St. Lawrence Dentistry Now Provides BioHorizons Guided Implant Surgery in Mississauga

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St. Lawrence Dentistry offers the highly predictable and successful BioHorizons guided implant surgery to patients who need dental implants but may not be good candidates for more conventional implant surgery due to bone loss, proximity to nerves, or require multiple implants.

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Dental implants are highly successful with the new BioHorizons guided implant surgery available at St. Lawrence Dentistry. The key to success of the guided implant surgery technique is the detailed planning Dr. Hawryluk performs in conjunction with a radiologist prior to placement.

During the assessment phase Dr. Hawryluk determines if guided implant surgery is the best approach to a patient’s needs. Guided implant surgery is especially helpful for patients who have minimal bone available, require multiple implants, or have issues with proximity to nerves in the jaw.

Factors to consider with guided implant surgery include whether or not there is adequate vertical space in the mouth to accommodate the surgical guide, and related components. If there is not enough space available, more conventional dental implant services may be the best option.

A CT scan is ordered through a radiologist center and a scan of all indicated areas is conducted to ensure a guided implant approach can be successfully completed. Specifically, teeth opposing the implant area are scanned so that implants can be planned in such a way that they line up to opposing teeth and maintain a tight bite.

A final consultation is then conducted with the patient to explain the guided implant surgery process, and an online planning session is performed with the radiologist to decide on the exact positioning of implants. The radiologist develops a surgical guide using a virtual treatment plan along with BioHorizons master cylinders and pilot sleeves. Additionally, a detailed surgical protocol is prepared by the radiologist specific to the patient’s jaw and bite. Dr. Hawryluk uses the radiologist’s surgical guide and the BioHorizons guided surgery kit, while following the carefully planned surgical protocol, to complete the procedure.

More About St. Lawrence Dentistry:
The Mississauga dental clinic has been proudly providing dental services in Port Credit and the surrounding areas for decades. The team provides the highest standard of care in the industry, with high-end facilities and the latest equipment. Patients are at ease the moment they arrive and the St. Lawrence Dentistry team ensures that they are comfortable.

St. Lawrence Dentistry provides a range of services including cosmetic dentistry, pinhole gum rejuvenation, microscope assisted root canals, along with general and family dentistry. Sedation dentistry is also available and provided in partnership with medical anesthesiologists in a state-of-the-art, wheelchair and stretcher accessible operatory.

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Allan Louis Hawryluk, DMD
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