Although it is not officially summer yet, it sure feels like it (except for all the crazy rain!). Hot days are already here and the kids are out of school.
This summer is exciting for us because it is the first summer that we have our 3D imaging machine, Galileos. We are already discovering all the benefits this technology has to offer our patients!
Problems can be seen with a 3D image that a regular dental xray may not pick up, which allows us to give the proper care and avoid potential toothaches, root canals and tooth loss.
We are currently one of a small hand full of offices in the entire Kansas City area that has this technology, and the only office in Olathe with it. One of the really cool things with this technology is the ability to precisely plan dental implants to replace missing teeth.
With 69% of adults between 35 and 45 years old missing at least one tooth, this is an extremely helpful tool. We have helped many people so far this summer replace missing teeth with dental implants while utilizing our new technology and is so cool and fun!
Using our Cerec machine (same day crown technology) we can propose a tooth in the area where a tooth is missing, and, using the Galileos we can propose where the implant will be. These two technologies can integrate together to give a proposal of the final outcome, before the procedure even begins! We are THE ONLY office in all of KC that can do this! This information is also sent to a special lab that makes a surgical guide for the surgery so that the implant gets placed in the exact location as proposed. Wouldn't it be nice if we could predict the exact outcome in everything that we do in life!
Click on this link to view a video of this process - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzH0FZodNcM
This is a screen shot of a proposed implant in Galileos: