3D Guided Implant Surgery
Insertion of dental implants via Computer Guided Dental Implants technique helps in improving the precision of the procedure thus making 3D Guided Implants surgery a more preferred choice.
In this process, the planning of the implant is designed on a specific 3D guided software that uses three dimensional computertomogramm (CT). The 3D software helps in guiding the dental implant virtually according to the most suitable jaw view. Once this data is transferred to a 3D printed plastic device which is called the 3D surgical guide the insertion and implant process becomes highly precise.
Here are the benefits of the 3D guided implant surgery:
- Precise and predictable dental implant placement
- Eliminates the need for soft tissue incisions
- Decreased risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissues
- Reduced post-operative complications such as swelling, bruising and pain
- Improve healing time
- Reduce risk of biochemical complications and failure
The entire 3D dental implant surgery takes no longer than two weeks. It includes the CT consultation followed by dental impressions. Once the 3D software completes the virtual plan and all information are transferred to the 3D surgical guide then the patient can experience a less painful implant process.
It is with the 3D dental implant procedure that makes the entire experience more comfortable with faster recovery. The 3D guided process is quicker, doesn’t involve unnecessary bigger incisions and thus has lesser bleeding and significantly less pain.
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Why are dental implants better than dentures?
Both dental implants and dentures are commonly used in dentistry today. However, dental implants are better than dentures in the following ways.
A Permanent, Durable Solution – Dental implants are considered a permanent solution and are secure, durable & built to last a lifetime. Statistics show that dental implants have a 98 percent success rate. The implant is fused to the jawbone so that it is permanently there, just like a natural tooth.
Dentures are removable devices and are not permanent. They can warp under hot water or break. Dentures may need to be adjusted, repaired, or replaced within about 6 to 7 years.
Optimal Function and Performance – Both dental implants and dentures function just like normal teeth. However, dentures may slip or affect speech, which can be embarrassing or uncomfortable. Dental implants on the other hand, are associated with better chewing and speaking ability than dentures because they are embedded in the jaw like normal teeth.
Better Hygiene – Dental implants can be brushed and flossed normally. Dentures, however, must be removed for special cleaning. Not only is this inconvenient & cumbersome, but it leaves more margin for error in cleaning.
Since dental implants require no special cleaning routine, they are a better option for oral hygiene maintenance.
Taste Sensation : As dentures cover the palate, the taste sensation is compromised to an extent. With dental implants, you can eat and chew anything you like, also avoiding any embarrassments caused by use of dentures.
Prevent Bone Loss and Gum Erosion – Dentures can cause the gums to erode and do not offer protection against jawbone loss. This can ultimately lead to your jawbone warping in shape, which will distort and prematurely age your facial aesthetics.
Dental implants are fused to the jawbone, which prevents bone loss and deterioration of both the jawbone and the gums. You can retain your natural jaw shape and protect your smile with dental implants.
A More Comfortable Solution – Dental implants provide a more comfortable experience. They just feel like natural teeth. Most people don’t even notice the change once they are inserted. Dentures, on the other hand, can irritate the gums and cause mouth sores from the friction.
A Natural Smile – Dentures may look fake or unnatural. Conversely, dental implants look completely natural and blend with the surrounding teeth. With a dental implant for your tooth restoration, your smile will be completely restored and aesthetically pleasing.
What is the process of Dental Implants?
Step 1. PLANNING STAGE
- Comprehensive Evaluation
- 3D CT Scan/Radiograph
- Treatment Planning
Step 2. IMPLANT PLACEMENT
- Dental implant is placed in the jaw bone & covered with the gums
- Implant placement done under LA or IV Sedation & wait for healing
- Same Day Implants – The crown is delivered the same day p 3. TEMP
Step 3. TEMPORARY RESTORATIONORARY RESTORATION
- If the dental implant is in a visible area, a temporary crown or denture may be placed for aesthetic purposes while the sit heals
Step 4. HEALING
- Healing period ranges from 3-6 months based on the type of bone
- Bone around the implant grows and integrates with the implant
Step 5. ABUTMENT PLACEMENT
- After the healing, dental abutment is placed to connect the dental implant to the crown
- Zirconia (Tooth colored) or metal abutment is placed
Step 6. CROWN
- Porcelain crown is fabricated in our own dental laboratory to match the exact shape & color of your teeth
- Digital Scan of the implant
What is digital guided implant surgery?
Digital guided implant surgery enables to plan your dental implant procedure virtually on a computer before your surgery. A digital scan is done instead of taking gooey impressions thus providing added comfort and convenience. Guided dental implant surgery is performed based on a complete digital surgical plan combining the information from a 3D cone beam computed tomography scan and a virtual stimulation. The aim is to achieve predictable results with enhanced precision while improving your overall experience.
What are the benefits of digital guided implant surgery?
- LESS PAIN & NO INCISION SURGERY: As this treatment requires no incision, patients with medical conditions such as diabetes or multiple missing teeth can also get this surgery. Also, this leads to reduced post-operative swelling or discomfort.
- MORE SECURE & SAFER: As a surgical guide is created digitally for the procedure, it allows implants to be placed accurately in pre-determined locations without the risk of nerve damage or incorrect dental implant procedure.
- LESSER TREATMENT TIME: Guided dental implant surgery is typically performed in much less time than previous methods of traditional dental implantsurgery.
No more gooey impressions – Intraoral Scanner!
- No more unpleasant taste in the mouth or gagging sensation compare to impressions.
- The scanner scans your teeth in less than 7 minutes.
- The scans are more accurate allowing the crowns and prosthesis to fit better.
- Digital scans can be sent to our dental laboratory in no time delivering faster results.
REPLACING A SINGLE TOOTH
The single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth’s root. A single tooth implant is a stand-alone unit and does not involve treating the teeth next to it.
Surgery preparation for dental tooth implants
Before the dental implants are installed, proper oral examination and evaluation is required with the use of X-Rays and CT Scans.We will determine all of the factors involved in this procedure and give you a treatment plan.
Insertion of dental implant
During this phase of the operation the dental implant is inserted into the jaw bone. Osseointegration will then take place which can take a few weeks. Till then, temporary tooth will be provided to you.
Attaching the crown to the dental implant
An artificial tooth known as crown will then be fit onto your implant. This is done quicker as we have an in house laboratory to match the exact shape and color of your teeth.
REPLACING MULTIPLE TEETH
The main difference between teeth implants and single tooth implants is that when multiple teeth are involved a bridge is used. This is a special type of bridge that is only used when teeth implants are needed to support it rather than natural teeth which will increase the teeth implants cost by a bit more.
An implant will be inserted into each gap and then the bridge will be installed on top after the implants have time to fuse with the jaw bone.
Who is an ideal candidate for dental implants?
Any patient with missing teeth is considered an ideal candidate for dental implants. It is important to consider the age of the patient as dental implants are inadvisable during teen years, since the dental and facial bones are in the developing stage.
Also, it is indicated that dental implants should be placed soon after tooth extraction. However, dental implants are also placed years after tooth extractions as well. What is important is the presence of adequate healthy bone surrounding the dental implant.
What will the procedure feel like?
Getting dental implants is virtually painless. At Dr. Joy Dental Clinics, we have achieved a nearly 100% success rate for placement of dental implants. Patients often give us a feedback that dental implants feel, look and function just like natural teeth. We at Dr. Joy Dental Clinics always aim to create comfortable, pain and anxiety-free environment.
With the use sedative techniques and anesthetics, discomfort is typically minimal and does not persist for more than a few days. As this is a surgical procedure, you might experience post-operative discomfort for which we prescribe a course of medication with painkillers (analgesics) to manage this.
Do dental implants need to be replaced?
We believe that a well-equipped treatment plan is imperative to the success of dental implants. At Dr. Joy Dental Clinics, we have successfully placed numerous implants and never encountered the need to remove an implant or replace it with a new one even after years. Ideally, we provide 10-year warranty (T&C Apply) with our dental implants treatment but with proper oral care, the lifespan of a dental implant is 25+ years.
Do Dental Implants require special care?
There are no long-term restrictions with dental implants, although caution is needed until the bone is completely healed. When dental implants are successfully restored, it is important to avoid biting hard substances at first.
Initially, a soft diet is best for the first two weeks; after that, you can slowly introduce harder foods. Rest assured, you will soon be able to enjoy all kinds of foods. There is no special way to clean dental implants. It is extremely important to brush and floss twice a day just like you would your natural teeth, and visit your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings.
What if I don’t have enough bone for Dental Implants?
Cases where bone is inadequate to support an implant, our implantologist uses innovative techniques to expand the bony ridge & use bone grafts to augment the deficient bone.
In the upper arch, a sinus lift procedure can also be done to place implant where the bone is deficient. Digital Implant Surgery is a very good tool to plan the guided placement & angulation of the implant to the area of maximum thickness of bone.
Is it a painful procedure?
We at Dr. Joy Dental Clinics always aim to create comfortable, pain and anxiety-free environment. With the use sedative techniques and anesthetics, discomfort is typically minimal and does not persist for more than a few days.
As this is a surgical procedure, you might experience post-operative discomfort for which we prescribe a course of medication with painkillers (analgesics) to manage this.
Will my results look natural?
Absolutely! This entire process is fabricated to achieve high quality results. They look and feel just like our natural teeth. With our state-of-the-art technologies, we consider all factors to complement your teeth with your overall aesthetic appearance.
Also, with our in-house laboratory and expert technicians, we deliver superior, accurate and faster results which are custom-made to perfectly fit the natural contours of your jaw.