What makes digital dental implants different from traditional dental implants?
The main difference is that digital dental implants utilize modern advances in imaging and computing to streamline the procedure so it is faster, requires fewer visits, and is even more precise. The actual implant is a titanium tooth root similar to those used in other procedures.
Why is digital dental implant surgery more comfortable?
Digital dental implant surgery is done without incisions and without stitches, so there’s less disturbance of your sensitive gum tissue. The procedure is also shorter, so there’s less time spent in the chair, which can make it much easier, even for people with dental anxiety.
How many visits are required for the digital dental implant procedure?
It only requires three visits for the digital dental implant procedure. That’s compared to seven visits for traditional dental implant procedures. Neither count includes routine follow-ups to check on the health of the implant.
How long does the digital dental implant surgery take?
Digital dental implant surgery takes only 15 minutes on average to place two dental implants. That’s compared to the average of 130 minutes for traditional dental implant surgery.
When will my dental implant be ready?
With the digital dental implant procedure, many people can get a temporary restoration the same day as their implant. You will likely leave our office with a smile that looks complete. The average time to a temporary restoration is 5-7 days, compared to 123 days for traditional implant procedures.
Final restorations may be placed when the bone has finished healing, typically 3-6 months after placement of the dental implant.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most adults who have lost teeth are good candidates for dental implants. Ask your doctor if you are healthy enough for surgery and schedule a consultation with an implant dentist to be sure.
What imaging technologies are used in the digital dental implants procedure?
At a minimum, we employ three imaging technologies to design the 3D model of your teeth for planning. Panoramic x-rays, CT scans, and a digital scan of your teeth are employed to give us a model that completely represents your teeth and jaws.
What is mock surgery?
Mock surgery is when we use the 3D model of your teeth and jaws to plan your dental implant procedure. Optimizing the surgery this way allows us to make the surgical guides that streamline the procedure. That’s why it’s able to be such a quick procedure.
How do I maintain my dental implants?
Dental implant maintenance is much like taking care of your natural teeth. Just brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly.
How long do dental implants last?
We often say that dental implants last a lifetime. Studies show that most dental implants are still in place 20 years after placement. Some people have had dental implants for 50 years with no sign that they’ve been in place too long.
What if I have more questions about digital dental implants?
If you are in Sydney and have more questions about digital dental implants, please call (02) 9686 7375 today for an appointment with an implant dentist at My Hills Dentist in Baulkham Hills.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.