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Dental Technology in Davis, CA

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Davis Oral Surgery & Implant Center employs many types of advanced dental technology. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our office at 530-297-7000.

What is Dental Technology?

Dental technology involves using advanced equipment to improve patient care. Improvements in dental imaging, computer-guided procedures, and other areas help oral surgeons provide the highest quality care.

Benefits of Technology in Dentistry

  • Better Diagnostic Capability- Technology gives oral surgeons more tools to diagnose dental problems. Accurate diagnosis means that patients receive the best treatment and shortens recovery times.
  • Safer Surgeries-  Surgeries planned with the 3-D Cone Beam Imaging scanner and computer-guided implant technology are safer and more efficient, reducing the risk of complications.
  • Improved Communication- With today's detailed imaging results, oral surgeons can easily share information and help patients understand their procedure and their oral health.

Technology We Use for Implants & Oral Surgeries

3-D Cone Beam Imaging (CT Scan)

The 3-D Cone Beam Imaging scanner is a specialized X-ray machine that provides more detailed information than a standard dental or facial X-ray. The technology that powers this equipment is what doctors use to create CT scans.

The scanner uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam to produce 3-D images. In just one scan, the cone beam scanner can capture bones, nerves, and teeth. The images are more precise than traditional or digital X-rays.

Computer-Guided Implant Placement

Dr. Albadawi uses 3-D Cone Beam Imaging scanner images to plan implant surgeries. He can plan accurate treatments using guided surgery software and increase safety and efficiency.

The surgeon can visualize the anatomy of teeth, bones, nerves, and nasal and sinus cavities. Knowing their precise location allows the surgeon to perform the implant surgery with a lower chance of complications.

DEXIS Intraoral Scanner

Intraoral scanners are small, handheld devices that the surgeon can use to capture detailed images of the patient's mouth. This scanner creates accurate digital impressions without the hassle of dealing with traditional trays. The scanner's images appear on the surgeon's monitor, enabling them to share important information and explain treatment decisions.

Why Choose Davis Oral Surgery and Implant Center?

Our practice provides comprehensive oral surgery care. From tooth extractions to dental implants, we can help to boost our patients’ oral health and improve their smiles.

We offer high-tech treatments in a warm, friendly environment. We make procedures safer and more efficient using updated equipment and techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions About Technology in Dentistry

Why are digital impressions better than physical impressions?
Digital impressions produced by the DEXIS intraoral scanner are faster, cleaner, and more accurate than traditional impressions. They do not have problems like bubbles, and they do not create a mess for the patient and oral surgeon. Since the images can be transmitted digitally to the lab, there is no wait time while the oral surgeon's office emails the impressions.
How does a 3-D Cone Beam Imaging scanner work?
A 3-D Cone Beam Imaging machine uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam to capture 150 to 200 high-resolution images of the patient's head and neck. A computer program assembles these images into a 3-D model, enabling the oral surgeon to understand the patient’s individual oral anatomy. The surgeon can use this model to plan extractions, optimize implant surgery, and evaluate oral injuries and jawbone strength.
Why are 3-D scans needed?
A 2-D digital X-ray provides excellent information but does not allow the oral surgeon to see the interior anatomy as clearly as a 3-D scan. The oral surgeon needs to evaluate patients’ bone density, check on the position of nerves, and check whether they have enough jawbone height so that implant surgery and other procedures do not interfere with the sinuses. These scans can also be used to evaluate bony lesions, such as cysts or tumors.
How much radiation does the 3-D Cone Beam Imaging scanner use?
The scanner uses more radiation than a digital X-ray, so the surgeon does not take these images without a clear need. Cone beam CT scanners are safe when used according to these guidelines.
Why is computer-guided implant surgery better than standard implant surgery?
Computer-guided surgery combines the benefits of the 3-D Cone Beam Imaging scanner with software to visualize how the implant surgery will happen. Dr. Albadawi can check on the angle, depth, and position of the implants and make sure they are placed accurately.

Call Davis Oral Surgery & Implant Center

Technology can improve oral surgery outcomes. Please call us at 530-297-7000 with questions about our equipment or to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

2035 Lyndell Terrace Suite 110
Davis, CA 95616
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