What Is Digital Scanning
With 3D technology, implantology has been able to make tremendous progress. Computer-assisted surgery systems have been developed, which have been applied to dental implantology. Thanks to this, dental implant specialists can be more ambitious in terms of the aesthetic and functional objectives of our treatments. For example, we can plan precisely at any time during the process, even when intraoperative doubts arise. We are able to transfer the planning to surgery, with a minimum margin of error, which allows complex interventions to be carried out in shorter times and with a minimal postoperative impact. To achieve success in implantology, the exact placement of the implants is essential, especially in those cases in which patients have bone problems or high aesthetic requirements. Therefore, a new philosophy has been established in which it is essential to reduce the distortions of conventional diagnostic methods and the disadvantages of traditional planning. This is achieved with a combination of guided surgery with comprehensive facial and dental aesthetic planning.

Number and Arrangement of Implants

The patient should know that for his quantity of bone, gum and aesthetic problems, there is an ideal number and arrangement of implants. Before focusing attention on the teeth, it is necessary to evaluate the elements that make up the facial composition.

In a harmonious and symmetrical face, you can recognize certain lines that together create a kind of regular geometry. However, the presence of moderate differences or slight irregularities does not compromise the final aesthetic result and may even provide a naturally pleasing appearance. The indications provided by the patient’s lips and their profile may suggest the ideal shape and size of the anterior teeth.

If we consider the smile, a pleasant smile can be defined as one that fully exposes the upper teeth, together with approximately 1-3mm pink gum. Also, the width of the smile is an important criterion. The clinician is the one who should assess the dimensions of the lateral labial corridor and, if necessary, vary the inclinations of the axes of the teeth.

Other aspects that come together in facial aesthetics are, for example, phonetics. It is a function that is strongly influenced by the relationship between teeth, lips and tongue, but which can also be affected by the presence of inappropriate prostheses. The pronunciation of the sounds m, e, f, v, s, is a valuable help to consider when planning the prosthetic treatment together with the digital techniques.

The Soft Tissue Health

Likewise, another relevant section when planning the restoration of the mouth digitally is that the health of the soft tissues (gums) must be considered when establishing the most appropriate type of implant.

There is a greater variety and quality of implants in the market. Depending on its design and material characteristics, it will contribute to a greater or lesser extent to a more accurate aesthetic result, tissue healing or long-term stability and duration. The sum of maximum material quality and a correct digital planning is the one that presents more possibilities to achieve an excellent dentofacial aesthetic, according to the physiognomy of the patient.

However, there are times when it is not necessary to incur the costs of an intervention with digital planning and guided and minimally invasive surgery. It is possible to resort to other more conventional techniques and also obtain the optimal result for the particular circumstances of a patient. The secret is to make a good diagnosis, show the person the therapeutic possibilities and help him or her decide properly about the treatment.

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If you have any additional questions about digital dentistry or dental implants please don’t hesitate to contact Amin Salvi Dental today! We offer a dental office in Rancho Cucamonga and a dental office in Corona, CA!

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