September 5, 2018
Providing the best dental care possible isn’t only about having the best training, education or team members. While these are essential for any practice, not all practices can say they offer the best dental care when it comes to technology. If you haven’t visited the dentist in a long time, you just might be caught off guard by the many ways scientists and engineers have figured out how to make your overall treatment experience better and more successful.
Here’s what you can expect from a family dentist in Fayetteville, NC!
Cone Beam CT Scanner
The cone beam computerized tomography scanner is a unique X-ray device that does far more than the traditional X-ray scanners you may be familiar with. This advanced scanner is specifically designed to capture 3D images of your face, mouth and all relevant oral structures. By gathering this data, the dentist is better equipped to solve more complex problems and better plan extensive treatments. For example, removing impacted teeth or placing implants often utilize a cone beam scanner for more efficient treatment. Without it, you can’t say that you’re getting the most comprehensive care possible.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
If you’ve just had dental implants placed or had another oral surgery performed, you’ll likely hear about leukocyte-platelet rich fibrin. Essentially, the process of L-PRF works to enhance and quicken the healing process after receiving oral surgery. By fractionating blood platelets, the dentist can use their bioactive components when performing the suturing process. That means less time needed for healing and more time enjoying your new smile!
Versah Drill System
The Versah Densah Bur is essentially a more precise and more effective dental drill, particularly for dental implant placement. What’s even more interesting is how it densifies the placement area, taking a jaw that would otherwise be insufficient and making it easier to receive implants.
Many older patients become hesitant to receive dental implants because of their jawbone shrinking over time, but drills from Versah work to make it possible again!
The X-Guide from X-Nav Technologies allows the dentist to perform implant positioning, placement and view exactly where their placing materials in real time. X-Guide helps them guide their tools to the exact position, angle and depth. When it comes to ensuring implant success, having the implant be placed as precisely as possible is key to long-term implant health.
Dentists need to continue their education after dental school, but it’s important to acknowledge the ways in which they do it. Are they doing only the bare minimum, or are they choosing to learn procedures and techniques that improve your overall dental visit? To experience the difference yourself, schedule an appointment today!
About the Author
Dr. Angela Ruff earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina dental school. After completing her general practice residency, she took over 300 hours of continuing education for dental implants and became fully licensed to provide oral conscious sedation to patients with anxiety or long treatments to complete. To learn more about her practice or other technologies she provides, you can contact her through her website.
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