With advanced technology, we can offer our Newhall, CA, patients treatment with comfort, precision, and accuracy. For those with one or more missing teeth, then we may recommend dental implants. To ensure proper placement and new teeth that can absorb serious bite pressures, we may offer guided placement with CT scanning technology.
The Dental Implant Placement Process
A dental implant is very different from a bridge or dentures. They don’t need crows to anchor them in place, or require suction or metal clasps to secure them. Instead, we insert them into the jaw. Since they’re made from titanium, a biocompatible material, they bond with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. This process secures them like a natural tooth root. Acting as a new tooth root means they stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, preventing the loss of jawbone density that often accompanies tooth loss. Once the placement area heals, we add a restoration to them, usually in the form of a dental crown, to address the visible portion of your new tooth. Created from lifelike materials, such as ceramic, this ensures your new tooth looks natural and blends with your smile.
The Benefits of CT Scanning Technology
To fit like a new tooth and have the ability to absorb bite forces and pressure, they need to be placed properly and at the right angle. To ensure this process is completed properly with accuracy and precision, we may implement CT scanning technology. We use the technology to create a detailed 3D model of your bite, including your teeth, gums, and jaw structure. We analyze the model and determine the best place to insert the new tooth root. Then, a guide will show the oral surgeon exactly where and what angle the dental implant should be placed. We complete the process and bring you one step closer to enjoying a full and healthy smile, with a new tooth that has the potential to last decades, possibly even a lifetime, with proper care and attention.
Prosthetics, Appliances, and More
The use of CT scanning technology isn’t limited to just dental implant placement. We can use this system to aid in the design and creation of full and partial dentures, as well as oral appliances meant to treat TMJ disorder and bruxism. If you have any questions about our use of advanced technology, or if you have one or more missing teeth and would like to discuss implant dentistry, then contact our team today.
Ready to Address the Gaps in Your Smile?
If you have missing teeth, then we can implement CT scanning technology to address the problem. To learn more about missing tooth replacement and implant dentistry, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.