Technology in the dental field continues to evolve rapidly. New techniques and advances in materials and tools for achieving maximum results with minimal discomfort to the patient are always in development. Methods of oral surgery have changed greatly in the last twenty years. These advancements have led to the creation of less invasive procedures which are, at the same time, effective and more efficient than earlier methods. Piezosurgery is an example of one of these developments.
Piezosurgery is used in the treatment of periodontitis and also in implant placement. In severe cases of gum disease and in preparation of a site for implant placement, bone needs to be cut and sometimes re-contoured. Traditionally, dental drills or saws have been used for these procedures. Heat transferred from the instrument to surrounding tissues could lead to delays in healing. Water is used to cool the area. In Piezosurgery, mechanical force is not used to cut through bone, but rather ultrasonic vibration.
Minimally Invasive Bone Surgery for Dental Implants
Low frequency vibrations cut through the bone leaving the soft tissues intact. The Piezosurgery tip vibrates according to the setting, which can be varied depending on the bone density. Preset power settings allow for cutting through various bone densities. This tool makes it possible for the dentist to make very precise cuts in the bone, without causing any damage to the surrounding soft tissues. The clean cuts made with the Piezosurgery tip allow for optimal healing.
This new technology is important in implant placement because it is so precise and does not injure surrounding tissues. The implant area is able to heal faster, and there is less room for error at the surgical site. The precision afforded by the instrument creates the ideal environment for placing an implant. This helps in ensuring the implant will be a success.
We use cutting-edge technology at Ora Dental Implant Studio to provide our patients with the most comfortable and efficient dental procedures. If you are considering an implant, contact us today. We will be happy to give you more information. Schedule your appointment for an exam and consultation today.