When a traditional dental x-ray does not provide sufficient information on the shape and amount of bone, a CAT scan will be advised. Dr. Weisglass has computer software to view the jawbone three dimensionally. It becomes easy to determine the height, width and density of the bone, and the location of the mandibular nerve and maxillary sinus. Surgical simulations can be done on the computer, so the exact size and ideal location for implant placement is known. In essence, your treatment is completed on a simulator pre-surgically. Recent computer technology breakthroughs enable a surgical guide to be electronically constructed to guide implant placement during surgery.
Teeth in an Hour - Not Months
Teeth-in-an-Hour™ is a new dental implant surgery system that streamlines the treatment process and provides the patient with permanent teeth in record time. The system incorporates the magic of CT Scans and 3-D imaging software to accurately assess bone structure, map out the areas of best integrity, and create a permanent prosthesis prior to surgery. This revolutionary system offers a more accurate and safer positioning of dental implants and provides the patient with permanent teeth in about an hour.
Traditionally, dental implants have been associated with long periods of healing, high costs and patient discomfort. Teeth-in-an-Hour allows Dr. Weisglass to provide his patients with fixed, well-functioning and attractive teeth on implants in a single one-hour procedure. By using a custom template created from the primary CT Scan, the permanent teeth can be made before the implant surgery. The final teeth are inserted at the same time the implants are placed.