A high-tech alternative to traditional dentures, the All-on-6 technique creates a comfortable and stable full set of upper and/or lower teeth using six strategically placed specialized dental implants. While conventional removable dentures can effectively replace a full complement of lost or missing teeth, All-on-6 dental implants provide a fixed and permanent method of reestablishing a complete set of teeth. This restores to patients the sense of having their own teeth and offers an improved quality of life as they can once again eat and speak with confidence. With All-on-6 dental implants the need for messy denture adhesives or having to take one’s dentures out to clean and sanitize them is eliminated. The replacement teeth are cared for in very much the same way as a set of natural teeth.
All-on-6 dental implants offer a less invasive and quicker way to restore a full upper or lower set of teeth than treatment with conventional dental implants. Requiring just six implants per jaw for a complete set of functional teeth, All-on-6 often reduces the need for preliminary bone grafting surgery. Utilizing the All-on-6 method, temporary teeth can often be placed right away with a permanent set to follow within just a few months after the implants become fully integrated with the surrounding bone.
Digital radiography utilizes computer technology and digital sensors for the acquisition, viewing, storage, and sharing of radiographic images. It offers several advantages over the older traditional film based methods of taking x-rays. The most significant of these advantages is that digital radiography reduces a patient’s exposure to radiation. Other benefits are that images can be viewed instantly after being taken, can be seen simultaneously as needed by multiple practitioners, and can be easily shared with other offices. Digital x-rays are also safer for the environment as they do not require any chemicals or paper to develop.
An electronic pad, known as a sensor is used instead of film to acquire a digital image. After the image is taken, it goes directly into the patient’s file on the computer. Once it is stored on the computer, it can be easily viewed on a screen, shared, or printed out.
An intraoral camera is a miniaturized camera that can take high-resolution images inside of the mouth and display them for viewing in real time on a computer screen. It is a pen-sized device that provides an up close, full-color and high-resolution view of the teeth and surrounding soft tissues.
An intraoral camera is a wonderful communication tool that allows the dentist to directly show a patient a close up view of every tooth and the nearby soft tissues. With this technology any areas of concern can be instantly displayed and discussed.
The intraoral camera can also capture individual images that can be saved as part of a patient’s permanent record. These saved images can be reproduced when needed for use by other dental specialists, a dental laboratory, insurance companies, and others.
What is an intraoral scanner?
An intraoral scanner is an efficient device that allows Dr. Jacob to take a digital impression without the use of impression putty that is used in traditional dental impressions. A digital dental impression using an intraoral scan provides a detailed view of your teeth so that Dr. Jacob is better able to understand your unique needs. By moving the intraoral scanner over your teeth, the intraoral digital scanner scans your teeth and sends the information to a computer, which then combines the images to make a 3-dimensional visualization of your teeth. In some cases, an intraoral scan may be used to measure your bite alignment.
Digital impressions using an intraoral scanner are done more quickly than traditional impressions that use impression putty. Because an intraoral scanner can provide accurate images of your teeth in just minutes, you spend less time in the chair and enjoy a shorter office visit overall. The knowledge gained from an intraoral scan can be used to properly plan for crowns, bridges, and implant restorations. The results from an intraoral scanner are highly accurate, precise, and can be obtained in just minutes. With an intraoral scanner, Dr. Jacob is able to precisely control what part of your smile that he is scanning. Intraoral scanners allow Dr. Jacob increased mobility so that he can provide you with accurate digital impressions in a fraction of the time.
As part of our commitment to providing our patients with the best overall experience, we use only electric handpieces for our endodontic procedures. These handpieces produce less noise and less vibration than air driven handpieces, thereby creating a much quieter and more pleasant dental visit for our patients.
The introduction of Nickel–titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments in the field of endodontics has been of great benefit to the both the practitioner and the patient. For the endodontist using rotary technology has improved the efficiency and accuracy of their root canal procedures. In terms of the patient, this technology makes their overall experience smoother and more comfortable.