What are 3D surgically guided implants?
Computer-guided 3D surgical implants make it easier, safer, and more accurate for Dr. Koeppen to place dental implants in your mouth. This innovative technology uses Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan techniques and 3D imaging so Dr. Koeppen can see your mouth and the dental implants in three dimensions. This process takes away any estimating or guesswork, so you are ensured that you’re getting the safest, most accurate form of dental implant surgery.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know which part of your jawbone is the strongest point for an implant. With 3D surgically guided implants, Dr. Koeppen can see the image of your mouth and determine exactly where to best fit the implant.
What are the advantages of 3D guided implants?
In addition to being safer and more accurate than other implant methods, 3D guided implants also offer a faster restoration process. Where traditional dental implants may take a couple of dentist visits over the course of a couple months, guided implants take place in just a few hours. Dr. Koeppen creates your final tooth implant before your appointment and permanently affixes it in your mouth in only a few hours or less.
Through 3D technology, Dr. Koeppen gets a more detailed picture of your jaw bone and the surrounding tissue. With this guided imaging, he can accurately determine the strongest part of your jaw bone to ensure that your implant will be positioned correctly. This advanced procedure saves time and provides you with a safe, accurate, permanent tooth.
Can anyone get dental implants?
In most cases, if you have a missing tooth or need to have one pulled, as long as you have a healthy mouth and gums, dental implants are a good option for a permanent restoration. Dr. Koeppen examines your mouth and your overall health to determine if you are a good candidate for an implant before moving forward with the procedure.
How do I take care of my implant after surgery?
Immediately following surgery, Dr. Koeppen and his highly skilled team will go over any necessary care while your tooth heals. After that, you care for a dental implant as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will keep your restorative work and the rest of your teeth in good health. Call or schedule a consultation online if you think a 3D guided dental implant may be right for you.