Three million Americans currently have dental implants, and this number is growing by 500,000 new patients each year. At the Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, we realize that these patients should have access to the latest advancements in dental implant technology that enhances the accuracy and comfort of our procedures. Our instruments, techniques, and equipment coupled with experienced Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons provide you with high-quality treatment options for dental implants and oral surgery.
What Is the X-Guide?
Dental implants require a level of detail and precision that far exceeds routine procedures. The new X-Guide technology expands our ability to plan and place dental implants to replace missing teeth. Approved by the FDA in December 2015, the X-guide has been highly anticipated because of its advanced treatment planning software with precise guidance during your procedure. Turn-by-turn instructions aid our oral surgeons in maneuvering to the designated spot for your dental implant with real-time information about the:
This enhanced perspective allows your oral surgeon to place your dental implants with a greater degree of accuracy than ever before.
How is the X-Guide Used With the 3D Cone Beam Scan?
The 3D Cone beam scan has replaced conventional dental X-rays, providing dental practices with far more detail for improved patient care. This scan displays the bone, tissue, and teeth in color and with unparalleled clarity for planning dental implants. The X-Guide builds on 3D Cone Beam technology by visualizing the precise movements of dental instruments during live surgery, acting as a GPS for the drill. During the procedure, your oral surgeon will use the X-Guide to:
- Follow your treatment plan.
- Receive turn-by-turn instructions.
- Pinpoint the exact depth, position, and angle of your implant.
How Will the X-Guide Affect the Results of My Dental Implants?
As the 3D Cone Beam scan has aided oral surgeons in the diagnosis and planning of dental implants, the X-Guide realizes the full potential of transferring the treatment plan to the procedure. Outlining the unique topography of your anatomy allows for truly customized dental implant treatment. In some cases, our oral surgeons will be able to treat and perform the procedure with more accuracy on the same day.
For more information about dental implants and our new technology, contact us at one of our three greater Baltimore locations.