What is the laser gum treatment technology?
Dental lasers are playing an increasingly important role in periodontology, providing fast, simple and highly effective treatments for procedures such as closed curettage, gingivoplasty, gum pigmentation removal, crown lengthening, and more. Fotona’s dual-wavelength LightWalker® Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers are the perfect tools for performing the widest variety of laser-assisted periodontal procedures in a minimally invasive, cost-effective manner.
The LightWalker laser system family has been cleared by the FDA for the following periodontal indications:
- Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (cementum-mediated periodontal ligament new-attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium)
- Periodontal regeneration – true regeneration of the attachment apparatus (new cementum, new periodontal ligament, and new alveolar bone) on a previously diseased root surface
- Sulcular debridement or soft tissue curettage (removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket to improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss, and tooth mobility)
- Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty
- Implant recovery
- Sulcular debridement
- Removal of subgingival calculi in periodontal pockets with periodontitis by closed or open curettage
CBCT – 3D Imaging
Cone Bean CT creates 3D imaging of your smile
3D imaging in the dental office provides accurate, detailed images that can be used for improved diagnostics and treatment. One of the main benefits of CBCT technology is the reduction of radiation. Our patients’ health and safety are incredibly important to us, and this 3D scanner can be used to capture images of your whole mouth without the dangers of high radiation levels. Additionally, digital images are more functional compared to old forms of x-rays used in the past.
What is Digital Smile Design?
See your future smile with DSD.
Digital smile design leverages the latest advancements in dental technology to identify the best treatment plan based on the needs and desires of each patient. Imaging is used to consider the size, placement, and shape of the teeth, as well as facial aesthetics and more.
A model or mock-up of your mouth is created, helping you see what your smile might look like when the treatments are complete. This model allows you to adjust the treatment plan as needed, ensuring the result is just as you desire.
Create 3D models of your smile with our intraoral scanner
Intraoral scanning technology enables us to create fast, accurate digital impressions of your teeth and mouth. This tool replaces the old method of creating impressions using putty that sets in your mouth to match the shape of your teeth. An intraoral scanner is more comfortable and faster compared to other impression techniques.
Low Exposure Digital Dental Radiology
While x-rays are an important part of dental diagnosis and treatment, many patients are concerned about radiation exposure. We use low-exposure radiology technology, which reduces radiation exposure by up to 70%. This technology allows us to gather the digital images that are required, while ensuring the safety of our patients. These images can be refined and enhanced for a precise, accurate diagnosis.
Guided Dental Implant Surgery
Accurate placement of dental implants is critical to ensure the long-term success of this treatment. Modern technology allows us to use imaging that can optimize all steps of the implant placement procedure, including the drilling and insertion of the implant. Each patient receives a custom template for the surgery based on their personalized needs. This technology, combined with the trained skills of an experienced surgeon, can improve the overall results.
IV Sedation: Treatment In Your Sleep
For many people, the idea of spending time at a dental office brings feelings of anxiety and stress. If you are worried about an upcoming dental treatment, then you might consider the benefits of IV sedation. This option creates a pain-free, stress-free experience when you are in the dental chair. You can feel comfortable knowing that you will sleep through the treatment.