The dental implant method of full reconstruction has completely changed the scope of dental care. Where once the only way to restore missing teeth was with traditional dentures, patients can now enjoy results that come the closest to mimicking the function and look of their natural teeth. Still, dental professionals haven’t stopped in the quest to provide the absolute best care, which is reflected in new breakthroughs in dental implants. Learn what the future holds for patients as you read on.
How Do Dental Implants Currently Function?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the underlying jawbone to replace missing roots. In doing so, they provide a level of security and stability that is unmatched. One way that this is accomplished is by the biocompatible posts fusing with your natural bone, which fortifies your facial structure and prevents bone loss.
Typically, there is a period of healing required after the implant is first inserted, which is followed by the placement of an abutment (anchor) and finally a permanent fixture (crown, bridge or implant-retained dentures). With the new advancements being made, patients will experience a more seamless procedure in the future.
Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD-CAM)
Dentists are already using CAD-CAM technology in revolutionary ways, but the advancements continue. In the future, patients will benefit from a new method that will create identical replicas of non-salvageable teeth that will be ready to be inserted as soon as the existing teeth are pulled. Patients will also enjoy a faster healing process after the procedure is done.
Digital Smile Dentistry
Another benefit of CAD-CAM technology is that it has the capability of allowing the dentist to generate digital images that show patients how they’ll look after the procedure is done. This is an excellent way to calm any concerns about how the process will turn out.
CAMLOG Implant System
This technological marvel provides a way to centralize information by uniting digital planning software, surgical techniques and a recommended Guide System to ensure the best dental implant placement. This translates into a better experience for the patient and a greater chance of a successful outcome.
The overall goal of the continued expansion in technology and techniques is to provide patients with an even richer experience when receiving a dental implant in the future – one that is faster and more efficient.
If you have questions about how your implant dentist can help you restore the life you once had through dental implants, reach out to schedule an appointment today.
About the Author
Dr. Tim Stirneman has been a leader in the dental world for 26 years. Still, the graduate of Creighton University Dental School continues to pursue more knowledge about technological breakthroughs through continued education, which includes advanced training in dental implanting. Dr. Stirneman helps patients regain the lives they once had at Brand New Smile Dental Implant Center and can be reached for more information through his website.