The world of dental implant surgery and periodontics has evolved immensely over the last few years. Despite how much times have changed, people young and old still have the same, outdated ideas about the dental implant procedure. Throughout the GTA and beyond, people seem to think that we're deploying the same methods and technologies they remember from their distant childhood.
In reality, this could not be further from the truth. Having integrated digital workflows into the implant procedure, Dr. Suzanne Caudry and her team have improved the patient's experience in every conceivable way.
We decided to take it upon ourselves to educate curious readers as well as current and potential clients alike. Over the course of this blog post, you'll learn about our innovative and always-evolving approach to the dental implant procedure—from the preliminaries to the post-operative stages, and everything in between.
If at any point you feel like you'd like to learn more, or you're eager to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact our practice at (416) 928-3444. Dr. Suzanne Caudry and her dream team staff are always ready to take your call.
Digital Dentistry: What Is It?
When people read the term 'Digital Dentistry' for the first time, many things might spring to mind—some accurate, some off-base. Digital dentistry refers to any dental practice that incorporates high-tech, computer-controlled, or digital components—as opposed to the standard, low-tech components from days past.
In the world of oral surgery, a practice that embraces this technology, often referred to as 'digital workflows', might embrace CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing). Another practice might administer nitrous oxide through computer-controlled mechanisms.
Here is a comprehensive list of the other digital (or computer-controlled) areas of modern dentistry:
- Computer-aided implantology
- Smile design
- Intraoral radiographs or CBCT scans
- Intraoral photography
- Laser technology
Digital Workflows Are Everywhere
As you can already see, dentists and periodontists have found many ways to improve their practice—for the benefit of themselves and the patient. Some of the innovations have come gradually, but as time goes on, the world of dentistry moves faster and faster. It takes an exceptional team of periodontists, clinicians, and professionals to keep up with these advancements. At the facility of Dr. Suzanne Caudry, you'll find we always utilize the most sophisticated tools and workflows for the task at hand. This should come as no surprise, given Dr. Caudry's longstanding commitment to research and innovation.
While other practices might have only recently embraced computer-guided methods, Dr. Caudry has long been at the forefront of her practice. Dr. Caudry was actually one of the very first in North America to receive training in computer-guided dental surgery. With so much experience under her belt already, it is safe to say that few oral surgeons are as accomplished as Dr. Caudry.
Digital Dentistry Done Our Way
At our facility, we have implemented various new technologies. Every component and every small refinement has been introduced with the patient in mind. If a new scanner were to give us high-quality images in little time but caused patients too much discomfort, we might wait until we come across another scanner that prioritizes the patient's comfort.
Digital Smile Design
From the extraction of a damaged tooth to the surgical placement of a new dental implant, we utilize cutting-edge technologies approved by professionals and patients alike.
Typically, the implant planning process begins with us creating a 3D imprint of your teeth and gums. In the past—and even today, in some cases—professionals rely on messy dental impressions to get this information. In our facility, we have long embraced the wonders of digital scanning technologies.
With our intraoral scanners, we craft a richly detailed picture of your jaw and gums without any mess. The process is as simple as 1-2-3. What's more, this process ensures you spend less time in the dentist's chair. With less time and less discomfort, what could be better?
Dental Solutions Just for You
The information we gather from these 3D scans allows us to plan your surgical procedures from start to finish before calling you back to the dentist's chair for another session. This information also helps us create a tooth perfectly suited to your smile. We make sure that every patient gets the implant that matches their smile. Here in our facility, we don't think the patient should settle for anything less.
With the help of our digital imaging software, we can even give you a clear, realistic picture of what your new implant will look like upon healing. When you know how your implant looks in comparison to the rest of your teeth, you can make a more informed decision. Our approach eliminates the guesswork, increases accuracy, and improves your life.
Increased Comfort with Computer-Guided Surgery
When people think of oral surgery, the last thing they think of is "comfort". However, with the help of computer-guided surgical techniques, we have greatly improved the overall patient experience. Our patients spend less time in the dentist's chair, endure fewer risks, and also recover from procedures swiftly—to say nothing of the wonderful end results. As for Dr. Caudry and her team, they confidently conduct their work with increased speed and increased accuracy.
Always at the Forefront of Dental Implant Innovation
For all the advances our facility has embraced, there are surely more to come in the future. Given Dr. Caudry's ongoing commitment to research, there is no telling how far the fields of periodontics and implantology will advance.
Learn More About Dental Implant Planning Today
If you've visited our website before, you know that we offer no shortage of information on digital dentistry, our practice, and the overall patient experience. Feel free to read further on these subjects.
If you have any further questions or you'd like to schedule a consultation with our team, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Suzanne Caudry’s facility. We are confident that the more you learn about us, the more comfortable you'll feel in your decision to work with us.