Dental implants are quite important to help maintain both the function and the appearance of an individual’s teeth. By filling the void where there should be a tooth, a person can smile with confidence and ease once more. While dental implants used to be a laborious process, thanks to the progress of technology, we are now able to perform this procedure in less time than ever before. Here at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, by using advanced dental implant technology, our professionals can help you enjoy a beautiful and bright smile once more.
The digital x-ray is a particularly important tool. It allows us to get information that would not otherwise be able to be perceived with the naked eye. The x-ray reveals a view of the entire mouth, affording us the opportunity to see the structures and health of the mouth at a glance.
3D Cone Beam is another technology used to check the structure of your mouth. The procedure consists of a cone-shaped x-ray instrument that goes around your head, giving a 360-degree view of your mouth. Unlike the digital panoramic x-ray, the 3D cone beam presents complete information of the mouth, in a 3D model. It provides a clear view of the muscles, the soft tissue, the bones, and even the blood vessels - without affecting the quality of the image.
There are also some tools to facilitate the dental implant process. 3D models produced by a cone beam scan are useful to identify where and how the implant will be (including considerations such as the size, the position, and the pros and cons). It would print a 3D guide of a model to put in the arch, providing the angle, location, and length that needs to be created.
An intraoral camera is a tiny camera that fits comfortably in your mouth and allows us to take pictures of difficult-to-reach places on your teeth and around your mouth. This is important for our staff, as it allows us to identify problems you may be experiencing that we would, otherwise, be unable to detect through other means.
All of these new technologies help facilitate and optimize our quality of care, reducing the risk of complications, as well as minimizing the duration of the procedure and recovery time. To learn more about our advanced dental implant technology, please contact us here at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery at (980) 332-7990 today.