New – Guided Dental Implant Surgery in Costa Rica
What is Guided Dental Implant Surgery?
Guided dental implant surgery is a computer-guided technology that utilizes digital x-rays enhanced with special software to allow the dental surgeon to see every angle and plan an exact procedure for placing dental implants within the patient’s mouth.
Using the guided implant surgery process, dental surgeons create a precise surgery plan, locating the optimal locations to make incisions and determine the best path to the implant area. Because this process allows surgeons to see the human mouth in real-time 3D, they can avoid “hard-to-detect” problem areas, minimizing patient pain, surgery and recovery time.
“Colina Dental is the first dental clinic in Costa Rica to invest in this cutting-edge dental equipment to give our patients the most efficient, pain-free dental implant services available,” says Dr. Julian Conejo, dental implant specialist with Colina Dental.
“This process minimizes surgery time, dramatically reduces pain, and helps our patients heal faster than ever before. With some patients, we have been able to provide a full set of teeth in one day, which was unheard of before this procedure.”
Risk is present with any kind of surgery. However, new guided dental surgery technologies allow surgeons to plan solutions in advance of possible complications and help remove many of the uncertainties and risks associated with dental implant procedures.
Dr. Luciano Retana, a dental implant specialist with Colina Dental, is confident that guided surgery technology will make dental implant surgeries easier, faster and less painful for patients. “This incredible technology allows us to see in real-time 3D, exactly what is happening inside our patient’s mouths,” says Dr. Retana. “Because we can work more efficiently and with less invasive procedures, many procedures are completed within 3 to 6 hours, which allows our patients to leave our offices, often with a complete, great-looking smile.” Dr. Luciano Retana’s Dental Implant website.
The “All on Four Procedure”
A new procedure also allows Colina dentists to provide a complete set of new teeth using only four implants. This process is known as the “All on Four” procedure. With the “All on Four” procedure, patients receive four implants and a complete set of new teeth that are affixed to the four new implants.
About the Guided Dental Implant Surgery Process
New dental implants require from 3-12 months to “connect” to the bone that supports them, by naturally bonding the implant with the jaw bone structure. Once the implants have healed and are fully connected to the jaw bone, the additional new teeth are adjoined to the implants.
Since drilling into the jaw bone is necessary, Colina Dental’s computer-guided techniques ensure that their dental surgeons can see exactly where they need to place the implant. Implant procedures performed without computer-guided technology have a greater risk of error, which can result in increased surgery time, increased pain and less effective results
A Step by Step Guide to Computer-Guided Dental Implants
1. The Dental Exam
Each patient receives a comprehensive dental exam and an inspection of complete oral health.
2. CT Scan
Once the dental exam is complete, a 3-dimensional x-ray of the entire mouth and jaw is taken to use in planning the implant procedure.
3. Treatment Plan Development
The dental implant surgeon discusses with the patient his particular goals, and prepares a custom treatment plan.
4. Dental Impression & Model Development
To assist us in the surgery and implant process, an impression of the teeth is taken. If the patient has dentures, an impression of his gums is taken to help understand the natural contours of his mouth and gums.
5. Surgical Guide Fabrication
Using the model of your mouth and the CT scan, the computer-based fabrication equipment will create a custom guided dental implant surgery template to map out the exact location of each implant, and to help the dental surgeon place the implants with absolute precision.
6. Guided Dental Implant Surgery Procedure
When the custom mapping and planning are complete, the dental surgeon will place the implants. If possible, temporary teeth are secured to the new implants, allowing the patient to leave the office with a full smile. Permanent teeth will be custom made by Colina Dental’s professional lab technician team, which is on site.
7. Placement of Permanent Teeth
When the time is right, the temporary teeth will be removed, and the new permanent teeth will be secured to the implants.
Because of the precision of guided dental implant surgery, and the reduction of complications, the cost of the dental implant procedure can result in substantial savings for the patient over the conventional implant procedures.
For more information on this new technique, now available in Costa Rica, contact:
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