During the early days of dental implant treatment, dental implants were originally placed freehand, a technique that was far from perfect. Some dentists will still place single or even multiple dental implants this way, but we prefer to utilize the most advanced technologies for every implant procedure. Most people regard dental implant treatment as a big decision, and we want to ensure it’s the right choice for you, providing an optimal treatment outcome that lasts for years, if not for life.
When a dental implant isn’t optimally placed, it is harder to restore it correctly to ensure excellent aesthetics and functionality. Also, there is the risk of situating the implant too close to nerves, sinus cavities, or blood vessels. Utilizing advanced technologies avoids these risks.
Using the latest technologies helps us provide these services more accurately and more comfortably, ensuring your dental implant treatment is quicker and healing is smoother and faster. We take every step to ensure you receive the best standard of professional dental care to restore your smile.
Our advanced treatment includes:
3-D Imaging System
A 3-D scan of your teeth and jaws is essential for any implant treatment, and the Sirona Orthophos SL 3-D imaging system provides us with 360° 3-D x-rays and panoramic 2-D x-rays. It is an amazing piece of technology that allows us to view your mouth digitally and to reconstruct it from every possible angle and to identify any potential problems. Our imaging system allows us to virtually plan your treatment, providing a more predictable and effective outcome.
Treatment Planning Software
We use Sidexis imaging software, which is an award-winning software that integrates seamlessly with our 3-D imaging system. The software structures your treatment right from the very first dental scan, through to planning, drilling, and placing your implant. It is invaluable when planning computer guided surgery, and we use this software to create surgical guides and models, bringing the virtual treatment plan into the real-world.
Our Formlabs Form 2 3-D printer is the very latest in printing technology and creates highly detailed dental models and surgical implant guides. We also use this equipment to print diagnostic models, retainers, and crowns and bridges for patients. The advantage of completing this work in-house is that it provides us with complete control over quality.
Advanced Dental Burs
Using the correct bur is critical for excellent implant placement, and we use a bur that works in a minimally invasive and revolutionary way. Usually, dental burs will excavate bone, which is undesirable in cases where a patient’s bone might already be less than optimal for implants. Our burs rotate in the opposite direction to traditional burs, compacting the bone, so it becomes denser and stronger and more suitable for successful implant placement.
Our in-office milling machine can produce many different restorations, including temporary and permanent crowns and bridges, dentures, and implant components. The restorations are digitally designed, and the designs are sent directly to the machine. It allows us to create restorations more quickly and effectively in-house, using the latest materials, including high-strength zirconia and ceramics.
Once the restorations are milled, they are hand-finished by our trained and skilled clinical team. These restorations are precision-made, providing you with the most accurately fitting prosthesis, without the long wait required when outsourcing production work to a dental laboratory.