Does X-Nav Contribute to Faster Healing for Dental Implants?

Recent advances in dental technology have helped increase the chances of successful implant surgery. Some oral surgeons are turning to X-Nav software to help plan the surgery and execute the procedure better. While there is never any guarantee of success in oral surgery, you have a better chance of a favorable outcome when the surgeon is assisted by innovative and effective technology.

X-Nav Helps Make Surgery More Effective and Leads to Faster Healing

Oral surgeons need to precisely place implants into the patient’s mouth, both to enhance the chances of success of the surgery and to reduce the recovery time. There is an optimal location for the implant, and it may vary among patients. If the surgeon tries to use a one-size-fits-all approach, it could lead to complications and the possibility that the surgery may fail. As experienced as an oral surgeon is, they may not always get it right if they are going by what they see.

Newer technology aids the oral surgeon in determining how and where to place the implants in your mouth. X-Nav maps out the contours of your mouth, giving the surgeon an enhanced look before they place the implants. This software lets the surgeon see your jawbone and oral cavity in 3D. They can get a close look at your jawbone’s exterior and interior. Thus, the surgeon can view the optimal location, angle, and depth of placement.

Overall, X-Nav will contribute to faster healing. The better the implant fits into your mouth, the less onerous the recovery. To be clear, any implant surgery has a recovery time, but one where the implant is better designed to fit your mouth seamlessly will lead to faster healing.

How the X-Nav Software System Works

The X-Nav software works with a tiny camera that goes into your mouth. This camera is used as part of the pre-surgery planning so the surgeon can go into the procedure with a strong idea of where they are going to place the implant. Based on what the doctor sees on the camera, they would choose the appropriate implant size. The doctor will use the X-Nav system to guide them in making the implant.

You can think of X-Nav technology as a type of GPS for oral surgeons to use during procedures. They would still need the skill and precision necessary for the surgery to be successful, but they would also have the guidance of sophisticated technology. However, the surgeon is going through the procedure with major assistance from technology.

Dental implant surgeries typically require an initial healing period of up to two weeks. When the surgeon is better able to place your implants, your recovery period could be on the shorter end of the spectrum. In addition, guided surgery can reduce the time necessary for the implant to be fully integrated into your mouth when the entire healing process is complete. Choosing an oral surgeon who offers procedures guided by X-Nav technology is wise.

Our South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Can Answer Your Dental Implant Questions Our South Jersey oral surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons utilize the latest technological advances to help ensure successful surgical outcomes for our patients. To learn how we can help you, call us today at 856-582-4222 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Washington Township, Haddonfield, and Woolwich Township, New Jersey, and we help patients throughout South Jersey.

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