Traditional vs. Computer-Guided Implants
Computer-guided implants are a new option for dental patients. While some dentists still install implants manually, many are recognizing the value of computer-guided implants. Read about the advantages of computer-guided implants to help you choose which process is right for you.
What Is Computer-Guided Implant Surgery?
Computer-guided implants use advanced computer software and imaging technology to create interactive, 3D virtual models of the oral structure and anatomy of patients for surgical planning, site preparation and implant placement.
Computer-guided implant surgery makes it possible to implement the plans for the procedure in real time and according to strict standards. For example, image-guided technology will help direct the placement of instruments like drills to ensure optimal angling and positioning based on the exact specifications noted in the surgical plan.
Advantages of Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
- Precise Implant Placement
Image-guided implant surgery makes it possible for oral surgeons to place implants with greater precision than with traditional placement. Greater precision means results are more predictable and success rates for implants are higher. This is especially true in more complicated cases, such as patients with marginal bone quantity and quality, which can make it difficult to ensure proper implant placement.
- Lower Risk of Complications
The use of computer-guided implant surgery makes it possible for surgeons to see the exact position of bones, sinus cavities, nerves, and other structures during the surgery. This reduces the risk of complications like damage to healthy teeth or nerves.
- Faster and Less Invasive
Computer-guided implant surgery makes it possible to place dental implants without the use of incisions and sutures, which are required for traditional implant procedures. Therefore, patients experience faster and more comfortable procedures with less pain, bruising, and inflammation. The recovery times are also shorter.
- High-Quality Dental Restorations
Computer-guided implant placement makes dental restoration even more precise, leading to more stable, attractive, and comfortable smiles for patients.
As you can see, there are many reasons why dentists are switching to computer-guided implants. For more information about the advantages of the computer-guided implant services we provide here at the Central Coast Dental Implant Center, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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