Dental Implant Planning

When planning to place an implant, there should be adequate planning prior to moving directly into the surgery. There are a few things that we should consider during the planning. The health of the surrounding teeth is important as well as the periodontal health in general. We want to ensure the gum tissue types in the area where the implant is being considered are going to be good for the restoration phase of the implant crown.
This page will help you understand the various factors that could be involved with implant placements. It’s possible you have already gone through some of these phases to get to this point.

If an extraction is required, sometimes an implant can be placed immediately after the extraction, and other times a healing period is required until the bone is ready. 

Bone grafting procedures, or gum repositioning may also be required to properly setup the implant site for a successful placement.

In some cases, infection could be present, and of course this would have to be dealt with prior to placing an implant in order to avoid unnecessary risks by placing an implant into an environment not ready for it.

In order to examine your bone density and dimension in the area for the implant we will perform a CT Scan, also commonly called a “3D Study” as part of the planning.

This equipment is state of the art technology which allows us to see images in 3D, and perform slices of images horizontally, vertically, and even diagonally when needed.

The results are available in less than an hour in most cases allowing us to plan the imaging, and dental examination for the same day. In most cases, we prefer to perform this step prior to the dental examination so that the information is also available to the dentist who will perform the initial examination.

Proper Case Planning

With the varios “slices” we can take in the CT Scan, we’re able to see important details like the location of the mandibular branch of the Trigeminal nerve. 

With precision measuring instruments we’re able to measure width, depth, distance from nerves or obstacles and avoid issues that could arise from a lack of proper planning.

By simulating the placement of the implant when needed, we ensure that there is a safe distance around the implant, and also can plan it’s insertion angle so that the future crown and abutment can emerge from the gums in the proper way, and have a good occlusal relationship with the opposing tooth.

Proper Case Planning

Contact us by email to find out more, and see if this type of solution is possible for you.

Here are the procedures and prices for the initial planning phases of your implant. 

With the 3D tomography, we will credit 50% of the tomography cost towards your first implant.

If you do two or more implants at once, then the tomography is 100% credited towards your implant work at the time of completion.

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