Our patients are our practice, and with this in mind, we make sure we offer the best solutions to minimize chair and healing time and discomfort.
In addition to years of experience and countless hours of continuing education, we are also committed to offering some of the latest technology in dental care. Here is some of what we offer:
Cone Beam Tomography
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 with special software. A dental cone beam scan offers invaluable information about bone anatomy and density.
Digital Implant Planning
Success in implant placement starts with accurate planning. We use digital 3D imaging to carefully locate the best position to place implants. CBCT images are integrated with a library of dental implant images to carefully choose the right size and position of the implant prior to the surgical procedure. Digital planning is the most advanced process to place implants in a predictable manner.
Periodontal Laser Therapy
Laser technology is an effective way to enable minimally invasive removal of both subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits and to prepare periodontal pockets and the surface of the tooth for healing and new attachment. The procedure is usually performed with no anesthetic. It is painless because 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 remakes and, in some cases, replacing traditional impressions. Digital scans provide a completely customized implant restoration solution for our patients.
OralDNA is a salivary diagnostic tool that is used to obtain precise evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV. It enables 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 the best course of treatment.
X-rays are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They help diagnose and prevent potential oral health issues. Advances in technology have made digital dental x-rays possible. They are safer than traditional x-rays, delivering less radiation while enabling us to obtain images of tooth structures that are not visible to the naked eye to provide comprehensive dental care. Read more on our Digital X-Rays page.
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, perforations, and other disease entities of the root surface. Find out more about this instrument. Click here to read our Perioscope page.