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Get CT Scans for Dental Implants in Los Angeles, California
How to Tell If Implants Are Right for You
Dental Implants fully restore oral health, eliminating pain and discomfort, enabling you to chew, smile and maintain overall health. For the last two decades, dental implants have become the most desired dental procedure, performed over 300,000 times a year to date. The first step to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants is to perform a CT scan. The CT scan shows four important variables to the dental implant procedure: bone quality, jaw pathology, implant measurements and location of the maxillary sinus.
The CT Scan Shows How to Best Proceed
The quality of the bone determines the long-term success of the dental implants. If the bone shape or bone density is inadequate, Dr. Barriere may prescribe bone regeneration treatment. Jaw pathology must also be evaluated. If there are any symptoms of abnormal anatomical or physiological conditions or disease in the jaw, the CT scan will notify Dr. Barriere. Dental implants are not one size fits all, and the CT scan demonstrates and determines your entire dental implant procedure from size to placement and relation to surrounding teeth.
Providing Solutions to Common Problems
The location of the maxillary sinus is also evaluated by the CT scan for dental implants by Dr. Barriere of West LA Implants. If the roots of the teeth in question go up into or very close to the sinus cavity, this condition will not support the dental implant. If the CT scan alerts Dr. Barriere of this condition, he may prescribe sinus augmentation treatment, which adds essential bone real estate in between the sinus cavity and the dental implant, ensuring the longevity of the new teeth.