What Is Guided Dental Implant Placement?

Addressing tooth loss offers a number of benefits for a person’s health and beauty. In order to provide long-lasting and durable tooth replacement, we provide our Newhall, CA, patients with dental implants. Employing advanced technology with guided implant placement, we can ensure accuracy and precision when addressing the gaps in your smile. What should our patients expect from the placement process, and how do we ensure our new teeth last for many years to come?

The Health Risks Related to Tooth Loss

Did you know that once the body sees there are no tooth roots, it will stop sending key nutrients to the surrounding bone tissue? Without calcium and phosphorus, the bone tissue itself dissolves, which leads to an older appearance and even further tooth loss. Not to mention the fact that missing teeth impact our ability to eat, smile with confidence, and even speak clearly. By addressing lost teeth, we help you enjoy a full and functional smile once more.

Placing Your New Teeth

First, we use digital x-rays to obtain detailed images of your smile below the gum line. The digital nature means we receive images instantly without lengthy developing time and using 80% less radiation. We then employ cone beam 3D imaging to gather additional images of the teeth, creating an accurate and detailed picture your teeth, gums, and jaw, which aids in the planning process. We then choose the optimal area and use the CT cone beam technology to guide the placement of your dental implants. After we place your new tooth root, the process of osseointegration takes place. Once the jawbone and the new tooth bond, which takes about three to four months, we move forward with the restoration, completing your new tooth.

The Benefits of Implant Dentistry

First, since the dental implant is recognized by the body as a new tooth root, this stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue, preserving the jawbone tissue and preventing further tooth loss or an aged appearance. The restoration we add, typically in the form of a dental crown, not only looks natural but can withstand powerful bite forces. Your new tooth looks natural and enables you to once again eat your favorite foods. While bridges and removable dentures last around 10 years before requiring replacement, implant-secured replacement teeth last decades with care and attention. If you have any questions about addressing missing teeth, or about the technology we use in the process, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Missing Teeth?

We want to help you enjoy a full and healthy smile with our lifelike replacement teeth. To learn more about implant dentistry and other solutions for tooth loss, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.