One of the keys to successful dental implant treatment is having access to the most modern equipment. At our practice in Midlothian, VA, Dr. Robert Neighbors and Dr. Brian Herod concentrate on bringing the newest techniques and tools into the office. This includes digitally planned and guided implant surgery software and instruments.
Precision Guidance With Cone Beam CT 3D Scanning
The treatment planning phase is one of the most essential aspects of dental implant surgery. That is why Drs. Neighbors and Herod use a cone beam CT 3D scanner for guidance when placing dental implants. Unlike digital x-rays, cone beam images offer a more comprehensive look inside a patient’s mouth and jaw. These images can be manipulated as necessary, allowing your dentist to fully visualize the best location for a dental implant post. Best of all, a cone beam CT scan can be performed in a matter of moments.
Your dentist can also plan out your entire procedure virtually, before you even arrive for your surgical appointment. How does this work? Once the CT scan is complete, digital implants can be placed onto the image. This will allow your doctor to assess the height, width, and quality of the jawbone. As a result, he can determine the optimal location for your new posts.
Benefits of Digitally Planned and Guided Implant Surgery
How does having access to onsite cone beam CT 3D scanning capabilities help our patients who are undergoing dental implant surgery? Some of the advantages include:
- Better long-term success rates for all types of dental implants
- Faster healing and fusion between the jaw bone and dental implant post
- Improved bone stimulation to reduce the risk of bone atrophy
- Improved aesthetic appearance and comfort of dental implants
To learn more about these benefits of digitally planned and guided implant surgery, please contact us by calling (804) 794-8745. We will set up a consultation so you can discuss your healthcare goals with one of our dentists.