Today, dental implants are considered to be one of the safest and most efficient tooth replacement options for patients with damaged or lost teeth. As technological advancements edge oral and maxillofacial surgeons toward more refined surgical techniques, oral and maxillofacial surgeons have proudly stood at the forefront of implementing transformative dentistry through dental technologies.
Taking Your Dental Health into the 21st Century
When it comes the quality of patient care in dentistry, there’s no question that technology has played a critical role in transforming the ability of an oral surgeon to improve a smile and a life through oral surgery.
Transformative dentistry impacted by technology
Some of the most impactful technological advancements for oral surgeons and their patients come in the form imaging and planning technologies. Modern imaging technology helps your oral and maxillofacial surgeon learn to plan an effective and informed treatment plan. By enabling your oral surgeon to ‘see’ the surgery site, your oral surgeon can perform your procedure digitally, helping to eliminate the probability of something unplanned happening during your procedure.
Improvements in dental implant materials
As technology improves our ability to perform surgery, implant sizes, materials, and systems for placement have seen technological advancements as well. Since the discovery that titanium facilitates osseointegration, dental implants are now more functional and biocompatible.
Enhanced ability to provide bone support
In addition to improved technologies and techniques, medical advancements mean that your oral surgeon can provide bone support after the loss of one or more teeth. Typically, after you lose a tooth, your jawbone will deteriorate where the tooth or teeth used to be. Ridge augmentation that uses bone and tissue-grafting procedures can be used to fill in the spaces where jaw bone has been lost, so there’s better support for your dental implant placement.
Talk to a Board Certified Oral Surgeon Today
Advances in dental implant technologies mean that oral and maxillofacial surgeons are equipped with the tools and knowledge you need to get the smile of your dreams. Talk to your dentist or local oral surgeon to start your journey to a healthier smile, today.