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Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement and, as such, should be placed with the utmost accuracy for long-term success. To provide comfortable and precise dental implant results, Dr. John D. Beckwith utilizes the advanced capabilities of 3D computer technology. Through computer-guided implant surgery, he is able to plan the procedure with optimal precision and achieve the most predictable outcome.
In addition to utilizing state-of-the-art planning technology, Dr. Beckwith has undergone extensive dental implant training and performed numerous procedures of varying complexity. This combination of expertise with computer-guided surgery allows him to offer patients a superior procedure with improved results and less risk of complications.
To ensure a patient is a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Beckwith uses CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) technology to obtain a detailed look of their oral anatomy. This scan produces 3D images of the gums, teeth, bone, and surrounding nerves. By locating these structures, he is able to conduct the most accurate planning possible to create a guide for use during surgery. This guide provides a map of the exact position for each dental implant, ensuring the smallest structures are avoided and the patient receives a successful outcome.
Utilizing a surgical guide for dental implant placement is highly advantageous for a number of reasons.
Overall, computer-guided surgery provides a safer procedure with enhanced results, as Dr. Beckwith is able to maximum accuracy within the jawbone.
To learn how guided implant surgery can help you achieve a superior tooth replacement, please contact us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Beckwith