Advanced Technology

We pride ourselves on adopting leading-edge technology, which both enhances our surgical capabilities and enables us to collaborate seamlessly with your dental health care provider.

We use advanced imaging technology to obtain 3D images of your jaws and teeth. You will be amazed at the accuracy of detail of your specific anatomy!

If we require a replica of your teeth and bite, our office will take a digital impression of your teeth and jaws. No longer do we use materials that make you gag.

If you require a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, the accuracy of computer assisted treatment planning and surgical navigation will make your experience predictable, minimally invasive and reduce complications once your implant is ready to be restored with a crown.

We look forward to introducing you to some amazing technologies during your consultation and surgical procedure. Please call our office to schedule your appointment.


    3D imaging equipmentOur office is equipped with a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner. CBCT technology has been specifically designed for head and neck imaging that produces 3D scans of the maxillofacial skeleton (face, jaws and teeth). It involves a unit that can be comparable in size with a conventional panoramic radiographic machine. It rotates once around the head giving all the information necessary to reconstruct in 3 dimensions with low level exposure to x- radiation.

    The advent of CBCT has made it possible to visualize the dentition, the maxillofacial skeleton and the relationship of anatomic structures in 3D. In oral surgery, this imaging allows us to evaluate the position of teeth in relation to specific structures such as the sinuses and nerve canals, evaluate bony pathology, visualize the anatomy (shape and size) of the bone available for implant placement, and evaluate the position of teeth that have not yet erupted.

    The images obtained can be manipulated in specialized software, which allows visualization in 3 planes of space.

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    Digital Impressions equipmentA wand takes digital pictures of your teeth and reconstructs the arch and the teeth into a 3D rendering. This digital file can be printed or used digitally for planning. One of the major advantages in the digital impression is the elimination of the unpleasant taste and gagging sensation that our patients used to experience with traditional impressions.

    In our oral surgery office, we take digital impressions to fabricate temporary replacement teeth, make surgical guides and overlay your digital impression on 3D xrays for improved treatment planning. This technology also is used to fabricate new replacement teeth, or crowns, on your dental implants.


    Digital impressions can be merged with cone beam CT imaging within specialized software for accurate and calculated dental implant planning. Digital planning and the creation of 3D printed physical surgical guides eliminate the guesswork associated with dental implant surgery for single and full mouth dental implant cases. Considering bone density levels and nerve positions, guided surgery ensures implants are placed precisely as planned and in the ideal location for lasting stability.

    Computer Assisted Implant Planning xrays


    Dr and patient in operatorySurgical Navigation is an imaging system which delivers real time and precise 3-D representation of a patient’s anatomy during surgery. It is analogous to a “GPS” for the surgeon’s drills. Compared to traditional surgical methods, this navigational technique improves accuracy, requires a smaller incision and reduces postoperative pain.

    During an implant consultation, the patient will have a CBCT (3D imaging) taken, along with a small clip which is form fitted into the mouth. This clip registers the patient’s anatomy and communicates this information during surgery. The 3D treatment plan (a merging of CBCT, intraoral digital impression and the digital implant plan) is integrated with the surgical navigation unit for calculated planning.

    During live surgery, the surgeon’s drills will be registered to the advanced imaging and digitally preplanned surgery as part of the navigation system. The dynamic navigation allows for interactive, turn-by-turn guidance, giving the surgeon the ability to improve every movement of the drill during preparation and implant delivery for more exact implant placement. The dynamic feedback will assist with control of the exact placement of implant POSITION, ANGLE AND DEPTH during live surgery

    Surgical Navigation is the most advanced technology in implant dentistry. It allows for accurate placement of the implant in the ideal position. When an implant is placed in the ideal position, the restoration process will have less need for complicated prosthetics.

    Surgical Navigation equipment Surgical Navigation imagery