According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have dental implants — and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. Dental implants are a popular choice for patients who are missing a tooth (or multiple teeth). Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, so they have many advantages over other options such as dentures or bridges.
Dental implants require special expertise and absolute accuracy in placement, which is why most dental practices don’t do them in-house. Dr. Linger, as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, has been recognized for skill in the surgery and restoration of dental implants. One of the tools that Dr. Linger uses as an implant dentist to ensure accuracy in the placement and overall success is the X-Guide™ navigation system. Navigated dental implants are the newest advancement in dental implants that take accuracy and success to another level.
The X-Guide™ is the newest and most advanced system available for the placement of dental implants. The technology was developed in close collaboration with leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons and approved by the FDA in December 2015. X-Guide™ allows surgeons to see “virtually” inside the mouth, via 3D imaging.
Turn-by-turn instructions guide surgeons in maneuvering to the exact location where the dental implant post should be positioned (including optimal angle and depth). Think of it as GPS for the surgeon’s instrument. The precision that results from this technology provides patients with even greater functional and aesthetic outcomes.
Patients enjoy several benefits from X-Guide™ as a result of the precise accuracy in placement that it provides. While highly-skilled dental surgeons have a good success rate with traditional dental implants, X-Guide increases that success rate even further. X-Guide™ takes the skill of the surgeon and multiplies it. Simultaneously, treatment times and risks of complication are reduced.
Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible with the process, so you’re fully informed at all times and know what to expect. Dr. Linger follows a series of straightforward steps when using X-Guide:
Our patients’ comfort is our priority. If you ever have any questions about the process or what a step in the process involves, we encourage you to ask.
If you have questions about dental implants or X-Guide technology in particular, we welcome you to call us at 704-364-2510. We’re happy to chat with you.
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Call our office at 704-364-2510 to schedule a complimentary appointment with Dr. Linger to discuss all of your options by using dental implant microsurgery here in our office!