Dental Implants are titanium posts that our dentist fits surgically into your jawbone below the gum line. It acts as an artificial tooth root and supports the crown, and it is considered the best replacement for a tooth root.
X-Guide Navigated Surgery
At Select Care Dental, we have added the X-Guide® surgical system to our oral surgery procedures. The X-Guide system paired with Cone Beam 3D imaging allows us to perform the dental implant surgery process with accuracy, control, and precision during the entire dental implant process, including planning and placement.
With X-Guide Navigated surgery, the doctor can have live, 3D views of the anatomical landmarks and track the movements of our tools to place the implant at the precise locations. The X-Guide allows us to accurately view the position and angle of our handpiece during the procedure and make adjustments in real-time.
Besides the turn-by-turn guidance offered by the X-Guide during the surgery, this imaging tool also delivers a 360-degree anatomical view of your jaw and teeth. This warns us if our dental tools get too close to the sensitive areas inside our mouth.
Dental Implant Placement Using X-Guide
Before starting the oral surgery, our dentists will obtain the impressions of the patient's jaws using X-clip devices that fit comfortably in their mouth. Once we get the needed impressions, we use them to take highly detailed scans. As the next step, using advanced software, we personalize the dental implant procedure for the patient and determine the correct location to place the dental implants.
Once the entire procedure is planned, we will mark our 3-D viewer with the X-clip impressions to obtain a real-time view of your jawbone, soft tissue, surrounding teeth, and the mouth during surgery. The interactive X-Guide navigation system allows us to make the most precise and accurate adjustments considering the surrounding structures for a better outcome with less pain.
As per a study featured in the Journal of Oral Implantology, the X-Guide system is 11 times more precise and accurate than freehand techniques during the placement of dental implants.
How Does the X-Guide System Benefit Patients?
- Precise placement of dental implants
- Less time in the dental chair
- Faster turnaround time for dentists
- No need to take messy dental impressions that might cause patients to gag
- Digital images are sent directly to the dentist and lab
- More predictable, accurate, and precise workflow
In short, this is what the X-Guide system means for dentists and patients.
For the dentists: X-Guide offers the most accuracy and precision during your procedure.
For the patient: X-Guide allows patients to have the implant placement process minimally invasive, with smaller incisions. And this means less pain, faster recovery, and best results.
So, the next time you consider replacing your teeth with dental implants, ask your dentist if they use a dental navigation system. Choosing a dental practice that has invested in utilizing the best technology to provide the best possible results for their patients is critical to having a safe, successful dental implant.
Now you know what you have to do. Call Dentist Redmond OR immediately and let us help you offer a permanent way to improve your smile. With proper examination and consultation, we will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate or not.