At D’Amico Dental Care we utilize the most current 3D CAD/CAM technology to plan and place implants as precisely as possible. The process starts with a 3D digital x-ray and a video scan of the inside of the patient’s mouth. These images are then merged together. The planning process then begins by virtually placing the implant into the 3D images. A plan is then proposed and a surgical guide is manufactured through which the implant will be placed. Many times we don’t even need to place any sutures as the technology allows us to perform the procedure in a minimally invasive manner. Patients are often surprised at how quickly it is performed and with very little discomfort.
The image below shows the surgical guide in place.