Modern technology in dental implants

Posted by DR. MICHAEL CHOI on Oct 30 2019, 07:55 AM

The perfect set of teeth can make a lot of difference in your everyday life. The way you smile with confidence, interact with people around you, etc. could be influenced by the aesthetics of the teeth. On the contrary, teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or missing can take away your beautiful smile from you. This can affect your confidence levels and make you feel too conscious of your appearance.

Missing teeth

Oh! Just the thought of having a missing tooth can make you feel uncomfortable. Especially if one of your frontal teeth are missing, it can lead to a lot of embarrassment when someone mocks you. To save yourself from such issues, we offer the perfect solution in the form of dental implants. Owing to their strength, durability, stability, functionality, and seamless aesthetics, implants are considered by most dentists around the world to be the best tooth restorations.

Innovations in implant dentistry

Over the past few years, dental technology has witnessed incredible advancements. The procedures have become simpler, the restorations last longer, and both the functionality and aesthetics of one’s smile can be restored to normal. Such innovation in technology is quite evident in the field of implant dentistry, as well. Here are some of the prominent ones:

CEREC

CEREC is an advanced fabricating technology that is used to make ceramic restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, veneers, etc. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic. It consists of a hand-held scanner that the dentist uses to scan the teeth and other oral features. The data will be sent to a computerized milling machine, which mills out the implant crown in a matter of a few minutes. Using this technology, the replacement tooth that would sit on the metal implant can be fabricated in a short time.

Digital implant planning

Planning the placement of the implant can be done using CBCT technology and digital impressions. The CBCT scanning tool can be used to map the positions of the teeth digitally. Also, the dentist can produce a simulated model of the teeth to show the patient how their smile would look post the implant placement procedure. Also, it can be used to determine the size and shape of the implant crown required.

Robotic arm assistance

The use of a robotic arm in the field of dentistry has been introduced recently. During implant surgeries, the use of a robotic arm can help to reduce human errors. It can assist while making a hole in the jawbone for placing the impact stud. This technology offers excellent precision and reduces the chances of improper fit or a bad bite.

All-on-4 dentures

All-on-4 dentures are used to replace all the teeth on a dental ridge. Patients who wish to get all their teeth replaced, but do not prefer conventional dentures can benefit from all-on-4 dentures. Here, the dentist would place just four implants on the entire ridge and place the dentures on them. This makes them quite stable and strong, offering excellent functionality and oral aesthetics.

Consult your Irvine dentist, Dr. Choi, and we can discuss the best treatment option to help replace your lost teeth.

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