Integrated Implant Placement with CEREC and CBCT in Mobile, AL.
You've lost a tooth, or several. Chewing is difficult and smiling is embarrassing. There is no question that the quality of your life has changed. Dental implants are the solution to renewing your smile, your chewing ability and your quality of life. At Mobile Comprehensive Dentistry, we have the advanced technology to be able to integrate dental placement and restoration with CEREC Technology and Galileos Cone Beam Imaging.
What is CEREC Technology?
CEREC stands for ‘ceramic reconstruction.’ It is a 3D imaging and camera assisted design center that allows our team to take digital impressions of patient teeth. (no more gooey impression trays) The images are then used with our in-office milling unit for same-day restorations, eliminating the lab step in manufacturing the crown.
What is Galileos Cone Beam Imaging?
Galileos cone beam technology provides Dr. O'Donnell and Dr. Willis with a 3-dimensional digital image of your entire mouth, even areas that are not commonly visible to the human eye like structures beneath your teeth and gums. Cone beam scans take seconds, limiting your exposure to radiation. There is no doubt that this technology is a great improvement over standard x-rays.
Why is the integration of Galileos and CEREC important in Implant Placement?
This integration allows our doctors to direct superb placement of implants and design the best fitting crowns to ensure the optimum results in dental implant placement and restoration. This duo assists in making implant placements more exact. The greatest key to successful implant integration is proper placement of the implant in the jaw bone. And the key to proper placement is precise, careful preoperative planning.
The tools available with this technology enable us to reduce the risk of treatments as well as plan surgical care with more accuracy. Along with CEREC, the implant placement is guided by the optimal placement of final restoration. The final restoration is designed on CEREC, which is then imported into Galileos software. Here this information is used to plan precise placement of implants. These scans are also used to fabricate surgical guides (which are 3-D printed in our office) that reduce surgery time and are very accurate. Patients are able to see placement on screen before the surgery making for a more comfortable experience because they know what to expect.
Both Dr. O'Donnell and Dr. Willis enjoy taking a patient with no tooth or teeth and being involved at every stage of the implant process until the final restoration is placed. It definitely allows for the docs to be keenly aware of all issues along the way and it creates a less cumbersome and more streamlined process for the patients since all stages are completed in our office.
Give us a call today and see what our advanced technology and experience can do for you. Together, we will have you smiling again!