The Rise of Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
The use of dental technology has been a vital tool for Dr. Kremer throughout his career in dentistry and for his Chico team. Implant surgery, specifically, has continued to evolve through new techniques and innovative technologies that help us provide lasting results in an efficient matter.
Back in 1999, when Kremer first began serving patients in Chico, dental implant planning applications also began to develop. This was the start of virtual implants through 2D and 3D imaging and a new beginning for the world of implant dentistry. Advanced CT scans and precise presurgical planning made cutting-edge prosthetic treatments available for patients suffering from tooth loss.
These surgically guided treatment plans changed the game for implant surgery. Dentists were able to access impeccably accurate depictions of teeth, provide shorter surgery and recovery time for patients, and deliver long-lasting results. Here at Kremer Dental Care, we are just one of 4 percent of dentists who use computer-guided implant technology, making us a leading competitor in Chico.
How Dr. Kremer Utilizes Guided Implant Surgery
Also known as “crown down” planning, computer-guided implant surgery is a way of creating the entire dental implant treatment plan digitally. Using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning and digital intraoral impressions, we are able to receive a nearly exact match of your jaw and complete oral structure. Rather than using messy impressions or freehanding the dental implant placement, our computer-guided surgery removes the risk of human error by digitizing the process.
Guided implant surgery starts with CBCT scans, where we take digital images of the jaw and a 3D photo of the teeth and mouth. A virtual model is then created and used to plan the entire dental implant treatment—from root positioning to the shaping of the restoration. Once the design is finished, the surgical guide for placing your dental implant is manufactured.
Given the precision possible with computer-guided implant surgery, our Chico dentists are capable of placing the implant within 200 microns of the ideal position on the 3D image. Not only does accuracy improve the longevity of your dental implant, but it also ensures your procedure fits your unique dental needs.
At Kremer Dental Care, our guided surgery system is integrated with CEREC same day restorations. Thanks to this innovative technology, our dentists are able to keep all aspects of the procedure in-house.
Advantages of Guided Dental Implant Surgery
Beyond precision, guided surgery offers several unique advantages that are not generally available with other implant placement systems. The benefits of our CAD-CAM dental implant guides include:
- Done efficiently with little to no error
- More cost-effective and affordable
- Completed all under one roof by our Chico dentists
- Safer and more comfortable
- Long-term success
Transform Your Smile Today
At Kremer Dental Care, our mission is to provide patients with beautiful smiles that last well into the future. By relying on computer guided implant surgery, Dr. Kremer and his team are able to help patients with varying degrees of tooth loss completely restore their smiles. Whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire arch of teeth, this comprehensive system ensures that all aspects of your smile are addressed. To learn more about computer guided surgery in Chico and Butte County, contact Kremer Dental Care today and schedule a complimentary consultation.