Since the purpose of dental implants is to replace missing teeth with results that are virtually indistinguishable from the look and function of natural teeth, the exact and precise placement of the implants is of utmost importance. A dental implant is basically an artificial tooth root with a customized crown permanently affixed to the top of it. The “root” needs to be placed in a very specific way to yield results that look and feel as if you never had a missing tooth in the first place. Fortunately, our Redondo Beach dentist, Dr. Michael Fulbright, utilizes a state-of-the-art technology that can produce an intricate surgical guide for the placement of dental implants, allowing him greater accuracy and enhanced precision while making the treatment more efficient and reducing the risk of complications or unsatisfactory results. The GALILEOS® ComfortPLUS 3-D Cone Beam imaging system takes the revolutionary dental implant procedure one step further by significantly enhancing our ability to provide the best possible outcomes.
Before the dental implants are placed, we will take x-rays using the Cone Beam imaging technology. This will produce an incredibly detailed view of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures, providing Dr. Fulbright with a “map” to plan the most accurate implant placement. By using this surgical guide for dental implants, Dr. Fulbright can achieve greater assurance that they will fit in the most comfortable and natural way possible. This planning technique can also reduce the overall treatment time and help Dr. Fulbright predict the results of treatment with better accuracy.
The GALILEOS® imaging system along with CEREC® restoration technology allows our practice to provide exemplary dental implant treatment that can produce long-lasting, beautiful results. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, we encourage you to contact Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry today.