The technology used in implant placement is cutting-edge and very precise. This high level of technology is necessary for optimal placement of the implant, so it can fuse successfully to the bone and last a long time. Poorly placed implants have a higher failure rate, whereas those that are well placed generally have a success rate of up to 98%.
The success rate of dental implants has to do with correct positioning of the implant. They need to be placed at the perfect angle in order to withstand the pressure that will be exerted on them. As you can imagine, tons of pressure is exerted on molars daily when chewing. In fact, the average amount of pressure exerted on molars is 171 pounds. It is much less for bicuspids and anterior teeth. However, implants for these teeth need to take those pressures under consideration as well.
Diagnostic imaging is used for correct implant placement. This includes a cone beam CT scanner. The 3D imaging provided allows for exact placement of the implant.
Guided Implant Surgery with CBCT / 3D Cone Beam Imaging
Implants require a minor surgery to place the implant into the jawbone where it will fuse with the bone and provide stability for the crown of the artificial tooth. In order to determine exactly where the screw-like titanium post needs to be placed, a cone beam CT scanner (CBCT) is used. This guides the dentist to the exact spot for implant placement. It reveals the underlying structures that are not visible to the eye, such as the surrounding nerves, where the muscles are situated and the blood vessels are located.
3D Printed Surgical Guides
A 3D printed surgical guide is used for the procedure. It provides information and acts as a template for the surgery, so any chance of error in placement is eliminated. This guide makes it possible for precise placement of the implant, which will lead to a successful procedure.
Patients often have questions about the dental implant procedure. At Ora Dental Implant Studio, we are will answer all your questions and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about choosing dental implants for replacing your missing teeth. Contact us today, and schedule an appointment for an exam and consultation.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our state-of-the-art imaging and advanced surgical techniques allows for a less invasive surgery when getting dental implants. In doing so, patients can expect less downtime after their procedure with minimal post-operative pain, discomfort and swelling. This is one of the most highly prized advantages of choosing Ora Dental Implant Studio for your restorative dentistry procedure.
During your procedure, we always seek ways to make your time in the dental chair as pain-free and stress-free as possible. Therefore, beyond our relaxing amenities, minimally-invasive surgical techniques and modern anesthetics, Dr. Dalla also offers a full menu of options in sedation dentistry. We are qualified to administer oral conscious sedation, Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation.