Computers have changed so many aspects of our society. Imagining a world without technology is virtually impossible, even when you are thinking about the dentist’s office. Today, dentists rely on a variety of high-tech tools and protocols to help patients achieve faster, healthier, affordable, and more dependable outcomes than ever before. Case in point: Patients considering dental implants often look for dentists who use CT-guided software to help during the surgical placement process.
Maximizing Implant Results With Help From Computerization
Placement of dental implants always requires upfront planning on the part of the dentist. After all, every patient is unique—and that means every patient’s mouth is unique, too. To set the stage for an improved patient experience, dentists take many images of their patient’s facial structures. These images often include cross-sectional, 3D CT scans, which are minimally invasive and provide an in-depth look at the make-up and structure of a patient’s teeth, gums, bone, and other oral features.
CT images are useful for a dentist. For instance, CHROME GuidedSmile software is created to read CT images from each patient. After reading a patient’s images, the software creates a surgical guide for the dentist to use during dental implant placement. Though a dentist could create a guide without relying on the assistance of computer-generated input, having the objectivity of a technical “assistant” reduces the chance of human error. Plenty of patients feel more confident knowing that their upcoming dental implant surgery has been planned with help from the latest dental technologies.
Does CT-Guided Surgery Work for All Patient Cases?
You might wonder if CT-guided surgery will be appropriate for your dental implant case. The answer is yes, if you are approved for dental implant placement by a trained oral surgeon. CT-guided surgery is safe for all patients.
Quite honestly, CT-guided surgery has become a preferred way to develop accurate treatment workflows and predictable results among dental providers who want to remove any barriers to excellent outcomes. And patients feel more comfortable and secure knowing that they are getting the most advanced treatment possible.
Finding Out if CT-Guided Dental Implant Placement Is in Your Future
Of course, before you can set up a dental implant placement surgery augmented by CT-guided software, you will need to be evaluated by a professional. Why? Not everyone with tooth loss is an immediate candidate for tooth replacement without intervening measures such as sinus lifts.
If you live near Greensburg or Mount Pleasant, PA, contact our office today to set up an appointment with Dr. Edward Halusic. Bringing 35 years of expertise to every patient case, Dr. Halusic is a well-respected and board-certified oral surgeon who has placed more than 1,000 dental implants using CT guided software.
Call The Facial Surgery Center and our doctors, Dr. Edward Halusic and Dr. Christian Moore, at (724) 723-8918 (our office in Greensburg, PA) or (724) 723-8921 (our office in Mt. Pleasant, PA) to arrange your next dental implant consultation with Dr. Halusic.