Guided Implant Surgery
Dental implant surgery is a minimally-invasive dental restorative surgery that is performed to restore a missing tooth root. Dental implant is the most effective treatment for a lost tooth and can last for a lifetime with proper care.
At Thomas P. Rafferty, DDS, we offer dental implant treatment to restore your mouth’s chewing and speaking ability and to help you regain your smile.
What is Guided Implant Surgery?
A guided implant involves the use of specialized dental machinery and imaging technology to aid in the manufacture or placement of dental implants more accurately and efficiently.
Computer-guided dental implant surgeries are also performed much faster than traditional implant surgeries since many steps that require several days to complete can now be completed within a single day.
The technology comprises 3D imaging, digital radiograph, computerized tomography scans, and CAD/CAM imaging. The process of a guided dental implant surgery at Thomas P. Rafferty, DDS is as follows:
The Benefits of Guided Implant Surgery
Guided dental surgery has improved conventional dental implant surgery in many ways in terms of accuracy, preciseness, and efficiency.
Limitations of Guided Implant Surgery
Although guided dental implant surgery affords a lot of efficiency, accuracy, and safety, it requires a pretty steep learning curve as the process is highly sensitive and requires excellent technical prowess.
In addition, some mild complications have been seen as a result of discrepancies between the digital simulations and the reality.
Guided dental implant surgery is one of the many breakthrough innovations in the field of dentistry. Although knowledge of it is very valuable, it does not replace the knowledge and expertise of a dental surgeon. If you would like to benefit from guided dental implant surgery, Dr. Thomas Rafferty at Thomas P. Rafferty, DDS has the most updated software machines and the training to use them.
Call us today at (978) 720-9009 to schedule a consultation appointment with us.