Complete Care Concept for Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
Dental Implant Placement
Complete Care is a remarkable innovative approach to care providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure. This technology is a collaborative effort between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in a closed fashion without requiring any surgical flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day. These procedures can be performed under either local or intravenous anesthesia.
The process begins when our doctors order a Cone Beam CT scan of the patient’s jaw. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jaw bone that can be used with virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are a more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient.