Guided Implant Surgery

By: Talia Ahoubim

Dental implants are the most suitable option when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. Dr. Sharon strives for his implant crowns to look as natural as possible and be placed precisely in the correct location.

At Sweet Tooth Dental Center, we offer guided implant surgery, which uses a patient’s CT images in order to better achieve the goal of stimulating bone growth while preventing bone loss.

What is Guided Implant Surgery?

Guided implant surgery refers to the process of planning the implant surgery on a computer using the patient’s CT image. There are limitations with conventional implant planning with panoramic x-ray images, and the primary concern is the difficulty to achieve precise execution according to the surgery plan.

Fortunately, it is easier to execute guided implant surgery and achieve accurate and precise results. To carry out the surgery so that it corresponds to the surgery plan, a custom surgical template and guided implant surgery kit are needed. It is also important to have software that works with implant planning, which we have as well.

Guided Dental Implant Diagram

What are the Benefits?

There are many benefits to choosing dental implants, and these benefits may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Improved aesthetic / appearance
  • Stimulation of bone growth and prevention of bone loss
  • Conveniency as opposed to removable dentures
  • Improved oral hygiene and overall oral health
  • Durability

With precise execution ensured by the guided implant surgery, the following benefits can be provided with guided implant surgery:

  • Shorter appointment / operation time
  • Less bleeding and pain with smaller incisions
  • Shorter healing time
  • Predictable surgery

What We Offer

We work closely with a CT scan of the patient’s mouth, and we send this scan to the lab that we work with for them to utilize it as an important resource as well. The CT scan is important, as it measures bone depth and width as well as figures out the perfect placement and the perfect size, or diameter. Ultimately, this ensures that the implant that Dr. Sharon is working with goes precisely where it is supposed to go. Dr. Sharon uses a stent to plan the placement of the implant as well as uses it during the surgical procedure to locate the placement site for the optimal implant. Our implants are unique to each patient in order to accommodate each patient’s different anatomy.

Contact Sweet Tooth Dental Center and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharon and we can help you feel good about your smile.