How Do We Guide Dental Implants In Place?

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Our last blog explained what dental implants are, and looked at the major parts of each individual implant. But now that you know what they are, how do we place them? In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist looks at how we use advanced digital technology to plan and place your new tooth roots, securing your new smile with accuracy and precision!

Planning Your Treatment

First, we need to understand the current state of your smile. With intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, we will assess the cause and extent of your tooth loss, as well as the state of your jawbone and the presence of underlying oral health issues. Once we address underlying problems, we will take digital mages of your smile and combine them to create a 3D model of your teeth, roots, jaw, and oral structures. The dental implants need to be placed at the right angles and positions to support new teeth, and stimulate the growth of jawbone structure.

Digital Surgical Guides

Once we choose the area to place your new teeth, we will employ digital surgical guides to guide them in place, inserting the biocompatible titanium post inserted at exactly the right angle and position. As these bond with your jawbone, they will be able to support a crown for an individual one, or a bridge or denture for multiple posts. Since they bond with the jawbone, this avoids the loss of mass and density in the jaw that follows tooth loss, so your new teeth last decades to come, maybe even a lifetime. The crown and prosthetics will also be designed and color-matched to blend seamlessly with your smile.

Ensuring Your Comfort with STA

We want to make sure you feel relaxed and calm if you have dental anxiety, and that every step of the process is a comfortable one. To administer anesthesia, we offer Single Tooth Anesthesia. This delivery system doesn’t use needles at all and is guided with digital technology. The result us greater comfort, and a reduction in collateral numbness to other parts of your smile. If you have any questions about treating tooth loss, or if you would like to see implant dentistry is right for your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to rebuild and transform your smile!

Do You Have Any Questions About Implant Dentistry?

We offer advanced technolgoy to help make the process of placing new teeth accurate and precise. For more details on quality and lifelike tooth replacement, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.