CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery
CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery is the latest technology for placing dental implants. Dental implants are typically planned by your surgeon using a combination of both a clinical evaluation and careful examination of dental x-rays. Although extremely helpful, these x-rays only show a 2-dimensional view of the area. Typically, the “width” component and exact location of important anatomy such as nerves and sinuses cannot be adequately determined without a 3 dimensional CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery protocol. We are proud to be able to offer a Cone Beam CT evaluation within our suite for our patient’s convenience.
The CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery scan can be used to help determine the most optimal location for implant placement. Knowing this information in advance of the surgery not only allows for proper surgical planning, but also helps avoid surprises during the procedure.
CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery incorporates 3-D CT scans, sophisticated computer CAD-CAM software, and biomedical engineering. This combination enables Dr. Salib to virtually plan and carry out your dental implant procedures with unrivaled accuracy and ease and to provide our patients with the best dental implant experience for practically all types of tooth replacement needs. Dr. Salib’s philosophy is any technology that improves patient safety will be part of his practice in Mission Viejo, California. The CT guided dental implant surgery technique is incorporated into every dental implant procedure.
CT Guided Implant Surgery allows your procedure to be “performed” virtually in advance of your surgery. The majority of the work actually occurs when you are not in our office. During the planning stages of CT guided dental implant surgery, a scan will be taken and Dr Salib will then use advanced computer programs to virtually place implants within the three dimensional representation of your mouth in the safest and most ideal positions. These implant positions can be shared in advance with your general dentist so that your treatment is meticulously thought out from both the surgical and restorative standpoints. Once the plan is perfected, it is sent to a company that makes a surgical guide. The guide allows for the implants to be placed exactly as they had been carefully planned digitally. This surgical guide will only allow the implant to be placed in the predetermined locations.
Guided Implant Surgery is typically performed in less than an hour. The need for incisions or sutures is often avoided which, in turn, helps minimize post-operative swelling and/or discomfort. This state-of-the-art procedure can be used for all patients requiring any type of implant restoration from a single tooth to full mouth restorations.
Major patient benefits:
Increased Predictability and Safety
By planning your treatment and transforming this into a surgical template, there is a much higher degree of patient safety and predictability compared to “freehand” implant placement. Dr. Salib will communicate with your general dentist to ensure optimal esthetic results even before you begin your procedure.
Minimally Invasive Procedures:
This treatment option reduces discomfort and post-operative swelling considerably for our patients compared to conventional treatment by allowing your surgeon to truly perform minimally invasive procedures. This treatment method also reduces the number and duration of appointments for our patients, which means fewer interruptions in everyday life.
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Dental Implants Things to Consider
Dental implants have become a standard of care for people with missing teeth. There are several thing you should do prior to receiving a dental implant treatment.
Make sure the materials being used in your dental implants are FDA compliant. Get referrals and read reviews on your Oral Surgeon. Put together a list of questions about your dental implants;
- Who manufacturers the doctors dental implants?
- How long has that dental implant manufacturer been in business?
- How long should your dental implants last?
- What are the potential complications from dental implants?
- How should I care for my dental implants
- What education did your doctor receive to place dental implants?
- Does your surgeon utilize CT guided dental implant surgery technique?
How your doctor handles your inquiries reflects on his or her professionalism. Make sure your comfortable with the oral surgeon who is placing your dental implants and his or her dental implant team. You don’t want to skip over this process. Do your homework because it can adversely affect your overall oral health.
Keep in mind that these materials will be placed inside your body and your health is potentially at risk. One of the leading causes of dental implant failures are dental implant infections. Dental implant infections usually occur in sections where dental implants are adhered to the bone. Some of the symptoms of dental implant infection are soreness, redness and loose dental implants. Causes for dental implant infection could be the quality of the dental implant materials are sub standard and/or there are excessive gaps where the dental implants are attached. Additionally, improper sterilization techniques can trigger infection.
Also important for patients to understand is they are strictly required to observe proper dental hygiene to avoid infections, and ensure the success and longevity of their dental implants.
Dental implants require the judgment of a well-trained, knowledgeable and experienced oral surgeon. Dr. Nader Salib is a board certified oral surgeon who has placed Titanium and metal free Zirconium dental implants for years. Dr. Salib utilizes CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery to place his dental implants, delivering optimal safety and efficacy for his patients in Orange County California.