5 Reasons to Get Digitally Guided Dental Implants

When it comes to getting dental implants, some people are discouraged when they find out that a minor oral surgery is needed. However, getting dental implants placed is not as complicated, or painful, as most people think. In fact thanks to advancements in dental implant technology, having dental implants placed is less invasive than it was in the past. 

Nowadays, some dental implant specialists offer their patients the latest in dental implant technology: guided implant surgery. Digitally guided implants are placed using digital imaging information obtained through computerized tomography (CT) scans. These scans allow your implant dentist to thoroughly examine your internal structures and accurately plan every detail of your implant procedure before they even begin. Here are just a few of the main advantages of guided implant surgery: 


When placing dental implants, accuracy is an important element. The computerized software used allows your dentist to digitally place your implants and then fully visualize how the surrounding anatomy is affected. This then allows them to make the necessary adjustments so that the implant is placed in an ideal position for your specific anatomy. Not only that, but computer-guided implant surgery results in more accurately placed dental implants compared to implants placed with a freehand technique. 

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Lets You Preview Results

In addition to allowing your implant dentist to thoroughly plan your implant procedure, the computerized software also allows you to preview your predicted results. It also allows your dentist to show you various treatment options with different predicted outcomes so that you are involved in the development of your treatment plan and can make educated decisions. 

Less Invasive

Even though implant guided surgery is still considered a surgical procedure, it is less invasive than the traditional dental implant surgical approach. This is because implant guided surgery is more exact, which results in a precise treatment area, less anesthesia, and a reduced need for extensive bone grafting. Additionally, since a flapless surgical technique is used, the need for gum sutures is eliminated. 

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Allows for Same Day Teeth

Guided dental implant surgery also allows you to have your prosthetic teeth placed at the same time as your dental implants, meaning that you can leave your dentist’s office with new teeth. This is possible because the computerized software used to plan your treatment can also be used to predict the final positioning of your implants, as well as the specifications needed to fabricate your dental prosthetic. 

Faster Recovery

Another benefit of guided implant surgery is that the surgical precision leads to a faster, less painful recovery. For starters, this is because the amount of damage done to the surrounding structures is significantly reduced by using a minimally invasive flapless technique. Additionally, accurate treatment planning reduces the need for last-minute adjustments performed during surgery. Finally, the flapless approach to dental implants does not require sutures, which can minimize the amounts of prostaglandin and histamine produced by the body. Both of these substances are associated with postoperative swelling and pain, so reducing their production helps to also ease postoperative pain. 


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Advantages of Digital Dental Impression Technology

Dental impressions have been an essential part of dental procedures for decades, allowing dentists to accurately and precisely create restorations and orthodontic appliances. However, traditional dental impression techniques have their limitations, including inaccuracies, discomfort for the patient, and time-consuming processes. With the advancements in technology, dental impressions can now be taken digitally, improving the accuracy, efficiency, and comfort for the patient. In this blog post, we will discuss digital dental impression technology and its advantages.

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How to Adapt to Your New Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time wearing them. But you don’t need to worry — with some patience and practice, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new teeth in no time. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of what it takes to adjust to your dentures so that you can start smiling confidently again. From how long it typically takes for a person’s mouth and gums to get used to their new teeth, learning how diet choices affect how well they fit, as well as finding helpful support from fellow denture-wearers along the way – we cover all of this and more!

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The Ins and Outs of Inlays and Onlays

If you’re like many people, you may not know the differences between inlays and onlays and when each is used. Whether you need one or both of these treatments—or neither at all—will depend upon your specific dental needs. We want to make sure that everyone understands what exactly an inlay or onlay does for their teeth, so here’s everything you need to know about these restorative procedures.

Happy Dentist's Day

Happy Dentist’s Day

Happy National Dentist’s Day! Today is a day to celebrate all the hardworking dentists out there who help us keep our teeth clean and healthy. Whether you love going to the dentist or not, we should all be thankful for the expert care they provide. Dentistry is an important part of health care, and regular dental exams are key to maintaining good oral and overall health. Thanks for reading and celebrating National Dentist’s Day with our dentists!


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