Dental implants, which are designed to offer a permanent alternative to treatments such as full or partial dentures, replace missing teeth without any extra daily maintenance beyond normal brushing and flossing. According to Dr. Oelbaum, in addition to improving the cosmetic appearance of his patients, dental implants and procedures such as implant secured dental bridges can alleviate difficulties patients have with chewing or speaking, while also avoiding many of the aesthetic and functional problems that can accompany traditional dentures.
In the past, Dr. Oelbaum relied on two-dimensional x-rays for the planning of dental implant procedures. The GXDP-700 Cone Beam X-ray System not only creates a three-dimensional 360 degree image of the patient's mouth, but also comes with a software package that allows Dr. Oelbaum to virtually place dental implants within the scanned image to optimize precision during the actual dental implant procedure. He says the largest advantage of this new technology is the increased amount of information a dentist can obtain before surgery begins. Before the introduction of cone beam x-rays, Dr. Oelbaum would have to wait until a patient's surgery was underway to discover if there was a significant absence of bone and if a patient needed to have a bone graft performed.
Dr. Oelbaum highlights that while the GXDP-700 Cone Beam X-ray System is used most often to create reliable, precise treatment plans for dental implant cases, this technology has additional uses for his patients. The machine and its software can also be used for sinus lift procedures or special root canal cases in which there are extra canals or a bone fracture. For the patients of
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