Computer Guided Implant Surgery
At Glenn Dental, we use cone beam CT technology in all our implant cases.
Dr. Glenn is a leading authority in the world on this subject and he travels extensively lecturing and teaching other dentists guided surgery techniques. So how does the process work? With a simple 8 second scan, we're able to see all the underlying anatomy of the teeth, sinuses, and jaws.
This knowledge allows us to plan the entire case virtually and generate a surgical guide which is 3d printed in our office. This results in faster procedures with greater precision, and greater margins of safety. For our patients, that translates to a much easier procedure and more predictable outcomes.
Here you can see a typical case where we used computer guided surgery to help place implants for a patient missing 3 teeth. By using virtual 3d planning, the implants were placed into the perfect positions to be restored while also avoiding the patient's sinus.