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Technology

Technologies We Use

 

Surgical Microscopes

The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Carl Zeiss, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures. Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.

 

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Dental x-rays and 2D panographs cannot clearly see the inside of the bone, and cannot see the tongue-side of the bone at all. Only a cone beam CT (CBCT image) can create a 3D view and cross sections of the area of interest. The information provided in a CBCT scan is extremely important when placing dental implants, performing a complex root canal or extraction, or looking for the source of pain or infection. We want to have as much information as possible about our patients’ condition and anatomy before operating or planning.

Dental cone beam CT emits less radiation and provides a more complete picture. Hospital CTs take a series of parallel x-ray images of the head, from top to bottom. There’s a gap between each image, and a computer uses educated guesses to fill in the gaps. This type of CT imaging is adequate (albeit with excessive radiation) for large pathology, like a skull fracture or sinus infection.

A cone beam CT circles the head, so each image or slice overlaps. There is no gap. In addition, the radiation is much weaker. Only in areas of overlap (the area of interest) is there enough radiation and data to construct a 3D model. This is why CBCT images provide a more complete image with less radiation, compared to hospital CT machines.

 

Guided Implant Surgery

GuidePro3D takes a “systems approach” – a holistic solution to consistently planning an implant case every time. Each component integrates together and thus removes the frustration of other disjointed guide systems on the market. The GuidePro3D system provides a consistently accurate method of placing dental implants.