When it comes to providing the absolute best dental care possible, it is extremely important to use the latest technologies. At the Comprehensive Dental Implant Center, we pride ourselves by adopting and utilizing the newest technological advances to ensure you receive the best care available.
Digital scanning replaces the process of taking impressions. Patients appreciate and prefer the scanning technology. It is a more pleasant experience.
Digital Scanning is a superior process of recording an accurate image of the teeth and gums, by passing a wand-like instrument over the teeth. The image looks like an actual photograph when it is completed. It is stored in a computer file and can be sent electronically to the dental lab. Scanning is a more pleasant experience for patients and it enables the dentist and dental laboratory technicians to create a much better restoration or prosthesis, through its precision.
The latest in x-ray technology includes digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are exactly as they sound, x-rays of your teeth that are made using a sensor rather than film and can be immediately seen and examined by both you and your dentist. This is a great way to enhance patient-doctor communication, diagnose any problems quickly, and most importantly, digital x-rays use much less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
Cone-Beam 3D Radiography
Cone-beam radiography is used to create 3-dimensional images of the teeth and jaw structure. This is indispensable for implant placement, as it shows an accurate and precise structure of the mouth and can help to determine the right size and placement necessary for a successful implant. This allows the implant placement procedures to be more accurate and less invasive.
Intraoral Scanners and Cameras
To accurately examine your mouth, we utilize intraoral cameras and scanners during our initial assessment of your mouth. An intraoral camera is a tool that projects a live stream image into a screen so that both you and the dentist will have a more clear view of your teeth. Images from the camera can be saved and archived for future use. The intraoral scanner replaces the traditional messy impression and plaster models by creating an extremely accurate 3-dimensional image or your mouth and oral structures. This allows us to carefully treatment plan your care with a very high degree of accuracy.
Guided Implant Surgery
For guided implant surgery, we use a combination of 3-dimensional x-rays and 3-dimensional intraoral scans to get an exact, accurate representation of your gums and where your implant needs to be placed. The extreme precision that comes with using this technology allows for less invasive, more predictable, and highly successful results.
We frequently use laser technology in our procedures. Laser procedures are very kind to tissues and heal very quickly. By using lasers for minor procedures we can ensure the best results and the quickest possible healing times.