We are pleased to offer our patients dental implants in Coventry at our Torcross practice.
One way of replacing a missing tooth is with an implant.
Essentially it’s an artificial replacement for a tooth root made out of Titanium.
Implant treatment normally has two stages.
While dental implants have been available for some years and many practices provide the service, most are still placed by the dentist by estimating the position and angulation at the time of placement.
Manually placing implants this way is effective but does introduce some risk and inaccuracies which are now avoidable with current technology.
Rather than simply estimating depth, angulation and position of the implant, Software, Scanning technology, 3D Printing as well as 3D x-rays (CT scans), combined allow us to plan the procedure in great detail before the implant is placed.
The stages involved are as follows;
Initially, a 3-dimensional x-ray of the area (a CT scan) is taken which is imported into the software.
Example Image of CT scan imported into the software;
A very accurate impression is taken and then scanned into the software which is then “merged” together with the CT scan;
The software permits us to place the implants very accurately in 3 dimensions “virtually” safely avoiding any critical anatomical structures;
Once the planning of the implants is completed, an appliance (a guide) is 3D printed either in metal or plastic which allows for the transfer of the information from the software to the patient’s mouth:
The implant guide showing the associated planned implants:
The guide is then designed on the software;
The finished guide, 3D printed, and ready to use;
There are three main benefits of this technique of implant placement:
First, you should decide whether implants could be right for you. If you’re looking for dental implants in Coventry or the surrounding area, contact us to arrange an implant consultation with Dr Parvis who places the implants at the Torcross Dental practice.
Dr Parvis will access your suitability for treatment go through the options and give you an overview of the implant process and answer any concerns or questions you may have.
If you still decide to consider implant as an option, you will be supplied with some reading matter relating to your treatment, and a written consent form outlining the entire procedure before making arrangements to start the treatment should you wish to proceed.
41 Torcross Avenue
Coventry, CV2 3NE
Tel: 02476 450099
Radford, CV6 3EX
Tel: 02476 599810