. If you’re looking for a dentist to provide you with the best possible care, call us at (570) 654-4141 to set an appointment.
We look forward to helping you maintain optimal oral health!