Your dental care is our utmost priority, and to that end we strive to ensure that we offer the latest in technology and treatment options available.
Sirona Orthophos XG 3D - CBT SCAN
The Orthophos XG 3D combines the advantages of 2D and 3D images into one unit. The 3D function increases diagnostic accuracy for all clinical needs and offers new possibilities in implantology. The Sirona XG 3D allows us to take Panorama X-rays, Check-up X-rays, and CBCT Scans. CBCT scans are needed when treatment planning standard implants. With The Sirona Orthophos X-ray machine in our office, our patients no longer have to make separate appointments at a medical facility, or other office when needing a CBCT Scan. We are proud that we are one of the only General Dentist offices with this CBCT Scan technology.
The SIRONA XG 3D allows us to scan only the region of interest that we need for the patient, and provides the lowest possible effective radiation dose for the patient.
Plasma Rich in Fibrin and Platelets - Intra-Spin Centrifuge
With an injury or cut, bleeding stops when platelets in the blood form a clot. When they clot, platelets release chemicals known as "growth factors" that attract healing cells to the wound. If blood platelets are concentrated to several times their usual numbers, the result is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is created when some of your blood is drawn into a container and is spun in a centrifuge. The platelets are concentrated in the bottom of the container. When this mixture is siphoned off, it is called Platelet Rich Plasma. When PRP that has a concentration of platelets at least four times baseline is added to a wound, like in oral surgery, it can induce healing at a faster rate with less pain. In dentistry, the technique and centrifuge has been modified slightly to obtain what is called L-PRF (Plasma Rich in Fibrin, Platelets and Leucocytes.
L-PRF is used in dentistry to help grow new bone and soft tissue utilizing the patients own cells. The alternative being cadaver, bovine, or synthetic bone. These alternatives do not provide new bone as quickly and as pure as with L-PRF. Also, with L-PRF there is zero risk of body rejection or contamination.
The L-PRF technique provides better bone re-generation than standard PRP, with easier manipulation. A blood sample of the patient is drawn into sterile test tubes and spun in a special centrifuge to concentrate the platelets into a fibrin matrix clot. As we have a Registered Dental Assistant who is also a registered Phlebotomist, the procedure is performed at the time of the dental procedure in our office, making this an extremely convenient and effective form of treatment for our patients.
Our intraoral camera uses a tiny fiber-optic wand to easily take vivid photographs of the inside of your mouth. This allows us to let you see what we see.
Digital x-rays are taken using sensors that transmit the image directly into a computer monitor. This larger image helps the patient understand the doctor's explanations more easily and enables the doctor to "zoom in" on a specific area of the tooth. An important advantage to this technology is that it reduces the amount of radiation by 90%. Digital x-rays are also faster. The digital image only takes less than 30 seconds to appear on the monitor. In addition, this technology is friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed for developing the image.
Lares Nd: YAG Laser
The Nd:YAG laser is used by Dr. Lemay during soft tissue procedures. Its many uses include incisions for donor grafts, removing large frenums between front teeth, removing small oral lesions, controlling bleeding during crown and bridge preps and sterilizing root canals. The laser is used along with chemical ultrasonics during extensive tooth cleaning and gum tissue surgery. Most of these dental procedures are done with no bleeding, and reduced discomfort.