Surgically Guided Implants


The planning stages of dental implant procedures are some of the most important steps in the process, and our practice utilizes the best technology available to ensure precise treatment and exemplary results. With 3-Dimensional Cone Beam x-ray techniques, our experienced dentist, Dr. Michael Fulbright, can produce a detailed planning guide for the placement of your dental implants. This guide is designed to enhance accuracy and efficiency while increasing the chances that your implants will be look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of surgically guided dental implant procedures?

3-Dimensional CT scanning technology is a huge leap forward in dental imaging, offering some of the most detailed and precise pictures possible. While the GALILEOS® ComfortPLUS 3-D Imaging system can be utilized for a number of dental procedures, one of its most ideal uses is for the dental implant treatment planning process. This innovative technology serves as an intricate surgical guide, which allows for:

  • Enhanced accuracy and more precise placement of the implant or implants
  • Results that are more predictable in the planning stages of treatment
  • A reduced risk of complications or inexact placement of the implant
  • A more comfortable and natural fit for the implant
  • Reduced overall treatment time
  • Long-term results

How does the process work?

Once you have been evaluated by Dr. Fulbright and determined to be a good candidate for dental implants, he will create a customized treatment plan designed to meet your needs. In the initial planning stages of treatment, the GALILEOS® ComfortPLUS 3-D Imaging system will be used to create a crystal clear image of your skull and even part of the neck. These images will feature extraordinarily detailed views of your teeth, gums, and bone structure, which allows Dr. Fulbright to select the specific placement of the implant with unparalleled precision. By utilizing this 3-Dimensional surgical mapping system before your treatment even begins, Dr. Fulbright can be more sure that the implant will truly yield results that are virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Surgically guided implant techniques can be used for procedures that replace a single tooth and for those replacing multiple teeth. In fact, this process is particularly advantageous for single-tooth replacement procedures because of the precision necessary for successfully placing the implant between two natural teeth. Ultimately, the GALILEOS® makes it possible for Dr. Fulbright to place dental implants with greater accuracy than ever before, significantly increasing the chances that the implants will fit as naturally and perfectly as possible and reducing the risk of dissatisfaction with results.

If you would like to learn more about our comprehensive dental implant procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry today.

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