Now that we have moved to our new location, our office has acquired a digital cone beam CT scanner. This unit allows us to see the jaw bone in 3D, taking all the guesswork out of implant surgery.
After a patient has had images taken with the 3D scanner, we convert those images into a digital treatment plan. Our Trusted Tinley Park dentists then use advanced software to virtually plan the implant case. That plan is then uploaded to a lab that fabricates a surgical stent that will guide the doctor at the time of surgery.
This process allows for the placement of an implant without the use of a scalpel(in most cases). The entire process which would normally take about 60-90 minutes, is reduced to about 30-45 minutes thanks to the accuracy of the technology. There is no need for sedation, and the patient leaves the office after a process that is virtually bloodless.
Implant systems differ. But for the right candidate, all offer a more functional alternative to removable dentures. And for patients with missing teeth, implants are like having the real thing again.
To know more about the advanced technology we use for implants and how it can help you, call our Tinley Park dentistry Optima Dental Associates at (708) 315-2105 today.