Implants with digital technology: advantages and disadvantages
As in other areas of healthcare, dentistry has improved steadily in Australia over the past decade. Periodontal disease and tooth decay affect millions of Australians each year.
With a growing population and an ageing population, people are losing their teeth at an increasing rate. The advantages of digital teeth implants over traditional bridges and dentures are their realistic appearance and long-lasting durability.
We can use our teeth for more than just mechanical purposes; they can also be used to enhance our appearance. Unsightly gaps can have psychological and social consequences, as our appearance affects our mood.
The loss of teeth can result in other health issues as well. If you lack molars, your front teeth can become compressed and pushed forward because they weren’t designed to support facial height or chew food. Without teeth and gums to support them, lips and cheeks sag, looking aged. Bone loss can lead to shrinking gums and further ageing.
Implants made with digital technology: what are they?
A dental implant has a root, just like a natural tooth. Implants are titanium posts surgically positioned inside the jaw that hold replacement teeth, bridges, and dentures in place.
A dental implant osseointegration with the bone during the osseointegration process. Strong bonds are formed between the implant and the surrounding bone.
The jawbone fuses with implants, giving prosthetic teeth a firm foundation. Following the placement of implants and healing of the site, a dentist can mount replacement artificial teeth on them.
Taking advantage of modern technology, DIO dental implants offer fully digital implant systems. The fully digital system allows the planning, manufacturing, and scanning of the planned procedure to be analysed in detail. We can connect you with a dentist who performs digital implant surgery for a free consultation.
The use of 3D computer models allows for precise placement of digital implants. By reducing your time spent in the dental chair and simplifying the process, you can save a lot of time and money. It results in faster recovery after surgery, as the surgical time is reduced, reducing infection risk.
What Is the Pain Level of Digital Dental Implants?
3D CT imaging is used in digital surgery to locate nerves and bones. Traditional dental implant surgery requires a large incision that extends to the bone.
Unlike traditional dental implants, computer-guided digital implants do not raise the gingival flap or require sutures. This reduces bleeding, swelling, and recovery time.
The use of digital implants may allow patients with conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes to undergo dental surgery with less bleeding and swelling. Your local dental clinic can help you find out more by scheduling a free consultation.
A long-term solution
If your teeth have been damaged by decay or injury, a digital teeth implant can restore functionality and aesthetics. The durability of dental implants makes them permanent once they have been installed.