Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery
If you’ve decided to obtain dental implants in Scottsdale, AZ, finding a dentist that utilizes the latest technology is invaluable. At the office of Dr. Pete N. Mellas, DMD, we rely on computer-guided dental implant placement to ensure a positive outcome.
What Is Computer-Guided Dental Implant Surgery?
Computer-guided implant surgery involves using three-dimensional CT imagery to plan implant placement with ultra-precision. The scans used are created with computerized tomography techniques, which gives a comprehensive, multi-angle view of the jaw bone. This allows the surgeon to visualize exactly where the implants should go before the surgery ever takes place. Because of the comprehensive planning process, implants are placed more quicker in the most desirable location and can even be outfitted with the final restorative crown at the time of surgery.
The Advantages of Computer-Guided Oral Surgery
Reduce the Potential for Dental Implant Failure
Dental implant procedures have been well-honed over the last few decades. Therefore, it has grown quite rare for dental implants to fail. In fact, implant procedures are now 95 percent or more successful. Part of this high success rate is related to computer-aided technologies used before and during the procedure. Computer guidance drastically reduces the chances of implant failure because the dentist knows exactly where to place an implant for the procedure to be successful.
Shorter In-Surgery Time and Recovery
With computer guidance before surgery, Dr. Mellas already knows the steps that need to be taken during surgery. In a sense, the doctor has a roadmap to follow during the procedure, which means a quicker surgery overall. Further, this can mean less trauma to the mouth and bone, which can shorten recovery periods after the implant is placed.
Immediate Crown Placement May Be Possible
Normally, dental implants are placed, and then there is a waiting period to ensure the implant will properly fuse with the bone. This means a patient receives their implant, but then they must wait for several weeks before the abutment post, and a final crown can be placed. With the extensive pre-planning process that goes into computer-guided placement, there is less of a need to wait. The dentist can be more certain the implant will succeed as it should.
Trust Dental Implants to a Scottsdale Dentist with the Most Advanced Expertise
Dental implants have understandably grown to be the most desirable way to restore a smile. With computer-guided implant surgery, there is even more reassurance that the surgery will be a success. If you believe you would be a good candidate for dental implants, reach out to the office of Dr. Pete N. Mellas, DMD, to schedule an appointment.