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I've been offered treatment with implants and I'm afraid the procedure might be risky, heavy, long, expensive...
By the way I know that I am not able to keep my mouth open very long...
Ask your dentist: he will tell you that there is a system to perform your operation in a simple, economical, safe, non-invasive way, and that if you don't open your mouth much it is not a problem: it is the Toltac® system!
What does implant surgery consist of?
Your dentist drills small holes in the bone into which, depending on the design, one or more sterile screws are placed to replace lost tooth roots. He then makes prostheses which are attached to the implants so that you can eat and smile without any problems.
Why may be an implant procedure heavy or risky?
Within the bone there are structures (blood vessels, nerves, maxillary sinuses, tooth roots) which the dentist must avoid in order not to cause damage. In order to do this, he carefully studies a three-dimensional X-ray (CT scan) which allows him to know how to avoid these structures. However, during surgery, it would be invaluable for him to have help in directing the drills into the right position. Computer-guided surgery has been developed to help with this. By placing a guide mask in the patient's mouth, it enables faster and less invasive operations to be carried out, but the conventional version generally causes the operator a lot of problems and is therefore only used by about 5% of surgeons, partly because of the very high costs involved.
How can the Toltac® system make my surgery easier, faster and safer?
The Toltac® computer guided surgery has solved most of these problems. Again, a small template is placed in your mouth during the operation to direct the drills, but the Toltac® system allows your dentist to operate more easily, quickly and safely. And without making your treatment more expensive...
... and... if I am unable to open the mouth enough wide...?
Toltac® allows your dentist to work safely even in this case. And it is the only guided surgery system that allows this...
Ask your dentist to perform your operation with Toltac® system!