NYC Computer-Guided Dental Implant Surgery
Today’s dental implants are precision-placed using the latest digital technology for incredible accuracy and predictable results. Reduced recovery times, no sutures, and perfect alignment ensure your dental implants will last a lifetime and look natural.
Computer-Guided surgery is an innovative dental procedure that utilizes the most up-to-date digital technology to assist with dental implant surgery. It provides a precise and efficient method to place dental implants quickly, comfortably, and accurately. With guided dental implant surgery, the surgeon maps out the entire oral surgery procedure virtually through the use of 3D images and a computerized model of the patient’s mouth. In doing so, the surgeon can see all aspects of the dental implant surgery before it ever actually happens.
- No Stitches, Shorter Procedure
- Best Long Term Care
- Predictable Results
Cone Beam CT (CBCT) for Guided Dental Implant Surgery
We utilize the latest technology related to dental implant surgery. With our in-office Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scanner, we are able to get cross-sectional images immediately. CBCT delivers high clarity imagery with significantly less radiation than conventional scanners. A position statement from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology states, “The AAOMR recommends that cross-sectional imaging be used for the assessment of all dental implant sites and that CBCT is the imaging method of choice for gaining this information.”
Computer-Guided Dental Implant Benefits
Guided dental implant surgery simplifies the dental implant treatment process making it faster, safer, and more comfortable.
- Extremely precise due to 3D imaging and specialized software
- Reduced surgery time
- Minimized trauma to the hard and soft oral tissues
- Less invasive (no incisions or sutures required)
- Can eliminate the need for bone grafting or other periodontal procedures
- Minimal risk
- Less discomfort and faster recovery time
- Efficient (implants, abutments, and crowns can be placed during one procedure)
- High success rate
Preparing for Guided Dental Implant Surgery
While your surgeon is preparing for your implant surgery through the use of high-tech computer models and software, you will need to take steps to be ready for your procedure as well. Following these instructions will help ensure that your oral surgery and recovery proceed as smoothly and quickly as possible.
- Do not smoke for at least one month prior to surgery
- Avoid alcoholic beverages for a week before the procedure
- Do not eat or drink for 6-8 hours prior to surgery
- Be sure to arrange a ride home after surgery
- Have someone stay with you for the first hours of recovery
Once your surgeon has completely mapped out the guided dental implant surgery on a virtual basis, the dental implant treatment plan can ensue. Because all the assessments have been made prior to surgery, the implant procedure can be performed in a relatively short time period.
Depending on the number of implants you are receiving, either local anesthesia or IV sedation will be used to make you comfortable during the in-office surgery.
Because the exact placement location is predetermined, no incision needs to be made in the gum tissue, making the process more comfortable and less invasive. Post-operative swelling and pain are minimized, and recovery time is shortened. In most cases, guided implant surgery can be completed in less than an hour, even with multiple implants involved.
Once the implants are placed, the abutments, as well as the crowns, can be integrated into the mouth immediately thanks to the digital pre-planning. Because so many aspects of the guided dental implant surgery can be done in advance, the entire process can now be completed in hours rather than months.