Precision implant placement with state-of-the-art technology sets your new teeth up for long-term success!

Athens Dental Group serves northeastern Georgia with a combination of advanced training in the latest dental treatments and techniques with state-of-the-art technologies to support sophisticated treatment. Notably, our dentists, Drs Drew Richardson, Brant Sandifer, and R. Lawrence George, use cutting-edge digital imaging to precisely position implants in the jawbone. Precision surgical placement is essential to prevent implant failures and ensure that this “artificial tooth root” heals properly, joins successfully to the rest of the bone in the jaw, and optimally supports the prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture. 

How do you assure implants are “placed right”?

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Our guided approach uses digital impressions and imaging first to collect and merge anatomical information about the mouth and jaws. This information is used to create a treatment plan and surgical guide. By accounting for unique anatomical characteristics and potential challenges, we can address problems like bone loss as part of the overall treatment plan. Additionally, this approach allows us to position the implants in a way that makes the most of available bone in the jaw. So, our dentists place each implant in the optimal spot to properly stabilize each prosthetic tooth or several teeth (as with an implant-supported denture). 

What are the benefits of guided implant placement?

A wealth of accurate information also guides effective treatment and patient satisfaction. By anticipating potential problems early into the process and resolving them, we avoid many causes of early-stage implant failures or complications associated with the implant healing to the bone (a process known as “osseointegration”). 

For instance, implant instability or movement is prevented by properly pinpointing the ideal positions for each implant. Stable implants are a foundation for stable, implant-supported teeth. The stability that is supported by precision implant placement also aids in healthy and efficient healing. Additionally, by assessing for bone volume and density from the get-go, we can ensure that steps are taken to either build up bony tissue in the jaw or to identify treatment sites that can support the implants and proper osseointegration.Athens Dental Group is also thrilled to partner with our valued patients to ensure their new teeth remain healthy. Many later-stage failures can be caused by inconsistent or poor oral hygiene. While dental restorations do not decay like natural teeth, the surrounding tissues are susceptible to gum disease-like inflammation. This condition, peri-implantitis, can threaten the health of the implant and its attached restorations. Our guidance on proper oral care techniques and products and routine visits to our office in Athens, GA, help to keep your implant-supported teeth in top shape for life. Call (706) 666-4611 to schedule your consultation with Drs. Richardson, Sandifer, or George today.