500,000 people per year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth because of their unmatched benefits, like the potential to last for 30 years or more. Many factors have contributed to their high success rate, but computer-guided technology has revolutionized the process. Here’s how advanced technology has led the way for dental implants to be the most reliable solution for tooth loss.
Diagnostic Benefits of CT Scans
A dental implant is unique because it is the only method to replace both the root and the crown. Not to mention, dental implants have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for decades.
Advanced technology is used from start to finish to ensure the long-term success of dental implants, like a CT scan.
The imaging technology creates a 3D model of your mouth, allowing your dentist to see every detail of your oral structures.
Your dentist can detect concerns not visible from the surface, like infections or bone loss. As a result, they can address the issues that can lead to dental implant failure to ensure your new smile has a healthy foundation.
Besides diagnostic purposes, your dentist will use the images along with computer-guided technology to ensure your placement surgery is executed with the utmost precision.
Computer-Guided Placement Surgery
Computer-guided placement surgery takes the guesswork out of the process to eliminate any room for error. Overall, it provides exceptional benefits, including:
- Reduced Risks
Previously, dentists would have to rely on their eyesight and experience to determine the best placement for implant posts. Unfortunately, this could lead to nerve damage, maxillary sinus perforation, and failed osseointegration. CT scans and computer-guided technology take the risk out of the process to prevent unnecessary complications.
- Reduced Surgical Time
With a computer assisting your placement surgery, it streamlines the process, so you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
- Better Patient Education
You’ll have a better understanding of your treatment plan because you’ll have visuals as your dentist explains what you can expect on the road ahead.
Invest in the Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the preferred solution for tooth loss and for good reasons. They offer exceptional benefits, including:
- Closely look and feel like real teeth.
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Stops bone loss caused by missing teeth.
- Strengthens your jawbone to improve oral health.
- Regain 70% of your biting force.
- A lifespan of 30 years or longer.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Long-term, cost-effective option.
Dental implants are a big investment. Don’t risk your results using outdated methods. Choose a qualified dentist and advanced technologies to ensure your new smile lasts for a lifetime.
About Dr. James Nelson
Dr. Nelson earned his dental degree at the LSU School of Dentistry and has regularly pursued continuing education in advanced services, like sedation dentistry, dental implants, and Invisalign. If you are ready to replace your missing teeth, request an appointment through our website or call (504) 226-6478.