Implant Dentistry, Houston TX - 3D CT Scanning for Dental Implants
New Teeth Dental Solutions - Houston TX Tooth Replacement
Statistics show that nearly 10 percent of the United States population is missing teeth. The good news is that there's never been a better time to restore lost teeth through dental implants placed through advanced 3D visual scanning technology.
The use of 3D CT scanning has greatly improved the process of placing dental implants. The technology basically gives dentists such as Jay Elliott, D.D.S., a three dimensional view of your jaw – something conventional X-rays can’t accomplish.
Dr. Elliott and his team use a 3-D CT scan machine to get a very precise, in depth view of the teeth, nerves, tissues, bone and structures associated with the jaw and mouth. A 3D CT scan machine is basically a digital X-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. In only 10 seconds, the rotating arm circles a patient and provides panoramic views that can show relationships between, bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues. From start to finish, the whole process takes less than 15 minutes.
This high-quality view of a patient’s mouth helps Dr. Elliott carefully place dental implants in such a way that they don’t even touch other teeth. With this information, Dr. Elliott can better avoid costly bone grafts, reduce the time involved and significantly reduce the amount of surgery required.
Dr. Elliott uses this advanced technology in every single dental implant procedure that he performs.
The professionals at New Teeth Dental Solutions in Houston embrace technology updates to provide the best possible experience for patients who find themselves in need of dental implants to replace missing teeth.
"I always strive to offer and deliver the best care possible for my patients, incorporating the latest technology available,” says Dr. Elliott. "This technology has actually changed the way I plan for and place dental implants. It’s also a superior tool in the treatment of TMJ problems and many other dental conditions.”
Very few dental practices in the Houston area have access to this technology, which is fast and non-invasive. The 3-D CT scan machine is set on a rotating arm that spins around the patient to provide the in-depth look at the individual’s mouth and airway needed for the best dental implant insertion. It takes less than 15 minutes to get all of the necessary images.
"We are extremely excited to be one of only a few dental practices in the Houston area to offer this advanced technology to our patients. It allows us to achieve even better results for those with missing teeth or other dental problems. We’ve invested heavily in this state-of-the-art equipment and it truly separates us from most other dentists in Houston,” says Elliott.
So many patients have improved the quality of their lives through dental implants. Their placement doesn't harm (or even touch) adjacent teeth and dental implants actually promote bone growth. Implants are ideal for single tooth replacement and strong enough to anchor dentures. They look, feel and function like real teeth.
At Dr. Elliott’s office, he and his staff offer complete implant care in one facility. Dr. Elliott can surgically place dental implants as well as provide the cosmetic restorations that accompany them. His office is one of the few practices in Houston that has 3D CT scan equipment on-site.
Dr. Elliott provides patients a complete array of quality general, cosmetic and dental implant procedures. With this technology, you can have the confidence that you’re getting the most advanced and precise information possible for the planning and monitoring of all your treatment options.
He also offers both oral and I.V. sedation options, so that the procedure will be as pain free as possible.
To learn more about the use of 3-D CT scans at New Teeth Dental Solutions, please call today for your free consultation. Dr. Elliott would be happy to discuss your options using this advanced dental technology.