At our practice we are committed to providing the highest standard of care by utilizing the latest in technological advancements for the ultimate comfort and health of our patients. With this in mind, we have recently begun utilizing the premier bone-cutting technology of Piezosurgery®. This device cuts bone with power and great precision in a practically bloodless field, with significantly better early histological healing than any bur or saw. Utilizing three-dimensional ultrasonic microvibrations, this device has the selectivity to cut bone, while avoiding damage to soft tissue, nerves, or even the very fragile sinus membrane. Piezosurgery® has been used extensively in Europe for several years and is now available for use in the United States as well. It is truly remarkable, and has numerous applications in Oral and Implant Surgery, such as:
- Third Molar Extractions
- Ankylotic Tooth Extractions
- Extraction for Immediate Loading
- Sinus Lifts and Ridge Augmentation
- Implant Site Preparation
- Cyst Removal
- Bone Block Harvesting
- Orthodontic Surgery
I-CAT Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
Our Tysons Corner office is equipped with the i-CAT Cone Beam 3-D Dental Imaging System. This state of the art CT scan provides high-definition, in office, three-dimensional digital imaging at a lower cost and radiation to the patient compared to a traditional CT scan.
This system allows us to scan views of the oral and maxillofacial structures and provides us with the most complete radiographic information possible. The i-CAT’s images provide 3-D views of critical anatomy for a more precise analysis of bone dimensions and density. The need for bone grafting, selection of implant size and ideal placement can be more accurately determined pre-operatively.
We are able to view impacted teeth in three dimensions and precisely assess their position within the jawbone relative to adjacent teeth and vital structures such as nerves and sinuses.
The i-CAT’s images also enable us to accurately assess jaw deformities and identify bone lesions. TMJ patients benefit greatly from the 3-D corrected tomograms of the temporomandibular joint.