Technology’s Dental Breakthroughs
Computer-based implant surgery, computer designed and manufactured surgical guides (SurgiGuide) and simulated implant surgery computer software (SimPlant), along with CT x-ray scanning, has facilitated significant advances in dental implant planning. Dr. Sowell uses this technology with his patients to make implant placement highly predictable and successful.
Here is what happens. Following receipt of the 3-dimensional computer x-ray scan of your jaws, Dr. Sowell performs a computer simulated (virtual reality) implant surgery on you before ever touching your actual mouth. The information gathered is very accurate and allows Dr. Sowell to visualize the future locations for your implants and gives him the knowledge of your jaw anatomy in three dimensions. Your vital anatomical structures are identified before surgery and he can measure your bone quality and quantity directly from the computer images to make important decisions about how to best handle your care for success.
After this, the vast amounts of planning information Dr. Sowell receives from the computerized implant surgery simulation is digitally transmitted to Belgium for fabrication of a highly accurate guide (SurgiGuide) that insures exact implant placement to achieve the optimum functional and esthetic result during surgery. Finally, Dr. Sowell imports the world's highest quality and most aesthetic teeth and porcelains from Switzerland to give you a superior cosmetic result.
The sooner you schedule a consultation, the more likely you can benefit from this new technology to get back your smiling and chewing in as little time as possible.