May 18, 2018
Dental implants are truly the most lifelike option for tooth replacement. When you choose to have an implant, you are replacing both the root and crown of a missing tooth. In this way, your smile is restored, jaw health is maintained and adjacent teeth are not impacted the way they are with a bridge or partial. In some cases, your dentist may opt for computer-guided dental implants in Orlando. This procedure increases a success rate that is already quite high—98 percent! Read on to learn more about dental implants and the Carestream 8100 3D for computer-guided precision.
What is the Carestream 8100 3D?
The Carestream 8100 3D provides 3D imaging, while reducing your exposure to radiation. The 3-D images help to plot the safest location for placing a dental implant. These images are used in combination with the latest software in order to develop a surgical guide. Using this guide, your dentist in Orlando is able to place the implant with greater precision. This way, there are not surprises during the procedure.
Is the Carestream 8100 3D Safe?
The Carestream 8100 3D uses cone beam CT technology, which produces less radiation that the typical CT system. Furthermore, the system has four fields of view and fast scanning that combine to restrict radiation to the exact area of interest and reduce time of radiation exposure. These safety measures do not compromise the ultra-high resolution images that the system delivers.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
If you are having a single dental implant, the entire process should not take more than an hour. The precise planning that can be achieved with the Carestream 8100 3D ultimately saves time.
In addition, because a guide is used, an incision and sutures may not be necessary. Therefore, recovery time may be shortened and less uncomfortable. Most patients are able to manage discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
The Carestream 8100 3D is appropriate regardless of how many dental implants are needed. Whether you are having one dental implant or several, the advantages of computer-guided placement with the Carestream 8100 3D make the process well worthwhile.
If you would like to learn more about tooth replacement with the Carestream 8100 3D, or if you need to know the cost of dental implants in Orlando, please call the office. Your complete smile may be only one or two appointments away!
About Our Office
Here at the office of Dr. John E. Russo, we prioritize our patient’s oral health over everything else. When you’re faced with a dental problem, you can rely on our team to help you restore every tooth in your mouth. Feel free to contact us today for help!
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