X-Guide Implant Navigation

Traditional dental implant placement can be long, drawn-out surgeries. With the X-Guide Navigation System, we are able to place implants with greater efficiency and precision. The navigation system provides a real-time map of where the implant is at all times, allowing for unprecedented accuracy in implant placement.

Benefits include:

  • Less invasive surgeries
  • Decreased chair/appointment time
  • Increased patient comfort
  • Decreased recovery time
  • Decreased risk of incorrect implant placement
Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants have become the preferred method of tooth replacement for several important reasons:

  • No other treatment option prevents the bone resorption/deterioration that occurs when a tooth is lost or removed.
  • This is the only tooth replacement option that preserves the adjacent teeth, as opposed to cutting them down to place a bridge or hooking a partial denture to them.
  • Dental implants have by far the best long-term success rates of any treatment option – and this has been documented in the scientific literature for over four decades.
  • Since dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, there is rarely a need for additional treatment. With other forms of tooth replacement that need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, additional dentistry is almost always necessary in the future. As a result, dental implant treatment is the most cost-effective option long-term.
Replacing Multiple teeth
Versatility of Dental implants allows their use in replacing a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of the teeth. The Dallas Fort Worth metroplex patients may require additional procedures to obtain the optimal esthetic and functional outcome.
A surgical and prosthetic evaluation and consultation with one of our doctors at Penn Dental and Implant Center will determine whether you are a candidate for dental implant treatment and whether additional procedures, such as bone grafting will be necessary.
The Implant Process

Implant Placement

Your doctor will administer anesthesia to prevent any sensation during surgery. Utilizing a gentle technique, your doctor will prepare the surgical site and place the dental implant in the proper position. A small cover screw will then be attached to the implant. A temporary replacement tooth (or set of teeth) may be inserted following surgery. The implant will be left undisturbed for a several weeks to a few months, to allow the bone to remodel around the implant.

Abutment Attachment

Once the bone has fused to the bone and formed a strong biological bond, you will then have a small connector post attached to each implant. Your new replacement teeth will be attached to theses abutments. Your doctor will determine the best abutment to use for your case. This is often a custom abutment, which is utilized to enable your doctor to design the ideal shape of your replacement teeth.

Replacement Teeth

The final phase of treatment is designing and fabricating the final replacement crown, bridge, or set of teeth. Your doctor will take impressions of your teeth and the abutments and send them to a dental technician, who will create the replacement teeth. Together with your doctor, you will determine the best shade to match your natural teeth. Once the technician has fabricated your new teeth, your dentist will attach them to the abutments, completing your treatment