How Does CT Scanning Improve Implant Placement?

ct scanning for implant placement

To offer quality care for patients of all ages, we implement advanced technology for checkups, periodontal care, and other treatment options. If you have one or more missing teeth then we can address these gaps with implant dentistry, and use digital technology to do so with precision. In today’s blog, let’s find out how CT scanning helps your Newhall, CA, dentist replace lost teeth!

Using Dental Impacts to Address Tooth Loss

Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants don’t rely on crowns, clasps, or suction to remain in place. Instead, we insert biocompatible titanium posts into the jawbone. These bond with the bone tissue like natural roots, which stimulates the growth of bone tissue and prevents changes to the smile, changes that often mean a denture or bridge needs periodic replacement. We can use this option to provide durable and sturdy replacement for people with minor or severer tooth loss!

CT Scanning

We want to makes sure the new root is stable, and able to absorb daily bite forces so you have a dependable chewing surface and a strong smile. To accomplish this, we take detailed images of your smile using CT scanning technology. These detailed digital images show us the roots, jaw bone tissues, surrounding teeth, and oral structures. We then have the ability to plan the best placement area with greater precision and accuracy. The digital model also helps guide the placement process as well, making sure the new roots are inserted into the optimal placement area. The right angle means they can deal with daily pressures and bite forces, so you eat you favorite foods again and smile with confidence!

Maintain Your New Smile

Like natural teeth, this will be vulnerable to issues like gum disease, so you need to maintain good oral health to ensure they have the potential to last decades, or even a lifetime. Continue to brush in the mornings and at night with a fluoride toothpaste, and make time to floss at night too. These actions help remove trapped food particles to control plaque buildup and better manage gum disease. You should also see us every six months for a cleaning, so we can monitor your new tooth and remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth to help maintain your smile. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, or about how we employ technology to transform smiles with implant dentistry, then contact our team today.

Ready to Obtain a Full Smile Again?

We want to help people avoid the oral health complications associated with untreated tooth loss. To learn more about our approach using digital technology to address tooth loss, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.