Guided implant surgery single tooth

Guided implant surgical case – minimal bony dimensions for dental implant placement.

This case is in progress, but it involves implant placement in minimal bony dimensions. This case would be extremely difficult to do without guided surgery. It would be very easy to perforate the alveolar housing. Using guided surgery though the implant can be meticulously placed, minimizing the risk of bony perforation ………

About Jack Wasserstein, DDS

I am a Periodontist in Valencia CA and I have been in private practice in since 1990. I am blessed to be able to say that my work is also my play. I hope to share my insights, with you, that I have cultivated over the last 20 years.

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2 Responses to Guided implant surgery single tooth

  1. Betsy Low May 22, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Concerning the lose front tooth with crown already there.
    For front tooth single dental implant, any side effects after the surgery or after the implant. Any complaint so far. Does the patient need to be evaluated for the gum condition before the implant : srews or cylinders you called. Thanks yr advice

  2. Jack Wasserstein, DDS May 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Hello Betsy,

    With any oral surgical procedure, the common side effects are pain, swelling, bleeding and infection. We try to mitigate these with medications that control the pain and swelling and prevent infection. Most patients experience mild pain and or swelling following a dental implant surgery, but its typically controlled with household medications such as Advil or Tylenol. With guided surgery post operative discomfort is minimal compared with the non guided approach for the following reasons. With guided surgery you are almost assured that the implant is contained within the bony housing and a surgical flap is not necessary for the placement. Much of the swelling is from the surgical flap. It is necessary in the non guided approach so that you can visualize the bone to place the implant. With the guided approach the guide directs the implant to depth and orientation within the bone, thus there is no need for the surgical flap. There can be exceptions to that if bone grafting is necessary at the time of implant placement or there are concerns about the quality of gingiva available. The patient does require evaluation prior to implant placement for a diagnosis and treatment planning session. I hope that answers all your questions. You can also post questions on our forum – ask a periodontist

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