|Dr. Alice Moran, DMD : leading orange county dental implant expert in San Clemente, California|
Today's dental implant technologies offer you a safe, successful and proven method for installation of permanent, biocompatible replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants can successfully resolve many problems associated with tooth loss that previously required replacement by removable dentures or more invasive oral surgery.
Innovative treatment planning for optimal outcomes
Dr. Moran uses CT Scan (cone beam) guided surgery. This involves the use of three dimensional conebeam imaging to better visualize the patient's bone without having to surgically expose the area.
Based upon the findings of the cone beam, a treatment plan of the implant operation is made using specialized computer software on the cone beam scan. This information is then transferred to a computer generated surgical template which guides the implant instrumentation exactly to the desired location in such a way that it matches the treatment plan and turns it into reality.
Guided surgery provides a link between the surgeons plan and the actual surgery. It also has several important enhancements and advantages over conventional surgeries. First, the patient and the surgeon are better prepared for what they will encounter during the procedure. Complete information about the quality and quantity of the bone makes it possible to determine the ideal location for the implants which enhances the final esthetic and functional outcome and also avoids important anatomy in the area. This translates into fewer complications, surgery time is often decreased, and the patient has an easier and smoother recovery.
The many benefits of dental implants
Patients have the option of replacing one tooth, several teeth and even complete dentures with an implant-supported tooth, an implant-supported bridge or several implant-supported teeth. Another key benefit of dental implants is they can stabilize existing dentures and increase their chewing strength. Since implants feel like and function as natural teeth, they make it easy for you to eat, speak and smile comfortably and with confidence. Dental implants can restore your self-esteem and improve your quality of life.
Are you going to lose all of your teeth? You may benefit from Nobel's "all on four or five" treatment.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
In order to replace missing teeth with an implant, you must have a sufficient level of bone in your jaw to support the implant. If your tooth or teeth have been missing for several years, there may not be enough bone height to support an implant. In that case, you may be a candidate for mini-implants.
Do you have a dental implant that is failing?
Dr. Moran is an expert in treating failing dental implants with the Periolase by Millennium (LAPIP procedure).
To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants and your dental implant treatment options, call Dr. Moran's San Clemente Orange County dental implant surgery office at 949-361-GUMS to schedule your preferred appointment today.