Spiro C. Karras, DDS, P.C.

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The i-CAT 3-D Digital CAT Scan: The Most Advanced Dental CAT Scan

We Are Proud to Introduce the i-CAT 3-D Digital Dental CAT Scan

dental 3D scannerOurs is one of only a small number of dentistry offices in Chicago that offers i-CAT 3-D digital CAT scans. We take great pride in offering this superior dental CAT scan service to our patients. When it comes to oral and maxillofacial implant imaging, these scans offer the fullest amount of information and pinpoint accuracy regarding the structure of patients’ mouths, faces, and jaws.

Anatomy once merely estimated now becomes fully observable. Remarkably thorough diagnoses, treatment plans, minimally invasive procedures, and the likeliest results for these particular procedures are the result. Patients are thrilled with the results, the convenience and the reduced financial impact of this cutting-edge 3D digital dental CAT scan equipment.

 

 

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Bone Morphogenetic Protein | BMP

Creating Bone Regeneration with Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)

How Bone Regeneration with Bone Morphogenetic Protein Works

When a tooth is lost, or when an implant fails, the resulting defect may not allow for implant placement. In cases where the defect is large, affects both height and width, or the base of remaining bone is small, advanced methods may be required to successfully reconstruct the lost bone.

One of the most predictable methods of bone regeneration is the use of titanium mesh along with Bone Morphogenetic Protein, or BMP, specifically, BMP-2. BMP-2 is one of the body’s most potent growth factors and acts to transform mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts, the cells that produce bone.

BMP-2 is provided in a powder that is reconstituted under sterile conditions and then bound to collagen sponges that slowly release the protein into the area. Because the collagen sponges are very soft and pliable, we need a way to maintain the space required for bone growth and to form the shape of the new bone. Titanium mesh is used for this purpose.

The mesh is formed into the desired shape and secured to the existing bone with micro screws. The space between the mesh and existing bone is filled with the Bone Morphogenetic Protein impregnated collagen sponges, as well as some bone mineral. The healing process is slow, 6-8 months, however, the results are impressive.

 A Cast Study of Bone Regeneration Done with BMP

The case presented below shows a defect that resulted from the failure of an implant placed by a different surgeon. It required reconstruction of both height and width, and the remaining bone was very deficient in some areas. For these reasons, BMP-2 with titanium mesh was chosen to reconstruct this patient’s bone, leading to successful implant placement.

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Computer Guided Implant Surgery

Computer Guided Implant Surgery

computer-guided-implant-surgeryOne of today’s most sophisticated and highly successful procedures is called computer guided implant surgery. It incorporates a person’s CT imaging to plot out the best implant surgery options. Traditional x-ray imaging is limited, making exact implementation of a surgical plan hard. In contrast to the conventional x-ray imaging, guided implant surgery allows for uncommon accuracy and precision. The advantages of this break-through technology over traditional imaging are many.

Computer Guided Implant Surgery Uses the Below Equipment and Techniques:

Medical or Cone-beam CT

Guided implant surgery dental implant kit

A custom surgical template designed for every individual patient

Implant development software

3-D CT Scan Software

3-d CT Scan software helps  map out treatment and surgical execution. Our technology used at the Center For Oral Surgery And Dental Implants integrates 3-D CT scanning, advanced CAD-CAM software, and biomedical engineering. It meshes in concert, allowing us unmatched accurateness and effortlessness in providing our patients the highest quality computer guided dental implant placement and for virtually every type of tooth replacement.

Computer Guided Implant Surgery offers Superior Safety and Predictability

When using computer guided implant surgery, we map out your treatment to the highest degree of quality. Using this technique allows for superior safety and predictability beyond what can be expected of “freehand” implant procedures.

Guided Implant Surgery Significantly Reduces Soreness and Inflammation

In comparison to traditional treatments, guided implant placement will significantly reduce soreness and inflammation. Additionally, this revolutionary technique will reduce the frequency and length of appointments needed, and that means far less intrusion in your daily life. Taking advantage of this innovative technique when considering your options for dental implants will produce benefits beyond any that can be offered by conventional methods.

If you are interested in oral surgery options and want to set up a consultation with Dr. Karras, please call 847-677-6647 or visit us at 6677 N Lincoln Ave #100, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

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I-CAT 3-D Digital CAT Scan Chicago

What Is A 3-D Digital CAT Scan?

Dental Implant Scan 3-d I CATThe Advanced Center For Oral Surgery And Dental Implants is one of only a small number of dentistry offices in Chicago that offers an i-CAT 3-D Digital CAT scan. Dr. Spiro Karras and staff takes great pride in offering this superior service to our patients. When it comes to oral and maxillofacial implant imaging, these scans offer the fullest amount of information and pinpoint accuracy regarding the structure of patients’ mouths, faces, and jaws. Anatomy once merely estimated now becomes fully observable. Remarkably thorough diagnoses, treatment plans, minimally invasive procedures, and the likeliest results for these particular procedures are the result. Patients are thrilled with the results, the convenience and the reduced financial impact of this cutting-edge equipment.

An i-CAT 3-D Digital CAT scan is more convenient, less expensive and has drastically lowered radiation doses than traditionally-based hospital CAT scan and dental x-ray equipment. Imaging from the i-CAT reveals problems far earlier, which often may not be seen via conventional x–ray films or 2D imaging equipment. A patient sits in an “open environment,” increasing comfort and capturing the normal positioning of anatomy. Plus, this far more comfortable position results in much less stress and enhances patients’ peace of mind. And the time it takes for your specialist to learn the results can be a matter of seconds. Digital data transfers to computers in 1 minute, and displays on interactive, 3D mapping that allows easy formatting and the accurate selection of areas for near-instant viewing. The i-CAT is used with almost every dental implant patient of ours. Plus, we offer its services to other dental specialists and doctors that need to utilize the most superior imaging available for their patients.

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