Dr. Blevins achieves the perfect implant placement for each patient by using 3D imaging and surgical guides. Whether you lost one tooth or an entire arch, you can trust our dental implant dentist for the best results.
Given proper care, your dental implants should last for decades. Call today to request a consultation with our dental implant dentist in Mullins, SC.
Up until just a few years ago, implant dentistry diagnostics and treatment planning used conventional x-rays to assess bone and tissue quantity and quality, along with basic 2D technical data to determine where each implant would be placed.
Conventional x-rays, however, oftentimes failed to reveal certain tissue conditions that could contribute to or directly cause an unwantedfailure. These conditions wouldn’t be revealed until dental implant surgery actually began, and were routinely at fault for sudden changes in treatment planning or the failure of the dental implants.
Yesterday’s free-hand dental implant placements depended primarily upon what could be seen or evaluated with old-fashioned x-rays,which can routinely generate treatment errors.
Dr. Blevins’s use of 3D imaging, on the other hand, enables us to develop the ideal surgery protocols for placing a single tooth implant, several implants, or an entire arch of teeth.
A patient’s entire dental implant surgery protocol is planned and visualized before treatment even begins. We use 3D scanning software to create special surgical templates for preparing bone tissue (where it needs to be trimmed or revised) and for creating a surgical guide that assures each and every implant is placed at a precise location with precise depth, width, and centering within the jawbone. This virtually eliminates errors.
Each and every tooth implant is selected and placed based on the technical data provided by the scan. Different dental implant types, widths, and lengths are individually selected for each location. The concept of one-dental-implant-fits-all no longer exists.
Not sure if you should choose dentures or dental implants? We use 3D imaging to help you imagine what you’d look like with dentures versus . With this information, you’re able to make the best use of your treatment dollars.