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Tooth loss is a serious oral health problem that can have a significant impact on overall quality of life, making it difficult to eat or embarrassing to smile. Fortunately, dental implants offer a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. When placing dental implants, Dr. Andrew R. Glenn uses guided implant surgery technology to precisely place implants and reduce overall surgery time. By using the cutting-edge Nobel Biocare™ computer-guided implant placement system, Dr. Glenn performs implant surgery with a higher degree of precision and accuracy than is possible with traditional methods. Precision and accuracy are just a couple of the benefits of guided implant surgery our Lincoln, NE patients have enjoyed with treatment from Dr. Glenn. Today, we'll take a moment to consider these and other benefits of guided implant surgery.
One of the most apparent benefits of computer-guided implant surgery is that it allows for more precise and accurate placement of dental implants than traditional methods. With guided implant surgery, computerized tomography (CT) scans are taken of the jaw and used to create 3-D images of the oral structures. A special computer program uses this information to create a surgical template that is used to determine the optimal locations for placement.
Computer-guided implant technology makes it possible to see the anatomical structures of the jaw, teeth, and surrounding tissue, thereby reducing the risks of unexpected complications during surgery as well as allowing the surgeon to know exactly where the implant should be placed.
Because a precise surgical template is created, there is no guesswork with guided implant surgery. This allows the procedure to be completed faster than traditional dental implant surgery so patients can start the recovery process sooner.
Computer-guided implant technology is based on detailed scans of the oral structures. These images may be used to explain the dental implant procedure as well as to educate patients about their oral health.
Traditional implant surgery requires several months to heal before dental function can be fully restored. With computer-guided implant surgery, many candidates can receive same-day implants. Same-day restorations allow patients to enjoy restored dental function after only one treatment.
Long-term tooth loss can cause the jawbone to atrophy or change shape. Using computer-guided technology, it's possible to see the unique structure of each patient's jawbone. This allows for the ideal placement of dental implants even when the jawbone is compromised.
Computer-guided surgery may also be beneficial for those who have existing dental implants. Computer-guided technology makes it possible to see the precise location of existing implants, ensuring that additional implants are placed in the ideal locations.
If you are missing one or more teeth, guided implant surgery may be beneficial for your dental restoration needs. To learn more about the procedure, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Glenn at your earliest convenience.
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