The world of imaging, which enables adapting a personal look, home design and such, has also penetrated the area of dentistry, including dental implanting, and today constitutes one of the most advanced means in this process. Computerized dental implanting utilizes CT machines, shorten the treatment time and guarantee impressive results in every mouth.
For the past three decades, the area of dental implants has been gaining momentum every year, with the introduction of advanced systems, such as the method of single day dental implanting, basal implanting in case of jaw bone deficiency, sinus lifting and more.
Before the introduction of computerized dental implanting, dentists used their personal knowledge in technologies which today can be defined as “obsolete” in order to perform the procedure. They would plan the work and its execution based on the results of a clinical examination, would take two-dimensional X-rays such as a panoramic photograph, in order to see the entire mouth and suit crowns and such.
This way, in an attempt to adapt the treatment method and plan the teeth implant procedure to the patient, many questions arose, such as: what is the jaw’s internal structure? What is the bone’s capability of absorbing the dental implant? What should be the implant’s optimal length? These questions and more could not be answered in advance, and it was necessary to begin the implanting process and only then examine the results. Consequently, occasionally it was necessary to return and repair previous unsuccessful procedures.
Final Restoration Model using Computerized Imaging
Nowadays, computerized imaging assists dentists performing dental implanting, who require a lot of data on the jaw’s bone and anatomy. Computerized imaging constitutes part of the process of selecting the method of treatment and suiting teeth, when the information about the jaw is delivered to the treating dentist via the computer.
Using computerized imaging it is possible to build a unique plastic model of the missing teeth. The patient’s mouth is photographed and he undergoes a CT scan, as part of which , due to the model’s specific material, the dentist can estimate the structure of the implants compared with the jaw’s anatomic structure and reach the correct decisions.
The CT images are transferred to be deciphered and segmented by a designated dental implanting computer program, which makes a three-dimensional model of the jaw and, using the data received, the dentist examines whether his planning of the location of the implants was correct, the appropriate angle to perform the implanting, and even prepares a basis with the exact location of the implants, which assists him in the process of placing the dental implants in their correct locations in the jaw.
Computerized Imaging Saves Time and Prevents Unnecessary Pain and Suffering
The fact that the dentist performing the dental implanting can receive the critical data about the jaw via the computerized scanning, guarantees maximal suitability of the implanting method to the jaw’s condition and structure, placing the implants in the correct locations as well as preparing for any problem arising during the imaging.