Many of the surgical treatments we provide are safer and more effective thanks to improved dental technology. From treatment planing to restoration design, new technology has enriched almost every aspect of modern oral surgery. New technology is constantly changing the way we treat, diagnose, and even prevent oral health problems.
At Precision Dental Specialties, we stay up-to-date on the latest technology for the benefit of our patients. We place your well-being above all else and spare no expense when it comes to your personalized care. If you are looking for a state-of-the-art oral surgery facility, you have come to the right place!
Our office uses an Itero machine to take digital impressions of your mouth after dental implants. If your dentist feels it is best in your situation, we schedule an appointment for you to come in and receive a digital impression.
3D imaging can catch potential problems in a more precise way than a regular 2D x-ray could. Take for example the trigeminal nerve that runs along the inside of the lower jaw, usually around where wisdom teeth are located. With a 3D x-ray, we can see if the tooth root is curved or hooked around the nerve in a way a 2D x-ray couldn’t show you. This information helps the doctor to complete the procedure with the highest level of safety.
A dental x-ray is an essential diagnostic tool for any oral surgeon. In the past, x-rays required film slides, complete with a long and tedious development process. These days, we use digital x-rays due to their numerous advantages over traditional methods.
Intraoral x-rays are the most common type of dental radiograph. To conduct a digital intraoral x-ray, a small electronic sensor is placed in the mouth. The sensor allows us to capture images of your teeth, roots, and supportive bone without the use of film slides. The position of the electronic sensor is dictated by the type of intraoral x-ray you need.
Digital x-rays omit up to 90% less radiation than a film x-ray. They also allow us to magnify or manipulate the image to gain a more comprehensive overview of your oral structures. Without the film development process, we can retake an x-ray instantly and share them electronically, all without affecting the environment.
When a digital x-ray fails to provide enough information, Dr. Scott E. Bulloch may order a cone beam CT scan. A CBCT scan is another form of digital radiography that gives us an even more detailed look at your oral and maxillofacial structures. With CBCT scans, we get a 3D representation of your teeth, bone, gums, and other soft tissues.
CBCT scans allow us to better determine the root cause of a symptom or problem. They also allow us to develop more precise surgical plans for dental implants, tooth extractions, bone grafting, gum grafting, and many other restorative procedures. In other words, CBCT and 3D imaging have revolutionized the way we perform oral surgery.
At Precision Dental Specialties, we utilize CAD/CAM technology to provide safe, effective, and quick results when it comes to surgical planning and restorations. CAD/CAM dentistry is a relatively new innovation that has revolutionized implant placement and prosthetic teeth. If you need an aesthetically-pleasing and durable restoration, CAD/CAM dentistry may be the ideal solution for you.
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If you would like to learn more about the benefits of our cutting-edge technology, our team is happy to help. Call 435-522-5629 to schedule your appointment today!