If you’re evaluating your options in tooth replacement, give dental implants a second glance. These tiny titanium posts can be inserted into the empty space where a tooth’s root structure once was, with unmatched stability for a prosthetic tooth. Dental implants have a success rate of over 95% — and advanced technology is one reason for their impressive success. Keep reading to find out why picking a dentist who uses the latest tools really, really matters when it comes to implant dentistry.
THE PROCESS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants are completed in two phases: initial implantation and final restoration. In all, this process takes anywhere from 6 months to a year to complete. You will need to attend several visits with your implant dentist throughout the process.
Given the delicate anatomy of the mouth, placing dental implants requires extreme precision. Avoiding the mandibular and maxillary nerves is of the utmost importance to keep your jaw functioning properly. The treatment planning stage of dental implants is crucial — during this time, your dentist will examine your mouth and surrounding oral structures and determine the best method for placement. X-rays, photos, and impressions of the teeth will be taken in order to prepare for dental implant placement.
ORTHOPHOS XG 3D
They may be important for cavity prevention and other basic procedures, but traditional 2D X-rays simply do not provide enough information for dental implant treatment planning. A tool like the Orthophos XG 3D can offer the comprehensive view of the teeth and the upper and lower jaw in one composite image. This state-of-the-art X-ray machine gives your dentist a crystal clear image of the treatment area, for more informed and improved planning — which equals better results overall.
CONSCIOUS SEDATION KEEPS YOU COMFORTABLE
Another important tool for dental implant placement and any other oral surgery is sedation, or how your dentist keeps you comfortable throughout the procedure. Oral conscious sedation is a method that can help you relax in the dental chair at long last.
To administer conscious sedation, your dentist will prescribe a common medication for you to take about an hour before your appointment. By the time you come into our office, you will notice you feel relaxed and ready to face the procedure ahead. Local anesthesia will numb the treatment area — and you get to sit back and relax your way to a complete, beautiful smile.
After the treatment for dental implants is complete, you will enjoy all the benefits of this excellent tooth replacement option. Don’t wait to find out whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants — and if you are, look for a dentist offering the latest in dental implant technology!
Meet the Practice
The Canatella Dental team offers comprehensive dentistry in a state-of-the-art office. Their dental implant treatment plans are informed by the Orthophos XG 3D, and all patients have the option of relaxing with help from conscious sedation. To learn more about the services of your dentist to schedule an appointment, you are invited to contact the office at 504-717-4259.