4 Ways Avant Makes Dental Implants Easy

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Avant Dental uses an efficient digital workflow to design and manufacture precise dental implant restorations for every patient’s need.

Demand for quality cosmetic and restorative dental treatments is at an all-time high in Australia, and new tools and technologies have transformed what’s possible for dentists to achieve.

Dental implants are often the foundation of the most extensive cosmetic and restorative dental treatments and, in the hands of skilled and dedicated dental practitioners, dental implants can be instruments of transformative change for patients. 

With a best-practice dental implant process, dentists are capable of improving oral function, aesthetics, and the overall quality of patients’ lives. However, with so many types of implants, methods, materials, and brands available, figuring out which solution is the best fit for each patient can be difficult. 

That’s where Avant Dental steps in as your knowledgeable partner. With more than 40 years’ experience, we’re here to guide you through the complex world of dental implants.

Even before any dental work begins, our expert team plans everything carefully. It’s like plotting a route on a map to ensure that each step is just right. Then, when the implant design process begins, our virtual lab lets you see and review designs in real time.

Think of Avant as your support crew that’s here to help you throughout the dental implant process. From planning to designing, our skilled technicians make sure each detail is personalised to meet every patient’s needs. 

It all begins with thorough pre-planning with our expert technicians to ensure precise restoration design and implant placement based on digital scans or physical impressions. Then the dentist reviews the design in our virtual lab and makes on-the-spot alterations in real time to reduce the overall treatment timeline. 

Then it’s over to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities where we craft  the  restoration to match precise specifications. A custom surgical guide can also be produced to help simplify and streamline the implant placement for an accurate and efficient result.   

But it’s not just about following steps. With Avant, the implant restoration design and manufacturing process is about building patient trust, and using our combined know-how to create something beautiful.

Here are the key advantages of using Avant’s dental implant restoration solutions in your practice: 

1. Avant simplifies the process of dental implant planning and placement

Successful dental implant treatments are built on a strong foundation of thorough pre-planning. Avant helps simplify the dental implant process with industry-leading communication that begins in the pre-planning phase. 

Our technicians utilise advanced imaging techniques such as intraoral scans and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to gain precise insights into the patient’s bone structure, nerve pathways, and overall oral anatomy. This aids in accurate implant placement planning that significantly simplifies the surgical stage. 

We also assist dentists with case-specific treatment plans that are tailored to the patient’s unique needs and anatomical considerations. This plan typically encompasses implant type, size, location, angle, and the eventual restoration strategy.

Then we move into the design phase. Dentists are invited to review restoration designs in our virtual lab where our design technicians are on hand to make on-the-spot alterations in real time. This simplifies the review process and typically reduces the overall treatment timelines by eliminating miscommunications and time-consuming remakes. 

Our technicians also assist dentists with the selection of appropriate implant components, including abutments and prosthetic elements, and can offer insights into the latest restoration materials, such as zirconia, lithium disilicate, and titanium, ensuring the most suitable choices for optimal function, aesthetics, and longevity.

Avant also conducts stringent quality control to ensure that restorations meet clinical standards. This mitigates the risk of ill-fitting or suboptimal prosthetics, thus enhancing patient satisfaction.

2. Avant uses advanced technologies and tools to enhance the accuracy and success of dental implant procedures 

Avant manufactures our dental implant restorations in the best state-of-the-art facilities around the world, including right here at home in our technologically advanced Sydney lab. We’ve invested in the latest digital technologies, and have a full digital workflow you can call on. 

Our commitment to thorough pre-planning and collaboration throughout the design phase vastly reduces surprises or unexpected challenges during the dental implant procedure. We also help dentists enhance the accuracy and success of dental implant procedures with our 3D-printed surgical guides. 

Once the virtual plan is established, the surgical guide is manufactured using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems. Depending on the case, surgical guides can be fabricated through 3D printing or milling processes. The guide is custom-made to fit over the patient’s dental arch and includes guide holes that dictate the exact location and trajectory for implant placement. Avant’s surgical guides lock into place like a splint, and a metal sleeve is used to stop the drill at the exact level required in the bone.

This provides an unparalleled level of precision, as they guide the implant placement process with submillimeter accuracy. Surgical guides minimise the risk of deviations from the planned implant positions, and reduces tissue trauma and surgical invasiveness to promote faster healing times and less postoperative discomfort for the patient.

The use of surgical guides also streamlines the surgical process. Dentists spend less time on intraoperative decision-making, leading to more efficient procedures – which is particularly beneficial in complex cases that may involve multiple implants, tilted implants, or locations with limited bone volume. 

The increased accuracy of implant placement achieved with surgical guides often translates to improved prosthetic outcomes, aesthetics, and long-term implant success rates.

3. Avant supports dentists to achieve predictable outcomes and patient satisfaction with dental implants

Precision is paramount in successful dental implant solutions, as even minor discrepancies can impact patient comfort, aesthetics, and overall treatment success. Avant employs meticulous techniques and technologies to guarantee accuracy throughout the process. 

We start with accurate digital impressions and high-resolution imaging to ensure that the virtual model accurately represents the patient’s oral anatomy. This eliminates potential inaccuracies associated with traditional impression materials.

Computer-aided design (CAD) software is then used to meticulously plan implant placement, abutment design, and prosthesis construction. Our expert technicians collaborate with dentists closely during this phase to ensure alignment with the treatment plan. This includes the creation of virtual mock-ups prior to manufacture that allow dentists and patients to visualise the final result. On-the-spot adjustments can be made at this stage in our virtual lab to address aesthetic and functional concerns.

Our advanced CAD/CAM technologies also enable precise milling of materials such as zirconia and metal for prosthetic frameworks. 3D printing may be used for certain components to ensure accuracy and consistency. And we rigorously inspect components at various stages of production to assess fit and overall implant quality before they are sent to the dentist.

4. Avant provides training and educational programmes to help dentists become proficient in using our dental implant solutions

In addition to constant communication with our expert technicians throughout the entire dental implant workflow, Avant also provides a range of resources to support ongoing training and education for dentists. 

Throughout the year, we invite dentists into our state-of-the-art Sydney lab to learn new skills and techniques from leading experts in a series of hands-on workshops. Our in-person workshops are held in our brand-new education centre that features a dedicated 20-person seminar room, and each of our clinically-focused workshops qualify you for CPD points.

We also offer a collection of free online articles and webinars across a range of clinically-focused topics. Dentists are invited to participate in our live webinars for free, or you can watch webinar recordings on-demand as your schedule allows. All our webinars feature expert guest presenters, and qualifies you to earn CPD points.

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Avant’s dental implant services

Avant offers a comprehensive range of cutting-edge dental implant services. Our commitment extends from crafting fixed or removable crowns and bridges to delivering full-arch restorations and overdentures. With an expansive array of restorative options, including custom abutments, we take pride in being your one-stop destination for all your dental implant needs.

Our expertise shines through in the design and fabrication of superior implant crowns and implant bridges. Whether your needs call for fixed or removable applications, we harness the strength of biocompatible dental implants as the cornerstone of your restoration. The result is implant crowns and bridges that seamlessly blend durability with aesthetics to provide a lifelike solution that stands the test of time.

Avant’s pioneering implant-supported full-arch restorations offer a transformative solution for patients grappling with the loss of multiple teeth. We craft  dental implant restorations of unparalleled quality at our state-of-the-art facilities, and our expert technicians meticulously map out restoration design and treatment plans. This results in a fixed, permanent restoration that redefines comfort and confidence.

For patients seeking a removable alternative to full-arch implant restorations, Avant presents our groundbreaking overdentures – also known as implant-supported dentures. Our approach revolves around designing overdentures with secure anchorage ontodental implants. This ensures enhanced stability and patient comfort, and elevates the traditional concept of dentures to new heights.

Want to learn more about our dental implant design and manufacturing process? Read:

What is CAD/CAM Dentistry and How Does it Work?

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Avant Dental provides quality dental implant solutions to suit every patient’s needs. To find out more about working with us, please email contact@avantdental.com.au or phone 1800 287 336

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