Technology

iTeroTM

For many, the most unpleasant part of a visit to the dentist is the process of getting impressions. Not only are they unpleasant for the patient, they also tend to be flawed renderings of a patient’s mouth. New, state-of-the-art technology has improved the impression process, allowing dentists the ability to get an accurate model of each patient’s mouth.

iTero Digital Impressions completely eliminate the need for messy putty and trays when doing impressions. These highly accurate renderings also eliminate the errors found using traditional methods as the digital impression system digitally scans a patient’s mouth and bite. These images are then transmitted to the laboratory computer so that an accurate model can be created of your mouth.

All our doctors at Significance Dental Specialists are a devoted to restoring and enhancing the smiles of our patients using more effective, state-of-the-art procedures like dental implants and gum recession treatment.

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Cone Beam Uses

The Cone Beam is used in many dental procedures. It can be used to determine a treatment plan for dental implants, helping determine size and placement of the implant. It can also be used to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Some additional benefits include:

  • Implant planning
  • Earlier detection of oral infections and tumors
  • TMJ analysis
  • Airway studies (ie: sleep apnea)
  • Impacted teeth
  • Periodontal disease

i-CAT

CT Scans and Cone Beam Imaging systems generate 3D images, high definition x-rays within seconds. The panoramic images are remarkably clear, which helps with diagnosing and treating dental ailments. These scans allow us to quickly assess your dental needs and get you back out enjoying your life in less time than you might expect from traditional imaging equipment.

The health and safety of our patients is our highest priority, which is why we utilize a cone beam imaging system in our office. Unlike traditional x-ray systems, the Cone Beam system produces a very low dose of radiation, thus reducing unnecessary exposure. Some additional benefits of cone beam imaging include:

  • Visualize anatomy that can not be diagnosed externally or from traditional x-rays
  • Create better, more effective treatment plans
  • Assess benefits and risk of treatment options
  • Analyze the position and orientation of critical structures, such as nerves, prior to the procedure
  • Up to 10x less radiation exposure to the patient than traditional x-rays
  • Faster scan time (10-40 seconds vs. several minutes)
  • Less expensive
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The Cone Beam is used in many dental procedures. It can be used to determine a treatment plan for dental implants, helping determine size and placement of the implant. It can also be used to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Some additional benefits include:

  • Implant planning
  • Earlier detection of oral infections and tumors
  • TMJ analysis
  • Airway studies (ie: sleep apnea)
  • Impacted teeth
  • Periodontal disease

It is important to us that our patients receive the most advanced care possible. We utilize cone beam technology because it gives us a clear view of facial nerves and bone structure, which allows us to plan a customized procedure to protect your nerve endings. Such advanced technology allows us to minimize pain and speed healing!

What are CGF (Concentrated Growth Factors)?

Growth factors are our own proteins which regulate in the complex processes of wound healing and are used to accelerate & enhance tissue regeneration and repair in dental and medical procedures.

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How is CGF used?

The CGF (concentrated growth factors) is derived from a small quantity of your own blood drawn from your arm. Using a specialized centrifuge, your blood is processed and prepared while you are having your dental surgery. It only takes approximately 10 minutes to be ready for use from the time your blood is drawn.

What are the benefits of CGF?

  • Faster healing & recovery
  • Faster wound closure
  • Less bleeding
  • Less pain & discomfort
  • Ideal for smokers, diabetics & patients on blood thinners