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How New Technology Is Improving Dental Implants

Posted on August 28th, 2019 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Dental implants have a long and successful history of replacing missing teeth. For many years, dentists have been placing implants with good success. Like most things, new and exciting technology has taken the success rate from good to great.

How Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a permanent solution for missing teeth. Unlike dentures, the implant is not removable. Unlike a bridge, adjoining teeth do not have to be ground down and weakened. Dentures and bridges are not connected to the jawbone. They rely on adjacent teeth for support. The life span of the teeth supporting the dental appliance is shortened.

Dental implants are anchored directly into the jawbone. The result is a replacement tooth that looks and acts every bit as well as the natural tooth it replaces.

The long-term success of the implant depends to a great extent on them being correctly positioned by the dental surgeon. Perfectly placed dental implants are stable, functional, and cosmetically pleasing.

The Latest in Dental Implant Technology

Even though early implant placement was not an exact science, success rates since the introduction of dental implants have been quite high. As new technologies became available, the positioning of the implant became more accurate, and the long-term results improved accordingly.

Three-dimensional imaging is now used to make accurate measurements of the implant site. The imaging results help dental surgeons determine the exact positioning of the implant and its physical size.

The technology, known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), is akin to technology commonly used in neurosurgery. Every movement of the surgeon is directed. The positioning accuracy is outstanding. This technology ensures that the implant is in the precise position for function and appearance.

The employment of new dental implant technology has resulted in shorter dental procedures, fewer post-operative complications, and better results.

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best solution. To request a consultation with the dentist at Chicago Smile Design, visit

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