Dental Implants in Tuscaloosa, AL

At Dental Care South, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile they feel truly proud of, and we’re committed to helping our patients achieve a dream smile. As a leading dental practice serving the Tuscaloosa area, we’re proud to provide a diverse range of dental treatments to patients of all ages. One of our most popular restorative dental procedures is dental implants – and because our practice uses the state-of-the-art Sirona 3D planning machine, we can provide dental implant treatment with unparalleled precision and efficacy.


Using Advanced Dental Technology
to Create Stunning Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments available for replacing teeth.
With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime – which is why it’s so important that the procedure goes perfectly so you end up with a result you’ll be proud of.

In the past, dental implants were made using traditional methods like putty impressions. While these can be effective, putty isn’t a very high-fidelity material and is prone to problems like bubbles, which can cause inaccuracies and problems in treatment. This used to be just another part of dental care – but with modern dental technology, we’re able to provide dental implants like never before.

At our practice, we’re proud to harness the power of the revolutionary Sirona 3D treatment planning system. This machine harnesses some of the most advanced scanning, imaging, and 3D computer modeling technology in the dental industry, allowing us to plan treatment with unmatched precision.

Planning dental implants takes time, skill, and expertise to do right, and the results stay with a patient for a lifetime. Between creating images and models of the teeth and facial structure to fabricating and placing the implant, treatment with dental implants is a complicated process. Thanks to this new technology, we’re able to provide implants with a higher degree of accuracy and predictability than ever.

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Benefits of 3D Planning for Dental Implants

The improvements start from the very first stages of the treatment process: imaging. Normal digital dental x-rays are only capable of providing a relatively blurry, low-resolution image of the teeth and jaw that often warps and distorts at various points in the image. A skilled doctor can use these images to properly plan treatment, but it’s still less than ideal.

The Sirona System ushers in a new era in dental imaging. Instead of the flat, blurry, warped images of digital dental x-rays, the Sirona machine can create a precise, high-fidelity, 3D computer model of the teeth, jaw, and entire skull. We can see every tooth, root, and bone in sharp focus down to the last detail – giving Dr. Skalnik a new level of control in planning treatment.

Furthermore, we can use the software to visualize how your smile will look when treatment is finished. The software is capable of rendering a simulated 3D model of your smile with the new implant in place, allowing us to provide treatment that’s powerful and predictable.

Finally, the Sirona System makes the placement procedure easier and more routine than ever. Using the system, we can create a custom-fabricated surgical guide that’s designed specifically to your mouth and ensures the implant is placed at the exact right location and angle. This takes the stress out of the surgery, allowing for unparalleled confidence in a successful procedure.

TMJ Treatment Using 3D Planning

Utilizing the Sirona System also allows us to better plan for TMJ treatment, as we can use this advanced technology to both diagnose and treat TMJ disorders. To learn more about TMJ, please visit our TMJ disorders page.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Tuscaloosa Implant Dentist

Dental implants can repair your smile for a lifetime – so if you’re planning to invest the money in treatment, it’s critical to make sure they’re done right. With the expertise of Dr. Skalnik and the revolutionary capabilities of the Sirona 3D treatment planning system, we can provide dental implants with a level of precision and control that’s never before been possible. Call us today at 205.752.1929 to find out more about how 3D planning makes implants more effective than ever, or request a consultation online to find out how we can improve your smile through dental implants. We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope to help you achieve a new smile through dental implants!