Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace, and as a result, there’s never been a better time to get dental implants. As an implant dentist, I’ve been honing the techniques and skills related to implant placement for years. With the introduction of revolutionary advances like digital X-rays and cone beam technology, I’m able to combine my experience and training with cutting-edge technology to make dental implant placement as minimally invasive as possible for Dallas area patients.
What Are Digital X-rays?
When we need digital X-rays, we put a tiny sensor in a patient’s mouth that emits a small amount of radiation—up to 90% less than traditional X-rays. Since we don’t need to develop the X-ray, a detailed digital image of the patient’s oral structures is available for viewing immediately. This method means we don’t handle or dispose of harmful developer chemicals and we’re able to easily store and reproduce patient X-rays.
What Is Cone Beam Technology?
The type of cone beam technology I use is the Kodak 9500 scanner. It renders a three-dimensional CAT scan that I use with implant placement planning software. This provides an invaluable resource for the implant procedure I’ll perform later by allowing me to locate ideal bone sites for the implants. The more precisely I can plan, the better the results will be for my patients.
I will perform the implant surgery once the treatment plan is in place. Instead of making several incisions and peeling back the gum tissue during surgery, I’ll make a small hole that the implant will thread through into the bone. Patients experience far less trauma to their mouths during this type of placement, which reduces recovery time and postoperative discomfort greatly.
If you’re interested in highly accurate, minimally invasive dental implant surgery, call the Plano dental practice to schedule an appointment. I regularly serve patients from Plano, North Dallas, the DFW area, and beyond.