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Solutions to gum disease or decay
When teeth are lost due to gum disease or decay, they occasionally have to be removed. This can result in problems with eating and function, not to mention the aesthetic aspect of missing teeth. Modern day dentistry has advanced considerably and missing teeth can easily be replaced. This can be in the form of a denture, a dental bridge or a dental implant.
Titanium based implants are fast becoming the ideal solution to replacing missing teeth. They are placed in the jaw bone to support a crown, which aims to replicate the normal function and appearance of a natural tooth.
Dental implants are small titanium cylinders which are placed in the jaw and support a crown (part of tooth which is above the gum line).
Here at Concordia we use the latest technological advances to place dental Implants using the world class Bio Horizon system of Guided Implant Surgery. It is a modern method of installing dental implants in patients, it uses computers to scan the patient’s mouth and create a 3D model, which allows the dentist to plan the optimum procedure before carrying it out.
With the new guided implant placement you will enjoy the following advantages:
- safer and less complex surgery which in some cases requires only minimum incision of the gum
- shorter operation time, less discomfort, better healing
- Optimised aesthetic, function and hygiene of restoration due to advanced virtual planning and positioning
- Considering vital anatomy (e.g., nerves, tooth roots, adjacent implants) through the ability to visualise surrounding anatomy and planning the placement of a dental implant according to the ideal tooth position.
- Guided Implant Placement surgery can result in better understanding of patient-specific factors. The software alerts the surgeon of any problem during the surgery and the implant can be repositioned to eliminate potential risk.
- Virtual planning allows patients to better understand their treatment options and risks through visualisation of the intended results.
- Appointment time for the procedure is vastly reduced from 90 mins to 15 mins with Guided Implant surgery and patients may only need a few simple painkillers to take for one or two days after surgery.
How does guided surgery work?
The amazing feature of this transparent dental technology is that it allows you to see your future teeth first in the virtual animation and the software decides where the best placement for your implants is positioned. This often makes our patients feel reassured, safe and better prepared for the surgery.
This digital data gained from your CBCT scan together with the intra-oral scan helps our expert in guided surgery, Dr Pieter Grobbelaar to virtually plan and select the appropriate length and diameter of your implants and to avoid interfering with vital structures such as nerves.
Dr Pieter Grobbelaar carries out all measurements such as correct depth, angulation and other parameters virtually before he starts with your dental implant procedure. Throughout the guided dental implant placement, Dr Pieter Grobbelaar refers to the which is a tool for the transfer of the planned implant position from the computer to the patient’s mouth. This guide makes sure that the ideal implant position is found without damaging the surrounding anatomical structures within the shortest surgical timeframe possible.
All aspects of the implant placement, time lengths and costing will be discussed in full to ensure you are fully aware of the treatment plan before you begin. The procedure can also be done under sedation if you are nervous or anxious about this. The implant costs in the region of £2500-£2800 per tooth.
Guided Surgery From BioHorizons