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How Technology Improves Implants - Bayou Dental Group - Monroe, LA - Dr. David Finley Read Transcript
Dental implants have always kind of been a mystery for a lot of dentists. Because for years, we were hand cuffed with our technology in our ability to take radiographs. So it was very difficult for years for dentists to be able to place implants accurately, because we didn't really know what we were getting into, until we got into the mouth.
But now, with the technology that we have, especially in this office. We have a 3D cone beam radiograph. Which is, it's a Galileo cone beam machine. Which takes a CT scan of the head. And a CT scan is a three dimensional picture of everything in the mouth. And basically this machine takes 512 views at different angles and different perspectives within in the mouth in about 14 seconds. And then it allows us to reconstruct the patient's entire jaw on computer. And so I'm able to go into the computer an actually virtually place an implant in a place in the mouth that I know if an implant's gonna fit.
So now we can plan things ahead of time, and we can know exactly where we're going, how we're gonna get there, and what benefits the patient's gonna have by having implants placed.
We like to stay on the cutting edge of technology in our practice, and from that perspective, I was I think the first dentist in Louisiana that was laser-certified by the World Clinical Laser Institute, which is a training institute out in California. We provide laser treatments for gum disease, do laser treatments for other kinds of endo-oral diseases, but we also use air abrasion technology to take care of small cavities. We have kids that come in that never end up getting a shot, and so we're able to do small restorations on patients that become invisible, because they're so small, because we found them at an early stage.
We use the DIAGNOdent to determine how deep a small cavity is, so we know where we're going. We use cancer screening technology with certain cameras in the mouth to make sure patients don't have that type of disease process going on, because that's a scary thing. So, technology is an important part in any dentist's situation, because it allows us to predictably find what needs to be done and solve problems in the most conservative fashion possible. Instead of waiting until it breaks, fix it before it breaks, and solve the problem before it becomes a painful issue.
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