We pride ourselves on having a state-of-the-art office, but of course, the best tools in the world don’t matter one bit if you don’t know how to use them! That’s why both our dentists and team are constantly studying and training to keep up with the latest advancements in dentistry, ensuring we’re able to provide truly world-class care for all of our patients in Ft. Lauderdale. If you’re ready to experience shorter appointments that also deliver better results, we invite you to give us a call today.
There is a lot going on with your smile than what can be seen with the naked eye, so to make sure we don’t miss a thing, X-rays are a very important part of our practice. Since upgrading to digital X-rays, we’ve been able to dramatically improve our diagnostic process. Now, it only takes seconds to capture and develop highly-detailed images, and we can even show them to a patient on a monitor right in the treatment room so they are always on the same page as their dentist. Better yet, the process also emits 90% LESS radiation compared to traditional film radiography.
Dental appointments often leave patients feeling left in the dark because they can’t actually see their teeth and gums like their dentist can, but our intraoral camera instantly fixes this problem. Only the size of a pen, this device fits comfortably in the mouth and can capture high-resolution images of the teeth and gums we can display on a monitor next to the patient’s chair. Your dentist can then go over these images with you, enabling them to point out problem areas and better illustrate the benefits of potential treatments.
Treatment planning is essential to the success of any dental procedure, particularly for complicated ones that involve a lot of steps like dental implant placement. To make sure we leave nothing to chance, we can use our CT/cone beam scanner to create a fully 3D X-ray model of a patient’s teeth, jaws, and head so we can have a complete picture of their dental anatomy. This enables our team to plan a procedure down to the finest detail so that it’s not only successful, but lends itself to a fast and easy recovery as well.
Traditionally, treating gum disease would involve the use of scalpels and sutures on very sensitive tissues, which as you can imagine, isn’t exactly comfortable for a patient. Thankfully, dentistry has advanced to the point that we can literally handle oral infections using handheld lasers. With this instrument’s beam of light, we can kill any harmful bacteria located along the gum line while preventing bleeding, swelling, and discomfort all at the same time, ensuring a patient remains completely comfortable.
PRGF (Platelet Rich Growth Factors) is a protein found in blood plasma that helps kick start the body’s natural ability to heal. When used in conjunction with oral surgery, implant placement, or a wisdom tooth extraction, this substance can reduce post-treatment discomfort and even help the procedure provide a better result. It is particularly useful for building up the jawbone so a patient can safely receive dental implants. Better yet, it can be harvested directly from a patient’s own blood, ensuring it is always 100% safe and effective.
This kind of microscope helps both our team and a patient get a much more candid look at their smile. With it, we can magnify the size of any bacteria present in the mouth up to 1,400X, making it easier for our dentists to find and identify anything that could lead to an infection down the road. Seeing your own oral bacteria up close and personal can also serve as a huge motivator for dental hygiene as well, perfectly illustrating why you should consistently brush and floss.