One Stop Dental Offers Advanced Dental Technology for Precise Implant Placement
At One Stop Dental, dental implants are one of the top services that we provide to replace missing teeth. The success of your dental implant procedure depends greatly upon the skills and abilities of the dentist who places the posts in your jaw, and we now use advanced dental technology that makes it possible to achieve even better precision than we have in years past.
When dental implants were first used, dentists had to rely on a great deal of guesswork to figure out where to place the posts. In most cases, the best technology they had was 2-D x-rays that sometimes missed important things such as areas of the jaw with moderate bone loss. While our dentist’s experience helped with the placement, there was not always a guarantee that the posts went into the ideal place for giving people the best long-term results.
Fortunately, our new 3D CT scanner gives us a much better view of a patient’s mouth. With a simple scan, we can now see details of the entire oral structure that allows us to make better decisions regarding whether or not a person is a good candidate for implants. For instance, the 3-D images make it possible for Dr. Seth Kimmelman to assess the amount and quality of the bone that exists in the areas where he plans to place dental implants. Instead of guessing, he can make accurate recommendations for the need to use other treatments such as grafting to build up these areas before he places the implants.
As with most types of dental procedures, getting implants comes with a few minor risks that are easily mitigated with proper care. Our 3D CT scanner helps us to eliminate these risks even further by giving us a detailed view of where other structures lie within your facial structure. Our dentist uses the images to identify the location of the nerves along your lower jaw and the sinus cavities in the upper part of your face. This allows him to be even more certain that he avoids sensitive areas of your jawbone when he chooses where to place the implants.
Proper implant placement not only helps with healing, but it also ensures the comfort of the patient for years to come. The posts used to hold dental crowns in the mouth need to be placed in locations that are capable of bearing the load that occurs when a person speaks and chews their food. Using the technology to put the posts in the jaw where they cause the least disruption allows patients to enjoy a higher chance of healing without complications.
The best part about our new advanced dental technology is that it is quick, painless and more accurate than any other option. Patients love that the scan is just as safe as traditional x-rays, and it only takes a few minutes in the office to complete. With an accurate depiction of the patient’s mouth in hand, our dentist can prevent many of the most common issues that can arise with implants.
At our office, Dr. Seth Kimmelman is known for his “high tech and high touch” approach that gives every patient confidence that they are in the best of hands. He personally performs every implant procedure from start to finish, and his recent acquisition of a 3D CT Scanner is just further proof of his determination to provide every patient with a quality experience. When you need an implant, our office is right here to give you the benefit of using the most advanced technology available to ensure that your procedure is successful.