Latest Dental Technologies for the Perfect Dental Care
At Periodontal Associates, we are committed to providing you with the best dental solutions to help protect, repair, or restore your dental health. It is for this reason why we invest in the latest dental technologies. With these technologies, we can offer you the best dental care, regardless of what your dental problems are. When you visit us, below are some of the dental technologies that you can expect us to use while caring for you.
Periodontal laser is a dental technology that involves the use of dental diode lasers when cutting or contouring soft tissues in the oral cavity. The technology is an alternative to traditional dental cutting tools. It offers several advantages, including creating precision cuts, eliminating bleeding, minimizing the risk of swelling, and reducing the healing time. Our office uses Diode and NdYAG Periolase MVP7 lasers.
Read more about Laser LAPIP therapy and LANAP therapy.
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. It is relatively new in dental care that is used during the design and manufacturing of prosthetic devices used for dental restorations. CAD/CAM helps to create more accurate and aesthetically pleasing dental prosthetics. It also helps to significantly reduce the amount of time taken to create the devices.
Read more about CAD/CAM guided surgery.
A preferred system implemented for digital impressions is the Carestream CS 3600. As a wand with a camera connected to a computer that is equipped with modern software, this device is gently inserted into the mouth when it comes time to take an imprint of your teeth. It is then thoroughly rotated to gather a full circle image of your teeth, gums, and the surrounding tissues.
Read more about Carestream digital impressions.
Digital CBCT (Cone Beam CT)
Digital Cone Beam CT is a dental imaging technology that is used for dental examinations during routine dental visits. It can also be used for planning purposes while preparing for oral surgery procedures. It helps to produce a single and detailed image of the entire oral cavity – including the teeth, upper jaws, lower jaws, the TMJ joints, sinuses, and nasal cavity.
Read more about digital CBCT.
An intraoral camera is another dental imaging technology that is used during various procedures. It involves the use of a toothbrush shaped and sized camera, which captures and produces high-definition, real-time images of the oral cavity. The camera can be moved around the mouth cavity to observe several oral cavity features. It is thus a great tool for an oral examination as well as patient education.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry Utilizing a Microscope
Micro dentistry is an advanced dental treatment technology that is used in restorative dentistry. It involves the use of technological tools such as a dental laser, the WaterLase, and other minimally invasive techniques. As a result, the offered treatment only targets small and affected parts of the tooth, hence preserving as much of the tooth as possible. Compared to traditional dentistry techniques, micro dentistry results in less pain and offers more accurate treatment and is less likely to cause damage to the teeth during treatment.
Read more about microsurgery.
Periotest is an advanced technological device that measures osseointegration, the stability of dental implants. It involves the use of a wireless device (the Periotest) which measures the stability and then transmits the readings on an LCD screen. The device can be used during various stages of dental implant placement - before to detect suitability, during the healing period to track the progress, and after to evaluate performance. It is very helpful, especially in detecting early implant failure.
Read more about Periotest.
PDGF, BMP-Z, PRP, EMDOGAIN therapy are revolutionary dental technologies used during oral surgical procedures to enhance surgical outcomes. It involves the use of blood plasma that is enhanced with a high amount of platelets, which is injected into the oral surgery sites. The mixture helps to reduce bleeding by creating blood clots faster and accelerate the healing process by boosting the tissue regeneration process. It can be used during procedures such as bone grafting, ridge augmentation, full mouth reconstruction, tooth extraction, lesion and cyst removal, sinus lift, and others.
Stem Cell Based Bone Grafting
In the past, a bone graft was a fairly intensive procedure. We would have to take donor tissue from other parts of your body and attach it to the surgical site, using special material to try to encourage it to affix properly. However, we here at Periodontal Associates are excited to introduce a newer, more promising technology that can help streamline and facilitate the entire bone graft procedure. By using stem cells, we can help our patients have more successful bone grafts with less uncertainty and discomfort.
Read more about stem cell based grafting.
Are you in need of dental care? Periodontal Associates can offer you the best solutions for the dental problems that are troubling you. Call us today at (971) 317-8414 for any questions you might have about the dental technologies and solutions we offer.