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Dental Implant Technology – Austin, TX

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Dental implants in Lakeway are the most successful solution to treat tooth loss. They are the only treatment to replicate the entire tooth structure, including the root. Although this involves oral surgery and a multi-step plan, it allows you to enjoy a prosthetic that can stay in place for a lifetime with the right aftercare. In fact, dental implants have over a 95% success rate to last for decades. Besides the qualifications and experience of the dentist, their long-term success starts with the right foundation. State-of-the-art technology plays an influential role in creating the groundwork they need to thrive. Our office uses the latest advancements in dentistry to ensure the best results. We promote the long-term success of your new smile using a CT/Cone Beam Scanner.

What is a CT/Cone Beam Scanner?

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When it comes to the success of dental implants, regular dental or facial X-rays aren’t enough because they don’t give the full picture of your oral health. As a result, certain issues that can harm your new smile may be overlooked, like bone loss or infection.

Dental cone beam computer tomography (CT) is a type of X-ray equipment; however, it goes a step further than traditional imaging. Instead, it creates a three-dimensional visualization of your teeth, nerve pathways, soft tissues, and bone in a single, quick scan.

The machine rotates around your head to capture multiple images from various angles. The images are then compiled into a single 3-D image. We can manipulate and enlarge the image to see even the smallest of details to create a successful treatment plan.

Generally, the entire scan takes less than one minute to perform. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort; however, you’ll need to remove any metal, including heading aids, hair pins, and eyeglasses.

Why is a CT Scan Necessary for Dental Implants?

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A CT scan plays an influential role in your treatment plan from state-to-finish. We use the scan to assess your oral health and structures to determine your candidacy for dental implants. Based on the results of a visual examination and the scan, the information may show you need additional procedures before undergoing your placement surgery, such as periodontal therapy, tooth extractions, bone grafting, or a sinus lift.

After the groundwork has been created for your new smile, the scan is used to pinpoint the precise location for your dental implants to be surgically placed into your jawbone. The scan allows us to see where the nerve pathways, sinuses, and naval cavities are located to avoid placing the posts in the wrong location while also determining the thickest areas of your jaw to adequately support the posts.

Choose the Best Technology

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Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is a big investment. We help to ensure your new smile has everything it needs to thrive from the very beginning using the latest technology. Choose the elite dental care you deserve with a CT/Cone Beam Scanner to aid your dental implant procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.