The last breakthrough makes the process of implantation more painless and much more available to a wider range of people. A model of the jawbone is created through Computerized Tomography (CT). The model makes it possible to know exactly where the post or posts need to be inserted. Before the use of CT, a preliminary surgery was often needed to create an impression of the jawbone. In most cases, Computerized Tomography has made the preliminary surgery obsolete and made the implantation surgery one-step, more streamlined, and less painful.
These huge advancements have made the implantation process more available and almost pain-free. More natural methods, combined with the need for less surgery, makes implantation a viable option with less harmful side effects. Thanks to the efforts of investigators, people no longer have to live without teeth, but instead have a safe means to attain a great smile.