We are proud to the the first in the central New York area to offer I-CAT imaging. The I-CAT provides precise diagnostic images for implant planning, third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions, and TM joint assessment. A 20 second scan with the patient seated in an open environment provides the 3D data for improved patient diagnosis with significantly less radiation than a medical CT scan. I-CAT allows us to view areas such as sinuses, airway passages, and the relationship between teeth and jaw structures. It enables us to use Anatomage "in vivo" software for virtual 3D computer planning for implants.
CT scan data is the basis for surgical planning in a 3D computer environment. A surgical guide is constructed and the surgical treatment is based on guided keyhole surgery that is minimally invasive. The planning allows for pre-production of either temporary or final fixed teeth "Teeth-in-an-hour". This planning achieves higher safety and predictability with cost savings and shorter treatment times.
We use donated particle bone graft material in tooth extraction sockets when they are being prepared for a future root form dental implant to replace the lost tooth.
When teeth are removed, the bone that supported the teeth is resorbed – and there is a continuous gradual loss of available bone. To place root from implants so that fixed or removable teeth can be place it may be necessary to graft bone. The grafted bone may be from another area in the patient's jaw – or may be donor bone.
The gingiva, commonly knows as the gums,covers the bone of the jaws and surrounds the necks of the teeth. The presence of a thick covering serves as an effective barrier that is resistant to damage from the phyical trauma of chewing – and temperature and chemical stimuli from the diet. Healthy gums prevent ingress of plaque bacteria and bacterial products.
Gum grafts (taken from the roof of the mouth – or a donor product called "acellular dermal matrix" may be used to increase the dimensions of the ginival tissues to stop or prevent recession, facilitate plaque control, to improve the esthetics and reduce or eliminate root sensitivity.
Placement of artificial root form implants for to secure fixed or removable teeth in the jaw.
Placement of crowns and bridges on dental root form implants similar to placement on natural tooth roots and/or fixed complete dentures.
Dental implants are also used to secure removable dentures.
Growth and differentiation factors are a class of biologic mediators that play a crucial role in stimulating and regulating the wound healing process in the body. Applying these growth factors to bone graft material – and incision areas- can enhance and accelerate normal regenerative processes. One way to harness the benefits of these factors is to apply PRP to bone graft materials and incision wounds.
PRP is prepared in our office by extracting one or two small tubes of blood from the patient – and using a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The PRP is clotted and added to the bone graft or applied to the incision wound.
We are excited to introduce PRF, a process by which we can make our own membrane covers for bone graft material from our patient's own blood. This product is rich in our patient's growth factors to enhance healing and regeneration.
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