In years past, dentistry was restricted to two-dimensional dental x-rays. That meant once it was time for a dentist to perform a treatment - whether it was a small filling or complex dental implant case - they often didn't have the full vision of what was going on inside of your mouth until they physically started the treatment.

Today, that's no longer the case. Thanks to computer guided dental implant surgery, we're able to digitally map out your implant placement well ahead of the scheduled appointment.

Why Digital Guided Implant Surgery?

There are a host of benefits that come from using digitally mapped techniques compared to two-dimensional x-rays. At our Waterbury, CT dental implant practice, the advantages include:

  • Virtual 3D graphic of your oral anatomy
  • Pre-planning for implant placement
  • Guided procedure on the date of surgery
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Faster recovery time
  • Shorter appointment length
  • Lower need for bone grafts or sinus surgery

What is Guided Implant Surgery?

Any time we utilize a guided implant procedure technique, it starts with a 3D CBCT scan of your mouth. Having the image captured is similar to taking other full mouth x-rays. The only difference is that the information on the screen is converted into three-dimensional data. In that case, we can turn, tilt, and view your oral anatomy from every angle, including the bone and sinus linings that lay underneath your gum tissues.

We can then take this data and digitally "place" your new dental implants exactly where we want them to go. This technique is especially useful if you have areas with less than adequate bone. Once we've planned their positions, we use the data to print a surgical guide. On the date of your procedure, we place the implants exactly where the guide tells us to. There's no guesswork.

Experience predictable, gentle, efficient dental implant treatments right here in Waterbury. Call us today to schedule a consultation!

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