Computer Guided Implants
Technology has changed everything
The future of Dental Implants is here! Advanced technology has enabled the use of Computer-Guided Implants. Why is this so important to you?
Among the other dental implant options, Computer-Guided implants are :
- more precise,
- less invasive,
They can be placed with:
- almost no bleeding,
- no swelling,
... and they allow us to place implants in areas where it was previously difficult or impossible.
When discussing dental implants, there are three types that you need to be aware of – Conventional, Computer Guided, and Immediate. You should be aware of the benefits of each and how they play a role in your ideal dental implant solution. These solutions are all available at The Compleo Dental Implant Solution Center.
How are they Different from Conventional Implants?
Conventional implants are placed in areas where the natural teeth have been lost more than nine months previously. Nine months is required for the gum tissues and bone to fully heal. This is considered the traditional/original method for placing implants.
Computer Guided Implants
Computer guided implants allow for your implant, abutment and final crown to be planned together, and may even allow for them to be placed in a single session! They are also known as “teeth-in-a-day” procedures. They are done using 3D Cone Beam CT scanning technology, which allows for the implants to be “virtually” placed into the ideal position for the planned implant solution. From this virtual placement, a surgical guide is made, that allows for the placement of single or multiple implants with minimally invasive surgery. At Compleo, we have patients who have had multiple implants placed using computer-guided surgery, and have gone right back to work or even playing a round of golf, (although we do recommend that our patients take a break from heavy activities after surgery).
Under certain circumstances, it may make more sense to place an immediate implant. Immediate dental implants are placed at the same appointment that the defective tooth is removed. The space created by removing the root of the original tooth is modified to accommodate the titanium implant, and the implant is then placed “immediately” upon removal of the defective root. The benefit of this technique is that the defective tooth is removed at the same time that the dental implant is placed... all in one visit. The commonality with Computer Guided Implants is that we can better plan the placement of the immediate implant using 3D imaging technology.