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17 May 2018

Pre-planning and accuracy are essential for a successful implant surgery.

Dental implant placement is a precise procedure that needs to be carefully planned to make sure that it is a success.

Although, to the layman, it may seem that all it involves is screwing an artificial tooth into the jawbone, it is much more sophisticated than that.

At the Confidental Clinic in Surbiton, the use of 3D scans plays a critical part in making sure that patients have a safe and successful implant procedure.

Bone density

One of the most important factors that we look at when deciding whether a patient is a suitable candidate for implant placement, is their bone structure. Sufficient healthy bone is needed to place the implant into and using a scanner enables us to see the quantity and quality of this. Whilst some types of implant placement, such as the use of Zygomatic implants, means that less bone is necessary, many individual implant placements would need a prior bone graft or sinus lift where insufficient bone was present.

Implant placement

As well as checking the bone structure, 3D scans allow us to see precisely where the implant should be placed. This not only helps to ensure an aesthetically pleasing outcome, but also ensures that the new implant will function exactly as it should. In addition to this, there are nerves in the bone which need to be avoided. 3D scans allow us to identify these and avoid them.

In addition to these benefits that a 3D scan provides, the technology used also uses a lower dose of radiation than traditional x-rays. Whilst these are also safe, any reduction can only be a positive thing.

Benefits of a successful placement

Surbiton patients who have had dental implants placed at the Confidental Clinic, generally find that not only do their new dental implants look entirely natural, but, after the initial period, feel very natural too. After a little while, you will probably forget that you have them as you go about your daily life.

Our extensively trained implant dentists will take good care of you and are happy to discuss any aspect of the procedure that you may not be sure about.

The first step to having dental implants is to discuss this with an implant dentist. We will also discuss any health issues that you may have which could have an effect on the outcome. You can be sure that you will be in good hands with our Surbiton dentists and we look forward to seeing you!

To arrange your initial consultation at the Confidental Clinic, please call us on 020 8399 1291.

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