We are please to have Hal Reed D.D.S., M.S. offering dental implants in our practice. Dr. Reed is a board certified Fellow in the American Board of Periodontics with years of surgical periodontal practice. Dr. Reed utilizes the latest in precision-guided surgical dental implant placement using our state-of-the-art CBCT (3-dimensional) radiography.

Dental implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.

A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.

Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without thinking about your teeth.

What is image guided dental implant surgery?

It is today's most advanced method of placing dental implants, one that uses a combination of state-of-the-art medical/dental technology and cutting edge surgical techniques to provide our dental patients with exceptional implant-based dental restoration results.

About Image Guided Dental Implant Surgery

Image guided dental implant placement procedures uses information gathered by today's accurate, detailed 3D imaging technology and specialized software to aid in formulating precise virtual surgical plans, based upon an interactive, three-dimensional virtual model of a patient's face, mouth and oral structures. Then, these plans can be implemented in real time with the assistance of precise computer guidance to ensure the optimal positioning and placement of dental implants.

Advantages

The result of this technology is an implant placement procedure that is safer and more accurate than traditional implant surgeries, increasing the reliability of dental implant treatment. With the use advanced, 3D imaging and virtual models, we are provided with the ability to see the exact position and condition of critical structures, including the nerves, adjacent tooth roots and sinus cavities, before surgery, reducing risk of surgical complications. Bone quality and quantity can also be more accurately assessed during the planning phase,

leading to increased dental implant success rates. The more precise implant placement that this technology enables also sets the stage for better aesthetic outcomes, making the restoration phase of treatment easier and more accurate.

Image guided dental implant surgery also means faster, more comfortable procedures for patients. The added precision inherent in this type of surgery allows implants to be placed more quickly and with smaller incisions as compared to traditional implant surgeries. Smaller incisions mean less pain during and after surgery, less risk of infection and other post-surgical complications and faster recovery times. Additionally, virtual models used during the planning phase allow patients an opportunity to see the predicted results – what they will look like after treatment – giving them the chance to make more informed and accurate choices when presented with several treatment options.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reed for a consultation regarding dental implants, please call us at 304-594-1670.

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