We will verify that for every implant you need, you have sufficient bone to support it. We will use the images to decide the exact depth to which we can place the implant post, and will walk through the surgery from every angle to be sure that there will be no surprises.
In order for your implant to be successful, the titanium post must be placed into a section of your jaw that has sufficient bone depth to fully accommodate and support the post. An implant succeeds when the post bonds to your bone tissue, and becomes firmly a part of your body. If there is not sufficient bone depth, the post can't be placed correctly, and the result could be an implant that comes loose or falls out or a tooth that is placed at an angle that creates a painful or aesthetically unpleasing bite.
Earlier dental implant techniques required an oral surgeon to estimate bone depth availability based on simple x-rays taken from just a few angles. The surgeon would be required to open up the gum and view the structure in order to place the post, and could not be certain that he or she was actually drilling correctly into the bone to allow for comfortable implant placement. This procedure often works, but it is imprecise, and can lead to failed implants, or surgeries in which the surgeon finds that the implant can't be placed at all.
With Galileo's images and the Nobel biocare software, the guesswork is gone. Our dental surgeon can plan your Same Day Dental Implant surgery precisely, and there will be no surprises.