What are the benefits of computer-guided dental implant surgery?

While dental implants have revolutionized the way missing teeth are replaced, the process leaves a lot to be desired. If you’re concerned about incisions, sutures, pain, long recovery times or a disrupted schedule, then the technological breakthrough known as computer-guided implant placement may be right for you.

Innovation has always been at the forefront of Jirik DDS. It was the first dental office in Arkansas to install a CT scanner, offering the convenience of immediate and accurate treatment planning. The most impressive technological breakthrough Dr. Jirik has seen in the field, computer-guided implant placement (CGIP) uses advanced computer software and CT imaging technology to create 3D virtual models of the structure of the teeth and mouth and helps the surgeon do virtual surgical planning and reconstruction of your teeth.

Dental implant surgery consists of either replacing tooth roots with small, screw-shaped titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw or using metal plates inserted into the gum. CGIP allows Dr. Jirik to remotely place implants with help from computer-generated surgical guide. This makes it possible to place implants without incisions and sutures that you’d find with traditional implants. You’ll have a single, faster surgery with less pain and inflammation and shorter recovery time. Patients can return to work and a normal routine shortly after surgery.

There are many advantages of the actual computer-guided implant surgery. CGIP eliminates a procedure that used to take up to a year with multiple surgeries. Now it’s one short surgery. The state-of-the-art imagery makes it possible for Dr. Jirik to place implants with more precision. The imaging shows the exact position of bones, nerves and other structures, reducing the risk of damage to healthy teeth and nerves.

Dr. Jirik has helped hundreds of patients by placing and restoring more than 5,000 implants in over the last 30 years. If you’ve been told before that you weren’t a candidate for dental implants, this new computer-guided surgery may make it possible for you now. To learn more about this implant technology and its advantages, call us today at (501) 843-9561 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jirik.

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