Are There Computer Guided Implants in Bend, OR?

added on: October 23, 2022

The answer to this question is yes! At Ponderosa Dental Center, we love dental implants and the benefits of having a healthier smile. Dr. Joshua Prentice had a passion and love for technology at a young age. He spent time building computers and learning new software programming as a boy. Today, Dr. Prentice utilizes the most advanced dental technologies available to provide truly state-of-the-art dentistry through computer-guided implant surgery.

But what makes it different from other dental implants? (There’s so much you’ll want to know and be relieved to find out.)

Why We Love Dental Implants

When you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it can feel like there’s no hope for having a full, healthy smile. Things are different with dental implants from your Bend dentist. They replace your tooth or teeth along with your roots for a natural smile that looks and feels whole again. 

Dental implants are biocompatible and can integrate with your jaw bone for stimulation necessary to help it remain strong. With the proper care, your new restoration can last a lifetime.

Your Dental Implant Concierge in Bend

Dr. Prentice has partnered with Implant Concierge for the ultimate in implant planning, customized surgical guides, and precision placement. The process is simple and convenient:

  • We start by taking 3D x-rays with our cone beam CT scanner and 3D impressions with Cerec Primescan.
  • Because both of these technologies are digital, we can immediately send your imaging to Implant Concierge for a planning meeting, implant placement mapping, and the creation of a surgical guide.
  • This detailed surgical guide eliminates all the variables that can happen with free-hand implant surgery, right down to guiding Dr. Prentice to pinpoint-proper angulation and depth.

No guesswork, no erroneous placement–just pure comfort and accuracy from your Bend dental implants.

Interested in Seeing For Yourself?

If you’ve been told you might not have a great bone structure to support your dental implant or have issues with bone loss, you’ll want to talk with our dental office in Bend. There are ways to help build a strong foundation for strength and stability — creating a more confident smile. 

(P.S. If you need more than a few teeth replaced, we work with a denturist right next door to plan and create your custom implant-retained dentures!)

Contact us or schedule online for a consultation. We’ll get to know you and help you figure out your treatment goals. We’re always welcoming patients like you into our family at your new favorite Bend dental office.