Dental implants are the most advanced and long-lasting option to address tooth loss. But to place these, we need to choose the best angle and position to support them. To help facilitate this placement correctly, we guide the process with advanced 3D cone beam technology. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about guided implant placement.
The Strength of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the optimal choice for treating tooth loss. Instead of relying on clasps, suction, or crowns to stay in place, we surgically insert a titanium post, which is biocompatible to the jawbone. The body will accept it as a new root. This means the jaw is no longer losing mass and density, which happens following tooth loss. As a result, you’re less likely to develop further tooth loss and your new post can stay in place for decades to come, or even a lifetime in some cases. We can use them to address a single missing tooth, or to even secure a full set of dentures.
The Cone Beam 3D Process
To start, we will first use the Cone Beam 3D imaging to gather detailed images of your smile. We can assess the strength of your jawbone, and pinpoint the position of surrounding teeth, and select the best angle and position to insert the new dental implant into, all while avoiding sinus cavities and nerve tissues. We gently guide the process with this technology, so the post is able to act as a new root, protecting your smile from loss of mass and density and safeguarding your surrounding teeth too.
Restoring Your New Teeth
Once your new teeth are in place and the area heals, we can then address the visible portion. An abutment is added to the post that extends above the gum line, so we can attach the dental crown to it. The crown is the new visible portion of your individual implant, but we can also affix multiple abutments to several posts to secure a bridge, partial, or even a full set of dentures. You then enjoy a complete smile again, once that never slips and doesn’t need to be soaked and cleaned, and functions just like natural teeth.
If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth, or about the strength and durability of our implant technology, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you smile with confidence again, and enjoy optimal oral health and function.
Do You Have Questions About Replacing Missing Teeth?
We would like to help you enjoy a complete smile with lifelike dental implants. You can schedule an appointment to help address tooth loss with dental implants, by calling your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, at (661) 259-7760.