Computer Guided Dental Implants
I have just spent a pleasurable hour chatting to the dentist behind a new dental implant system called Implant Pilot. It is a new way of using computer guided surgery to make the whole procedure less stressful for our patients. By using accurate 3D jaw scans and combining them with optical scans of your mouth, the more conventional approach of cutting and folding back the gum can often be avoided. While the technology involved is both amazing and exciting the important part is that it means fewer stitches or in some cases none at all after treatment. Most patients tell us after implant placement that they were pleasantly surprised at how straight forwards the process was but I do think that this system has the potential to take things to the next level, increasing comfort and reducing tenderness on the days after treatment. Anything that can make implant based treatments even easier to cope with than they already are can only be a good thing. Our team are scheduled to learn more about this new technology soon and are hoping to incorporate this technology into our practice at Craigentinny Dental Care over the coming months.