ORANGE CITY, NJ, May 02, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Modern implant dentistry has been around since the 1950's, which is when Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark discovered the process of osseointegration. The process involves the jawbone attaching to the implant, solidifying its place. If the jawbone and gum tissue don't fuse to the implant, the procedure isn't considered a success. To ensure osseointegartion occurs, dentists utilized other forms of technology, such as the CT scan.
"Diagnose and treatment planning are the first steps to any dental procedure. We only want our dental treatments to positively affect our patients' oral health. If a patient requests a dental implant consultation, CT technology is the best way to determine whether a patient is fit for dental implants," explains Dr. Erdman.
A pano/CT scan will reveal vital details of the jawbone structure where a dental implant needs to be placed. Dr. Erdman won't plan a treatment until he knows whether a patient has a sufficient amount of bone left in the affected area.
If CT-scan results reveal a receding jawbone in the affected area,
"It's not true that every patient is a dental implant candidate. We started to utilize the pano/CT scan in order to find out the condition of patients' jawbones and reason for tooth loss. If a patient doesn't meet the criteria, we won't proceed with a dental implant procedure. We won't pursue a treatment that isn't beneficial to our patients," says Dr. Erdman, dentist near Orange City, DeBary, Deltona and Deland (Four Towns Area).
If diagnosis reveals a receding jawbone, it's not advised to placed a dental implant because an implant needs enough jawbone for osseointegration to occur.
On the other hand, if a pano/CT scan gives a patient the green light for the procedure, Dr. Erdman will continues to use the CT scan as an effective way to customize the treatment plan. Dr. Erdman's PreXion 3D CT Scanner will provide 3D dental images, allowing Dr. Erdman to mark the precise location for implants.
With high-accuracy, this restorative procedure becomes more efficient and convenient for the patient and dentist. To discuss treatments options with Dr. Erdman, call (386) 775-1552. For more information, go to www.roberterdmandds.com
About Robert Erdman, DDS:
Dr. Erdman started his dental career in 1987 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Science degree, he established his practice in his home state, Florida. Dr. Erdman is an active member of many dental associations: Central Florida Dental Implant Study Group, Central District Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and American Dental Association. Dr. Michael Manzoli received his dental degree from the University of Florida. For over thirty years, Dr. Manzoli enjoyed running his own practice. Since his relocation to Deland, Dr. Manzoli met Dr. Erdman, and the two realized they share a similar dental philosophy. The two have been working well together to provide top-notch dental services.Media Contact:
Dr. Robert Erdman, DDS, PA
2578 South Volusia Avenue
Orange City, FL 32763
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