If you suffer from broken or missing teeth, you may be considering dental implants. Dental implants look, act and feel like your normal teeth making them the best alternative to your natural teeth. If you require more than one dental implant, you may be considering All-on-4, All-on-6 or All-on-X dental implants. All-on-4 implants are prosthetic teeth attached to 4 dental implants, but some patients may benefit from 5-8, in turn All-on-6 or All-on-X procedures may be the best option. 3
As technology is ever changing, medical advancements are as well. The dental implant industry is constantly evolving and one of the newest trends is “guided dental implant surgery”. During guided dental implant surgery your dental surgeon utilizes sophisticated equipment to “guide” the implant into the correct placement, taking into account the patient’s teeth structure, nerves, as well as, soft and hard tissues. The guide(s) are placed on top of the area the dental implant will be placed during the surgical procedure ensuring pinpoint accuracy. This guided technology is especially beneficial for All-on-X cases ensuring your experienced dental surgeon places your dental implants with incredible accuracy and reliability.
For his All-on-X cases, Dr. Young uses guided software to examine images created by a cone beam CT scan in order to visually see every area of your mouth, including your existing teeth, bone, tissues and nerves.4 Dr. Young is then able to precisely map out the placement of your dental implants onto stackable guides (to be used during the procedure), allowing him to pinpoint exactly where your dental implants should be placed. The day of your procedure Dr. Young will use the stackable guides to accurately place your All-on-X dental implants. The extensive planning the guided software utilizes eliminates virtually any unanticipated problems ensuring a smooth, efficient minimally invasive procedure. Due to the reliable, smooth nature of the procedure you will most likely experience quicker healing, less downtime and lower risk of swelling or infection.
Using surgical guides help ensure a thoroughly planned out procedure, but it is imperative to find an experienced dental surgeon with ample experience and training with dental implant surgery, as well as abundant knowledge of the fundamental principles of anatomy and surgery to correctly [use the] guided technology. The human body is “extremely intricate and variable” and though technology is amazing, it does not replace your dental surgeon’s experience and intuition.2
Looking for a top dental implant surgeon in Southeast Michigan that can utilize guided dental implant technology? Look no further! Dr. Gregory J. Young is a Diplomate and board certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Additionally, he provides education, training and mentoring to his colleagues in all phases of implant dentistry. He has over 37 years of experience and dedicates his practice solely to implant dentistry and training.
If you are missing a tooth/teeth, have bone loss and are interested in dental implant surgery, please call 888.257.4025 to set up a consultation with Dr. Young. He has several office locations he works out of throughout Southeast Michigan.
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- Michael Tischler, DDS. Dentistry Today. Guided Implant Surgery. 1 November 2018. Website: https://www.dentistrytoday.com/guided-implant-surgery/
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- The Facial Surgery Center. 27 June 2020. The Benefits of Chrome Guided Implant Surgery. Found on December 7, 2021. Website: https://www.thefacialsurgerycenter.com/the-benefits-of-chrome-guided-implant-surgery/
- ROE Dental Laboratory. CHROME GuidedSmile. Found on January 12, 2022. Website: https://www.roedentallab.com/products/chrome-guidedsmile/