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Guided implantation of replacement teeth has become a popular option among the general population who have experienced tooth loss in the past. This technique is relatively new and is based on more recent advancements in technology. With guided technology, safety and accuracy of dental implants are greatly enhanced, leading to improved placements of teeth that are used to fill missing gaps in a patient’s smile. There are, however, a few factors that should always be taken into account, and a very specific procedure should be followed to ensure the success of dental implants, even with state-of-the-art guided systems are utilized. Dr. Amin Samadian is highly experienced in providing his patients top-quality care and performs dental implants in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, using the latest guided systems on a day-to-day basis. He follows a strict process that does ensure not only the success of the procedure but also the safety of the patient. Let’s consider how the procedure works, when dental implants may be required, and why a guided procedure is the better solution in the modern day.

Why Do Patients Need To Undergo Dental Implant Procedures?

The primary reason why a patient may need to undergo a surgical procedure for a dental implant would be because they are missing one or more teeth in their mouth. This is a relatively common issue faced by a large percentage of the population. Patients who have lost a tooth or perhaps multiple teeth often find that their smile seems incomplete. This leaves them with a lack of confidence, especially when it comes to interacting with other people, such as when they have to smile. There are many reasons why a patient may be missing some of their teeth. In many cases, complications with the patient’s natural teeth, such as when a tooth has broken or when an infection causes complications, may yield the need for the tooth to be extracted. While there are solutions, such as performing a root canal and placing a crown on top, this is not always a possibility. Damage dealt with an existing tooth may also lead to complete extraction of the tooth being the ideal solution since a damaged tooth is not always fixable. Dental implants allow for these missing spaces in the patient’s mouth to be filled with a replacement tooth. While many patients would associate a dental implant primarily with the fact that they will gain an increase in their confidence during a smile, there are other reasons why a dental implant can be a useful procedure. Dr. Amin Samadian understands how important these factors are for his patients, which is why he takes the satisfaction of his patients with each dental implantation very serious – and achieves this through carefully analyzing the patient, and slowly performing the procedure with maximum precision. In particular, when there are missing teeth in a patient’s mouth, chewing and eating certain types of food can become difficult. In these cases, undergoing dental implantation in order to replace the missing teeth can help to restore normal function of the patient’s mouth, allowing chewing to become easier.

Who Qualifies For A Dental Implant Procedure?

It is important to understand that not all patients who have missing gaps in their mouth make ideal patients for dental implantation. This is why a full examination of the patient’s medical history and their current dental well-being is recommended in all cases where a patient might want to opt for this particular procedure. Dr. Amin Samadian has the skills to provide a thorough analysis of the patient’s mouth. He will closely look at any gaps that are present and consider any teeth that may need to be extracted. Dr. Samadian will then provide the patient with details regarding whether a dental implant can be fitted in these gaps and if another type of procedure might be an ideal solution for them. During the examination, the dentist will take a close look at any conditions that the patient may have – especially conditions that may affect their jaw, gums, and other structures that are important for keeping the teeth in appropriate positions. The dentist will also need to examine the specific areas where teeth are missing in the patient’s mouth. This allows the dentist to determine if a dental implant can be made in the patient’s mouth and if a different type of procedure will be a more appropriate option for the patient. In cases where there is a significant deterioration of the tissues, including bone, in areas where teeth are missing, the dentist will need to determine if they will be able to rebuild the structure with appropriate materials in order to support a new replacement tooth in the area. Once a thorough examination has been conducted, the dentist will discuss the available options with the patient, and advise them if they would be a good candidate for dental implants. If the dentist finds that another solution would work better for the patient, they will discuss these options with the patient and decide together which procedures will be conducted in order to provide the patient with an improvement in their smile and the overall functioning of their teeth.

What Are The Benefits Of Guided Dental Implants?

Dental implant procedures used to involve a dentist taking a static X-ray of the patient’s mouth, as well as examining the area where a replacement tooth needs to be placed. The dentist would then do thorough planning in order to determine an appropriate location to drill, consider where tissue needs to be implanted, and then where the replacement tooth needs to be added. While these procedures have yielded high success rates in the past, there have been times where the replacement teeth were not accurately placed, leading to gaps and other issues with the patient’s smiles. This is where guided dental implant technology comes in. Guided dental implantation refers to the use of specialized software solutions that usually acts as navigation systems for the dentist performing the procedure. There are various solutions already out there, with XGuide currently being one of the recommended – this is one of the very few options that have been thoroughly studied and proven to provide a safer and more accurate placement of the patient’s dental implant. Multiple benefits have been associated with the use of guided dental implant services, which is why Dr. Amin Samadian decided to incorporate this technology in his office, as well as undergo appropriate training to ensure he can deliver the best experience to each of his patients that may require the implantation of a replacement tooth. Through the use of technology such as XGuide, the dentist is able to scan the patient’s mouth using state-of-the-art technology. A complete render is then provided on a display unit, along with live feedback that shows the dentist exactly where the drill should be placed. The guided system will then continue to provide the dentist with accurate guidance while drilling is being performed, as well as while the actual procedure – including the placement of the implant and the replacement tooth – is underway. The major benefit here would be the fact that guided dental implants lead to more accurate placement of the implant, as well as the tooth that will replace the missing tooth. Another benefit to consider is the fact that guided dental implants help to make the procedure safer – by telling the dentist how deep to drill, the patient is not at risk of the dentist drilling too deep, which could damage underlying tissues in their jaw.

How Dr. Amin Samadian Can Help You

Dr. Amin Samadian’s office is equipped with some of the latest technology that has been released to assist in ensuring the patient will be able to experience improvements in their smile without putting their safety or their oral health at risk. Dr. Amin uses XGuide technology as a way to provide a more accurate placement of every dental implant service he performs. With Dr. Amin Samadian, patients are rest assured that their dentist is focused on providing the highest possible level of care services to them. Dr. Amin always ensures he takes extra care when working on a patient, regardless of the procedure that is needed. The end result is a redefined smile that the patient can be confident about, instead of feeling self-conscious about missing gaps and uneven teeth.

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