Dental implants are probably the greatest advance in dental technology in our time. Dental implants allow us to restore your lost teeth with new teeth that look and function like natural teeth. But they aren’t just one technology, they’re many technologies that all work together to ensure dental implant recipients have a comfortable, safe, and effective treatment.
If you are looking for an high technology implant dentistry in Summerlin that is also caring, compassionate, and patient-centered, please call (702) 873-0324 today for an appointment with implant dentist Dr. James B. Polley.
It may not seem like it’s part of the dental implant procedure, but actually general anesthesia makes an important contribution to ensuring a quality dental implant experience. Some people are very concerned about the potential for discomfort during a dental implant procedure. General anesthesia allows us to provide a fully comfortable procedure, even for people with high levels of anxiety. It is also very helpful for long and complex implant procedures.
General anesthesia is a highly technical procedure that requires complex protocols and equipment to ensure your safety, which is why most dental offices in Summerlin can’t provide it, but at the office of Dr. James B. Polley, our highly trained staff is prepared to undertake it safely, which is why we’re one of the few offices that are licensed to offer general sedation in the Summerlin area.
Another important tool for ensuring a quality dental implant procedure is the existence of better imaging tools. Imaging approaches like cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), which allows us to construct a three-dimensional model of your jawbone before we begin surgery, help us plan and execute dental implant procedures with a high degree of precision and certainty. Unlike early dental implant procedures, there’s no need for exploratory surgery.
We have just added an Orthophos S11i 3D, the latest in CBCT technology. With this new CBCT, we can get more consistent and more detailed images while you sit comfortably in the open space. It has great focusing technology that helps us zoom in on the area we want faster so that you can get in and out of appointments more quickly, and outstanding software integration speeds the process on our end, too. We are very excited about this new addition to our technological suite.
The dental implant itself is a marvel of technology. More than a simple rod of titanium, dental implants are highly engineered into a dizzying variety that allow us to provide you with the ideal dental implant for your situation.
Dental implants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Different shapes and sizes of threads allow for better integration into different types of bone, which can be aided by surface treatments (such as texturing) as well. Different lengths and diameters of implants can be matched to your bone size and your treatment goals so that you can get the ideal implant for you.
Angled implants, including zygomatic implants, allow us to maximize the amount of contact between implants and your bone.
The implant is largely a hidden marvel, but the restorations on top of the implant are beautiful wonders of innovation. New materials allow us to make restorations stronger than ever, allowing them to last longer and endure high levels of stress.
But these restorations are as beautiful or more so than restorations of the past, so that they can blend in imperceptibly with your natural teeth.
New dental implant attachment options are more friendly to your gum tissue, and can help make your implants more attractive. We also have more options so you can select the type of attachment that you desire, from fully fixed to easily removable.
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If you are interested in dental implants in the Summerlin area, please call (702) 873-0324 today for an appointment at the office of Dr. James B. Polley.