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Dental Implant Technology in Houston, TX

One of the forefronts that we're working with is implant technology is new treatment planning models for the delivery for the all in four, all in five cases. Those treatment plan models are becoming more sophisticated. We are using currently a system that allows us to use combined 3D technology with our cone beam. We also have the intra-oral scanner and, with a certain amount of planning, we're able to have patients who want what we'll call teeth in a day, teeth in an hour, and deliver them in a very precise way. That means that the surgery done by computer digital planning, which is very, very accurate. And second, the prosthesis is made through computer technology. We're able to have the teeth made digitally, so to speak. So the accuracy is really incredible and that makes the final prosthesis a very simple step to make for the patients. This allows convenience, accuracy, and actually less pain and discomfort for the patient for that surgery.

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Illuma CBCT Scanner

ILLUMA can create detailed, truly revolutionary images for your oral surgeon so the planning of your implant procedure is extremely precise. The entire process only requires a few minutes, and the amount of radiation received is negligible. Patients can personally view these images and attain a sense of confidence about their treatment plan before any surgery is performed.

CT Scan Guided Surgery

Accuracy and precision are crucial when it comes to performing a successful dental implant placement. With the help of CT scan and computer planning technology, the results of your surgical process are more promising than ever before, allowing for renewed oral health, a stronger aesthetic appearance, and increased implant longevity.

How can CT Scan Guided Surgery help me?

This advanced system assists Dr. Koo not only in placing your implants in the ideal position for later restoration, but also evaluating your oral condition ahead of time and foreseeing potential issues. It can be determined whether or not bone grafting is necessary before implant surgery, and any anatomical concerns can be avoided. Having all of this important knowledge is possible because the CT scan provides your surgeon with the exact dimensions of your mouth, including the jawbone, sinuses, nerves, and more. 

Who’s right for CT Scanner Guided Surgery?

CT-guided implant placement is usually more strongly recommended for patients who are in need of full-mouth restoration, those who’ve suffered significant bone loss, or those who are facing cosmetic concerns. Typically, cases with any kind of complexity involved can benefit from this technology. It may not be deemed necessary for conventional surgeries.

The stages of planning implant placement with CT Scan Guided Surgery include:

Tissue and Bone Engineering

When it comes to the placement of dental implants, many patients have found lack of gum tissue or deteriorated jawbone to be a roadblock in their quest to achieve a full, strong smile. Thankfully, our Houston implant surgeon is proud to offer the latest in bone and tissue engineering technology. With these state-of-the-art techniques, your missing structure can be seamlessly restored and a new, durable foundation for implants and replacement teeth can be created. These include: