Let’s Talk About Guided Implant Placement

woodland hills guided implant placementDental implants are far more secure and long-lasting than traditional removable or crown-secure placement options. But the key to their longevity is the placement process. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist talks about how we guide the placement of dental implants with advanced digital technology.

The Dental Implant

Let’s talk about the dental implant, which we use to treat missing teeth. The implant portion is a small screw-like device crafted from titanium, a biocompatible material. This part is inserted into the jawbone and acts as a new root. Following placement, we attach an abutment that extends beyond the gum line. The abutment provides a place to attach the restoration, the visible part of your new tooth. The restoration is made from ceramic, and is a dental crown custom-made to blend with your smile and provide a durable chewing surface. If you have multiple missing teeth then we could place multiple posts and abutments, and attach a bridge or even a full or partial denture to them.


The placement process requires oral surgery, and we want to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the process. Which is why we employ a needleless anesthetic delivery system with Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA). The process is computer assisted and ensures comfort and avoids damage to surrounding tissues. Often, the part of treatment people most worry about is the anesthetic delivery, so we’re proud to offer a comfortable alternative to the traditional shots. We could also discuss sedation dentistry as well, which helps manage anxiety and allows you to feel relaxed, with little to no memory of the procedure at all.

Guided Placement and Restoration

The post must sit at the perfect position and angle to stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue and support a restoration or prosthetic, providing tooth replacement that can potentially last for decades to come. To help plan and guide this process, we use digital technology. First, we gather a series of detailed digital images to help plan the process and identify any sensitive areas or oral structures. This virtual model, created by combining the images we took, also helps guide the placement process as well. The entire process is computer assisted, for optimal results and a complete smile that makes you feel proud! If you have any questions about the process, or if you would like to start treatment now to use your remaining dental insurance benefits or health savings funds, then give us a call now. You can also avoid trying to find time to see us during the hectic holiday season as well!

Talk To Your Woodland Hills, CA Dentist About Implant Dentistry

When we place one or more dental implants, we help provide a long-lasting and secure solution to missing teeth. If you have more questions about addressing your missing teeth with advanced technology, then contact your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist’s office by calling 818-347-5124.