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Dental Implant Placement is easier thank you might think

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Advances in 3D Dental Implant Design

 A Prosthetic Discipline with a Surgical Component


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3D Conebeam Image

3D Conebeam Image

Traditional CT scans have evolved with conebeam imaging that offer greater detail, shorter acquisition time, and 3D software to plan implant placement from any angle. We can build custom panoramic, cross-section, and 3D views specific for each case.

We work with 360imaging, an innovative company in Atlanta, GA, that integrates the latest technologies for implant design software with lab services.

Dual Scan Image

Dual Scan Conebeam Image

The purpose of implant planning is to create a surgical plan to support a prosthetic design. In other words, we need to plan where the teeth will be before we plan placement of implant “roots”.

Dual Scan imaging is a new innovation where we can merge a typical conebeam image of the jaws with an additional 3D scan of a plan for teeth, such as crowns, a bridge, or denture. Dual Scan enables optimal planning for the most complex cases.

3D Printed Surgical Guide

3D Printed Surgical Guide

360imaging software integrates implant design with lab services. We finish our design for any number of implants, then direct the lab to produce a surgical guide that snaps on to remaining teeth or indexes to a jaw without teeth.

The lab “prints” the guide with a digital system using a medical grade polymer. Detailed planning reduces the time needed for implant placement by about one half.

Dental Implant Placement is easier than you might think...

Some people cringe when they think of implant placement in the jaws. Fortunately, placing implants is far less stressful than it sounds, and much less stressful than removing a tooth. Typical local anesthetic is sufficient, and it usually takes less than half an hour per implant to prepare the bone and place the new “root”. Most implant patients say they had very little post operative discomfort, and most didn’t need the pain medicine we prescribe. Implants replace teeth or anchor dentures, for great smiles, better chewing function, and better self-confidence.

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Keith Collins,  DMD

Dr. Collins graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1978.  In addition to caring for patients in private practice, he has enjoyed lecturing and contributing to dental journals.  In 1995 he co-directed the AAID Implant Maxi-Course at OHSU. 


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The information provided on this site is to help educate patients, and is not intended as a guide for self-diagnosis or treatment.  Please rely on your dentist for diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions.


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