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Accurate Dental Implant Placement

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Accurate dental implant placement will make or break a case.  When Seattle implant dentist Lance Timmerman DMD shares with new patients the differences that his office has compared to others, people often don’t know how to compare. How does one know if there IS a difference?  Aren’t all dentists the same?

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Dental implants are only successful when they are placed where they need to be (completely in the bone). If the angle is off, bite forces will destroy the supporting bone. If the implant is not deep enough, the implant will show when speaking or smiling, or worse, irreversible nerve damage can happen. This can happen when a dentist simply “eyeballs” the surgery. Just because it “looks good” does not mean it really is. “The less you know the more success you have.”

Dr Timmerman combines images from a CT scan and models of the patient to fabricate a guide that allows him to place the implant precisely where they should go. This is a complex process (for HIM, not the patient) that makes his outcomes so successful.

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Sometimes the only way to understand the difference is to SEE how it should NOT be.

This implant is completely embedded in bone.

First, how it SHOULD be:

Some examples of how it should NOT be:

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Some examples of how it should NOT be:

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The tip enters the sinus.  This may resolve on its own, but may not.

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This clearly exits the bone at the tip.

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With technology that Dr Timmerman uses, why risk it?  “Measure twice, cut once.”  Accurate dental implant placement is the key to success.

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