In addition to years of experience and countless hours of continuing education, we also pride ourselves in counting with some of the latest technology in dental care. With many advances in modern dentistry available, we make sure to stay up-to-date with the evolution of our profession, the techniques and devices that not only make our periodontal treatments easier and more effective, they also provide great results and comfort to our patients.
Our patients are our practice, and with this in mind we make sure we offer the best solutions to minimize chair time, discomfort and healing time by employing the latest in dental technology. Some of our advanced techniques include:
Cone beam computed tomography (or CBCT) is a medical imaging technique that has become increasingly important in diagnosis and treatment planning in Implant Dentistry. It allows us to obtain about 600 distinct images which are then reconstructed in 3D images with special software. A dental cone beam scan offers invaluable information about bone anatomy and density.
Success in implant placement starts with accurate planning. We use digital 3D imaging to carefully locate the best position for our implant placement. CBCT images are integrated with a library of dental implant images to carefully choose the right size and position prior to the surgical procedure. Digital planning is the most advanced process to place implants in a predictable manner.
Laser technology is an effective way for minimally invasive removal of both subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits, to prepare periodontal pockets and the surface of the tooth for healing and new attachment. The procedure is usually performed with no anesthetic, as it is virtually painless due to a combination of laser energy and water to cut soft tissue and bone without heat.
We use digital scanning for implant restoration. Implants are scanned for maximum accuracy when communicating with laboratories and restoring dentists, minimizing repetitions and, in some cases, replacing traditional impressions. Digital scans provide a 100% customized implant restoration solution for our patients.
OralDNA is a salivary diagnostic tool to obtain precise evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV, allowing more accurate diagnosis and, in the case of periodontal disease, more effective, customized treatment. One swab can help determine what specific pathogens are present, and determine what is the best treatment. Read more…
X-rays are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They help diagnose and prevent potential oral health issues. Technology advances have made digital dental x-rays a more safe way to obtain images of tooth structures that are not visible to the naked eye, while minimizing radiation exposure, to provide comprehensive dental care.
The perioscope is a tool that has been specifically designed to explore and visualize the periodontal pocket in patients with periodontal disease. Through a computer monitor we can visualize the diseased tooth’s root surface. The perioscope allows us to see what is inside of the periodontal pocket, as well as to see plaque and calculus without the need of an invasive surgical procedure. It also allows for identification of other problems, such as cracks in the tooth, and perforations and other disease entities of the root surface.