Guided Implant Surgery

Guided Implant Surgery Santa Fe NM

Planned Dental Implant Surgical Procedure

Guided Implant Surgery is an office procedure that is predicable, safe and efficient.  All planning is done prior to the surgical procedure. The goal is dental implant planning that supports predictable results and enhanced precision while improving your overall experience. The keys to successful dental implant placement are the technology, excellent planning and the trained hands of your local dentist.

Dr. Valdez Explains Guided Implant Surgery

In your exploration of dental options, have you considered the extraordinary benefits of implants?  If you’ve done your research, you’ve certainly heard of the state-of-the-art technology of implant placement called Guided Implant Surgery.

As a dentist who places implants every day, I can say with confidence that the procedure is safe, predictable and efficient.  Guided Implant surgery is a superior option that provides an excellent solution for both dentists and patients alike, and this cutting-edge technology is available at Divine Dental.

When a patient is in need of an implant, an oral evaluation and medical exam is performed in order to be certain that a patient is a candidate for guided implants.  Once the need has been assessed, a 3D image (also known as CBCT or Cone Beam Computed Tomography) is created.  CBCT is a special type of digital X-Ray machine used to increase implant predictability, as regular dental x-rays are not sufficient.  The 3D image is used to generate a virtual representation of the patient’s jaw and oral anatomy.  We then develop a digital treatment plan to place the implant in the exact position in a virtual version of the patient’s jaw.  A surgical guide custom-designed to fit the patient’s mouth is then fabricated.

During the surgical procedure, the surgical guide is placed in the mouth and snapped on to the surrounding teeth.  I’m then able to make a precise, guided osteotomy (a hole in the gums) and place the implant in the bone with exact depth and angulation.  This precision is all made possible within the process of the guide/guided surgery.

Our patients feel confident in knowing that among the exceptional benefits of guided implant surgery is safety, comfort, durability, convenience and aesthetic quality. It is also known that guided dental implant surgery is typically performed in much less time than previous methods of traditional dental implant surgery. Less incisions and sutures are usually needed and therefore post-operative swelling / discomfort is decreased.

My considerable experience with Guided Implant Surgery allows me the highest level of precision and control, the certainty of a predictable medical and aesthetic outcome, and the knowledge that I am providing my patients with the most sophisticated technologies and superlative services.

In addition to placing single implants, we offer All On 4 implant dentures. The term refers to "all" teeth being supported "on four" dental implants, a guided surgical implant procedure for total rehabilitation in patients with badly broken, decayed or compromised teeth due to gum disease. It provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis.

550-B St Michaels Drive Suite #2

Santa Fe, NM 87505


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