Orthophos 3D CT Scan
The current emerging standard of care in dentistry and dental implantology is the use of three dimensional x-ray studies. The 3-D images allow the doctor to collect the needed and highly valuable diagnostic information to best plan and deliver dental and surgical care.
The 3D CBCT imaging system can be used for an array of applications, including: endodontics, implantology, surgery, fracture and orthodontics and TMJ assessment. The 3D images accurately show the patient’s anatomy, evaluates bone volume and quality. Extraordinary details are obtained at low exposure levels. A typical scan takes only 20 seconds.
The patient benefits from less radiation as well as the comfortable, open environment. Additionally, the doctor can share a visual diagnosis with patients, making them more comfortable with their treatment plan and actively participate in their care.
Computer Guided Implant Surgery
In the past radiographic images used to place implants were two dimensional providing a reasonable estimate of bone height. Often bone width was not determined until the bone was exposed during surgery sometimes resulting in compromised placement of the implant.
Computer Guided Implant Surgery gives very detailed 3-D visualizations and coupled with the appropriate software allows us to place implants with a level of precision that was unattainable several years ago. In addition, the surgical procedures can often be accomplished in a much more conservative procedure which involves greatly reduced discomfort, less treatment time and a more accurate final outcome.
Computer Guided Implant placement is the safest and most precise way to place dental implants.
CEREC 1 Visit Tooth Restoration
Our practice offers CEREC Technology to provide our patients with Same Day Restorations.
No more messy impression materials or hassle with annoying temporaries! CEREC Technology offers our patients the opportunity to have a beautiful restoration designed, fabricated and delivered in a single appointment! Here’s how:
Using, CEREC Technology, we are able to take a photo scan of your tooth with a special laser camera that safely captures the anatomy of the prepared tooth and renders it as a 3-dimensional image.
We then customizes your crown, inlay or onlay using your digital “impression” and 3D imaging software.
After the doctor approves the final design, the CEREC milling system employs CAD/CAM technology to shape your restoration from a high-strength, metal-free ceramic or composite block in a shade to match your smile. This eliminates the repeat visit after sending the impression off to a lab, as this is now able to be done while you are in the chair!
Low Dose Digital X-Rays
Dental x-rays (Radiographs) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Digital Radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. This allows the doctors to get a much better view of your teeth and any potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software obtains a number of different views of your teeth to gain the best understanding of your situation and develop the most appropriate course of management.
Digital sensors are more responsive than film so that much less radiation is required to produce a digital image.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
A lot has changed since your childhood years of family dentistry. Now, as more dentists are discovering the link between dental health and systemic health, we’re making strides in offering dentistry that focuses on total-body wellness. With the introduction of our Piezo scaler to fend off symptoms of gum disease and laser dentistry for soft tissue therapy and periodontal care, Dr. Patel and his team are increasing patient care, comfort and healing.
Intra-Oral Camera Lets You See for Yourself
Through technology, our patients can work together with our dentists to have healthy gums and beautiful teeth. With the intra-oral camera, you can see for yourself what work needs to be done on what teeth. This amazing miniature video camera produces clear and accurate pictures of all your teeth. You will enjoy making informed decisions together with our doctors, creating a bond of teamwork.