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Advances in 3D Dental Implant Design
A Prosthetic Discipline
with a Surgical Component
special offers for dental implants...
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 Conebeam Image
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”.
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.
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
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...
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
by Keith Collins, DMD