Fast, Comfortable Treatments
We are committed to providing our patients with the latest dental technology has to offer. That is why we invest in multiple systems to ensure your treatment is comfortable, fast and accurate. Here are some highlights of our technology.
Digital Dental X-Ray System
- Reduces radiation exposure by 75% or more
- Allows doctor to adjust image contrast and zoom in and out for better viewing and more accurate diagnosis
- Clarity and image detail often surpass traditional film x-rays
- Instant electronic images—no waiting for film to develop
- Environmentally friendly because chemical developers are not needed
- Overall easier, cleaner, and faster than conventional x-rays
- Images can be shared electronically with other doctors to facilitate interdisciplinary care
Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT)
We were one of the first practices in our area to use CBCT. The main advantage of this advanced x-ray technology is that is creates a three-dimensional image which is critical for planning surgical cases. The technology greatly benefits the doctor in diagnosis and treatment planning and it helps patients understand their needs and treatment options. Being able to see features in three dimensions is useful in a variety of clinical situations, including showing patients bony defects associated with periodontal disease and the proper placement of dental implants.
This technology is a simple, non-invasive way to check your bite using computer technology. An unbalanced bite can lead to numerous problems including pain, grinding of teeth, tooth wear, damaged teeth or restorations, loose teeth, and receding gums. By using this new technology, the doctors evaluate your bite and provide recommendations for treatment.
Our office invented this unique patient education system that shows patients the steps in dental implant treatment using animations. Even patients who are apprehensive about dental procedures find the cartoon-like images on the computer to be non-threatening and easy to understand during consultations.
Regenerative Endoscopic Procedures (REP)
REP provides the benefits of conventional periodontal surgery, but REP is minimally invasive surgery. With REP, the periodontist uses a very small fiber optic camera that is placed into the periodontal pocket. Using this camera, the periodontist is able to see below the gum line and clean the tooth roots. The periodontist is also able to make an early diagnosis of root fractures, tooth decay, and the breakdown and erosion of tooth roots. For more information in this technology for treating periodontal disease, click here.
The abbreviation ISQ stands for “Implant Stability Quotient.” The Osstell ISQ is a handheld, non-invasive, computerized device that provides a numerical value to determine dental implant stability and integration into the bone. This value is very important to the periodontist in making clinical decisions that affect the long-term anticipated success of dental implant treatment.
Note We have 2 laser systems. Nd:YAG, which is specifically designed for treatment of periodontitis and implant bone loss (peri-implantitis) and a diode laser, designed for biopsies and gum tissue contouring (note hyperlink Nd:YAG to LANAP).
We make extensive use of imaging technology for diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring and enhancement of results, particularly when esthetics are important. This also allows us to instantly communicate specific and accurate information to other professionals and laboratories.
Piezosurgery uses ultrasonic energy to perform procedures on the jawbone without cutting soft tissue and is used for certain types of procedures. Benefits include less pain, swelling and faster healing than when conventional drills or instruments are used.
Computer based implant planning and guided surgery
We have several different computer based planning tools that are often used to virtually analyze and plan implant placement and to simulate the outcome. This allows safer, more precise and successful implant placement. We often use this software to produce computer generated guides to insure accurate implant placement.
- Digital radiographs
- Millenium NdYAG laser
- Operating microscope
- Periodontal endoscope
- Yomi robotic implant surgery
- Computer guided surgery
- Digital periodontal examination