Dental implants are one of the greatest innovations of modern dentistry–and they’re constantly getting better. There are many technological advances that have come since the original implant innovation, and these technologies allow us to improve your dental implant experience and results.
The best way to learn how dental implant technology applies to your case is to talk to an implant dentist in person. Please call (619) 299-5925 today for an appointment at Strober Dental in San Diego.
Dental Implant Options
Dental implants are more than just a simple titanium rod. They come with many options to help ensure the best possible integration with the bone. And these options help ensure that your dental implant will do a good job of supporting your particular dental restoration. Dental implants come in various lengths and widths. Surfaces can be treated in different ways and coated with different materials to encourage integration with bone. They also have different types of screw threads: different shapes, sizes, and gauges can help work with different types of bone and different bone densities.
Having access to all these different types of dental implants allows us to pick the best dental implant for your situation.
Dental Implant Restorations
The dental implant is like the root of your tooth: it’s vitally important, but it’s not what you’re going to see. It’s the restoration that makes up the cosmetic portion of the dental implant, and we utilize advanced technology to ensure that these restorations are as customized as your dental implant.
Modern restorations for dental implants are made of advanced ceramics. Not only are these ceramics very natural in appearance–almost indistinguishable from natural teeth–they are also very strong. The ceramics we use may be ten times as strong as natural tooth enamel–or more!
And we can also utilize CEREC technology to manufacture your implant restorations right in our office. Using a digital scan of your teeth, we can construct a 3D model of the restoration, then send that to a computer-controlled diamond mill that carves the dental crown or small dental bridge out of a block of advanced ceramic. We can then custom-dye the restoration to get an ideal color match before it is secured in place on your dental implants.
Imaging for Precise Planning
When dental implants were first being placed, it was common to plan an exploratory surgery to find out what the true state of the jawbone was. Dental x-rays just couldn’t tell us all we needed to know.
But nowadays, exploratory surgery has been replaced with cone beam computerized tomography. This imaging approach uses a series of x-rays from different angles to construct a 3D image of the jawbone, telling us not only the shape of the bone, but also its density. With fewer surprises, we are able to plan your procedure more precisely and achieve better stability immediately, so you are more likely to be able to get your replacement tooth the same day your implant is placed–and get better long-term results.
Neuromuscular dentistry looks at your mouth as an interrelated system of complex components, where each component must do its job precisely and well to improve the functioning of the whole.
Neuromuscular dentistry helps us ensure your dental implants interact harmoniously with the other components of this system. That leads to better comfort, better function, less risk of damage to your natural teeth, and a greater likelihood your dental implant is going to last.
Technology Is Just a Tool
Of course, it’s important to remember that, as remarkable as dental implant technology is, it’s still just a tool that requires the expert hand of the dentist to ensure proper implant placement, healing, and restoration.
That’s why your dental implant team at Strober Dental includes an implant specialist–periodontist Dr. Tina Beck–as well as a highly trained cosmetic and neuromuscular dentist. With two dentists working together, they can utilize the marvels of modern dental implant technology to give you attractive, functional, and long-lasting dental implant results.
Please call (619) 299-5925 today for an appointment at Strober Dental to discuss dental implants in San Diego.