We use 3D Cone Beam Dental Imaging System for Optimum Results in Implant Placement. This machine takes a 3 dimensional picture of the jaw which allows us to know exactly where to position an implant.
NewTom GO 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner
- NewTom GO is an open-environment scan with scanning time less than 40 seconds, and significantly lower radiation compared to traditional CT Scans (up to 95% less radiation)
- The 3-dimensional scan aids in evaluating the facial bone to assess the feasibility of placing dental implants
- The images produced help assess the location of the nerves, sinuses, and nose to prevent involvement when placing the dental implants
- This 3-dimensional diagnostic tool helps evaluate any abnormalities or pathology that may be present in the bone
- Once this three-dimensional scan has been taken it is used to construct a biomodel of the teeth and jaws
- With NewTom's clear and 1:1 scale images, accurate measurements assure that the optimum implant is placed
- Our patient treatment is enhanced with this powerfully computed tomography technology and its precise measurement tools.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The implant team usually includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who surgically places the implant, and a prosthodontist or general dentist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge.
We insert implants and design and fit replacement teeth and do restorative work on faulty crowns all in one office.
- 1. At the first appointment, we use 3D Cone Beam Imaging to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts.
- 2. Within minutes of the 3D CT Scan, we are able to offer patients an immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment plan-all in one visit.
- 3. Treatment with dental implants requires meticulous planning for best results.
- 4. A surgical procedure is required (using local anesthetic and/or sedative) in which precision channels are created in the jawbone, often using a surgical guide. The implants are then fitted into the sites so that they are in contact with the bone. They generally require two to six months to fuse to the bone before they can have tooth restorations attached to them to complete the process.
- 5. Immediately - at the same time an implant is placed (or after a period of healing), an abutment is attached to the implant. This is a device that “abuts” or joins the implant to a tooth form called a crown, which replaces the tooth part you see in the mouth.
- 6. The custom crown is cemented or screwed onto the abutment to permanently keep it in place and should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.