Dental implants are a prosthodontic treatment option that can restore your full smile, bite function, and quality of life. Your oral surgeon will look at your medical and dental history before recommending one of our placement options for you.
The selection is an important one, as it can provide the best possible experience with care. With that said, all of our recommended solutions, however, have proven to be safe and effective methods for restoring incomplete smiles.
Free-hand is the most common surgical technique for dental implant surgery. In free hand surgery, the surgeon uses a hand-held instrument to place your implant. The surgeon places the implant after closely examining your bone, gums, and nearby teeth as well as evaluating you with a panoramic x-ray, or, more likely, a CT.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have placed countless dental implants via this approach, and this technique is confirmed to be a safe and predictable one for many patients.
Surgical guides fit to your teeth with guide holes for the implant. Guides allow the surgeon to make changes to plan during surgery if necessary. Guided surgery works by having the surgeon plan your procedure through multiple different implant planning softwares. The procedure is planned according to the CT scans that are taken; However, once the procedure is underway, your surgeon has the freedom to make adjustments, should they be indicated.
Not all implant patients need guided surgery, but it is an excellent tool that our surgeons are highly skilled to utilize in specific situations.
Yomi is a new alternative to traditional surgical techniques that provides robotic guidance during surgery. Yomi combines your surgeon’s skill with the benefits of robotic surgery — the surgeon is in control at all times. Berks Oral Surgery + Dental Implant Center is proud to offer this cutting-edge technology to our patients. Our highly trained and experienced team has been placing dental implants with the assistance of Yomi since 2019.
The oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in dental implants. With their extensive education and training, you can rest assured you are in the best hands here for your dental implant needs. To learn more about our procedures, please call Berks Oral Surgery + Dental Implant Center at 610-374-4093.