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Dental Implants – Planning and Placement

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Need to replace missing teeth? There are many ways to go about it — bridges, partial dentures — but nothing compares to dental implants. Replacing a tooth down to the very root provides patients with unparalleled support, confidence, and functionality.

The dental implant process involves many steps and many tools. Precise planning of the implant site is paramount to the success of dental implants. Placing the implants in the wrong position, drastically increases the risk of failure of the implant, and many unnecessary complications for the patient.

Precise dental x-rays give you a clear view into the underlying bone structure of your patients’ jaw, allowing you to see exactly where your implant needs to go. High resolution digital x-rays give you many treatment benefits:

•  Fast image processing time for instant review.

•  High resolution to see sensitive structures within the jaw.

•  Digital files for easy manipulation and digital planning for accuracy.

The QuickRay Dental X-Ray Sensor provides all of this functionality in a small profile that’s not unpleasant for the patient to have in their mouth while images are taken. They’re also durable and shock-absorbent in case of an accident — or a nervous patient accidentally biting down on one.

Without proper planning of dental X-rays, you risk

•  Hitting nerves and causing permanent damage.

•  Not placing the implant in sufficient bone and risking the structural integrity of the implant.

•  Placing the implant in a location that could compromise the overall health of the jaw and adjacent teeth.

Another aspect of planning is getting accurate impressions of the patient’s mouth to make the prosthesis to go on the implant. VPS impression material comes in both fast and regular set formulations – regular set taking 2:30, and fast set taking just one minute. Tear-proof and dimensionally stable, it boasts a durometer of over 40.

Once the implant has been successfully placed, it’s time for the next major step: placing the prosthesis. One of the best features of dental implants is their versatility. From replacing one tooth to an entire arch of teeth, dental implants form the perfect support structure to replace missing teeth.

Regardless of the type of prosthesis you need to fix to the implant, a permanent resin cement is needed to keep it in place. Dental implants, placed properly and well-maintained by the user, can last for many decades. It’s important for the cementing material to be able to last just as long – or at least, for a good length of time.

Mark 3 self-curing permanent cement has a high bond strength and is insoluble to oral fluids. It’s biocompatible, so won’t cause irritation in the patient’s mouth.

Give your patients the best results at all stages of the dental implant process. From the first scans and placement tests, to the final cementing of the permanent prosthesis, make sure you’re working with the best tools for the job. Ease of use, durability, patient comfort, and above all, the right results – tick all of those boxes and you’ll have a thriving business for life.