Guided implant surgery is a method that allows dentists to plan your implant surgery on a computer using Computerized Tomography (CT) as opposed to traditional panoramic x-rays that offer the dentist a limited approach during the planning and execution of the oral surgery. This technique ensures a more accurate process from plan to execution.
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Guided implant surgery uses CT imaging to diagnose you before the surgery and develop a treatment plan. Generally, you can expect to first have a ct scan, go through treatment planning with your dentist, and then go through the implant surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of guided implant surgery?
There are a variety of benefits to guided implant surgery. This method of treatment is far less invasive. While traditional implant surgery requires extensive bone grafting, guided implant surgery helps minimize the amount of grafting needed.
What is the guided implant procedure like?
The guided implant procedure works in three steps, after the initial visit and planning session. A surgical implant guide will be created to allow precise placement in the bone. Sometimes a temporary tooth can be placed on the implant if the circumstances allow. The implant procedure itself is painless under local anesthesia or sedation. The procedure will last from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the complexity. Pain is generally minimal afterward and usually controlled with over the counter medications.