The first titanium dental implant was placed back in 1965, and since then digital implant technology has come along in leaps and bounds. Evergreen Dental is proud to offer DIO dental implants, an implant system that gives patients the option of a minimally invasive procedure, which sees a single implant placed in two hours. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of DIO dental implants.
What Is The DIO Dental Implant System?
The DIO dental implant system has been designed to make dental implants faster, safer and more comfortable for the patient.
How do they work?
Using patented digital technology, DIO implants allow your dental practitioner to find the safest and most effective placement for each dental implant. Thanks to this, your consultation time is reduced because your dentist is able to find a pathway for placement that decreases your chance of nerve damage.
In order to understand why they are effective, you first need to understand how DIO navi implants differ from conventional dental implants.
With conventional dental implants, your dentist must first make an incision in your gum in order to expose the bone underneath. Then he or she will drill into the bone, screw the implant on top of it and then stitch the incision up again.
You would then wait for the appropriate amount of healing time for osseointegration to take place before your dentist opens the incision again in order to attach your abutment. You would need another period of healing to take place if you follow this process.
Each time the site is opened up again, your chances of infection increase.
By contrast, the DIO implant system makes use of dental technology to find the correct placement for your implant. Minimally invasive incision surgery is used to create keyholes in the correct position, in which implants are placed. This avoids the need for reopening the incision and is considered ‘flapless’ surgery.
What Are The Benefits Of DIO Dental Implants?
Thanks to DIO implants’ digital placement, your dental practitioner can look forward to much greater accuracy during the surgery, minimising your chance of nerve damage during the procedure.
By digitising the implant procedure, planning and implementing your treatment plan is much faster than traditional dental implants.
Reduce bleeding and inflammation
Because no incision is made, DIO implants reduce your chances of infection, inflammation and bleeding. With conventional dental implants, bleeding and inflammation can lead to infection and secondary complications. With the DIOnavi system this can be avoided.
DIO implants are minimally invasive, so your recovery period is significantly shorter. Because of the way in which conventional implants are placed, the healing period can last as long as three months each time you have a procedure, making the process a bit drawn out.
Reduce pain and improve recovery
Being minimally invasive and not requiring incisions, DIOnavi implants mean less pain for the patient when compared to traditional implants.
DIO is suitable for patients with chronic conditions
DIOnavi implants are also suitable for patients who have tissue disease, high blood pressure or diabetes. Ordinarily, patients with these chronic conditions may not be able to have dental implants and may look into other tooth replacement methods.
A faster implant procedure
DIO implant surgery is quick and efficient, with each implant taking an average of 20 minutes to complete. This is significantly shorter than a conventional surgical procedure where an incorrect manual placement could delay the process.
Why Do You Need Dental Implants?
Why not just ignore lost or missing teeth? Well, firstly dental implants enable you to maintain structure in your face and jaw. When you are missing teeth your cheeks can appear sunken, and your face is not as full as with a full set of teeth.
What is also very important is the knowledge that not replacing a tooth at the root will lead to further bone loss in your jaw. Dental implants replace the roots of your teeth, and stimulate new bone growth. When the roots are missing, the jaw begins to deteriorate, and this is why many patients who need dental implant surgery first require a bone graft or sinus lift.
Unlike a bridge or dentures, dental implants support themselves. This means they do not rely on other teeth or your gum line for support. Bridges cause the teeth surrounding the gap to weaken, as they need to be filed down in order to accommodate your new false tooth. Dentures can cause irritation as the denture sits on the gum, and can lead to infection between the denture and your gums.
Will digital implant technology work for you?
If you’re wondering whether you are a candidate for DIO dental implants, answer the following questions:
- Are you missing one or more teeth?
- Would you like an alternative tooth replacement to bridges or dentures?
- Have you experienced or heard about the complications that have arisen from conventional implant surgery?
- Were you ineligible for conventional dental implants?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions DIO dental implants will probably work for you, but it’s always best to speak to a professional. Please call our practice today and smile again: (02) 8074 3849