Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur use state-of-the-art technology for accurate diagnosis, precise treatment planning and minimally invasive treatments. Read below to see the technology we use to provide you the highest quality care.
We use advanced portable digital X-ray devices that emit 85% less radiation than conventional X-ray machines and produce highly detailed images that are available in seconds. Our digital X-ray images are not only clearer than conventional film X-rays, we can magnify parts of the images for closer inspection.
Our digital panoramic X-ray machine captures a highly detailed image of your entire mouth and clearly shows your teeth, sinuses, jaw joints and the bone levels surrounding your teeth. Digital X-rays make diagnosis and treatment planning far more precise and efficient.
3D CT scanner
Our cone beam 3D CT scanner takes continuous X-ray images in a 360° circle around your head. These images are immediately computer-processed and virtually reconstructed into 3D images of your teeth, gums and jaws that can be viewed from any angle and magnified.
The CT scanner helps the doctors precisely plan your dental implant treatment by fabricating computer-generated surgical guides for the actual implant placement for unparalleled precision. In addition, the doctors use these images to detect pathology, lesions and defects on the jaws that are not visible with conventional x-rays.
Dental computer-design laser scanner
Our dental computer-design system uses a laser beam to scan and digitally record the precise dimensions of the outside surfaces of your teeth and gums on your dental arch. The scan is done both before your implant placement and after your implants have fully healed. This information is combined with digital images of the under-the-surface structure of your arch that is captured by our 3D CT scanner.
With precise measurements of both the outside and inside of your teeth and jaw structure, the doctors plan the placement position of your implants with maximal precision and guarantee of stability. The scan information obtained after the implant is healed is used to design the precise dimensions of the connecting piece that will be secured on top of the implant and support the dental restoration, guaranteeing a perfect fit and optimum support.
The doctors use a dental laser as a surgical device to gently recontour gum and other soft tissues in the mouth as well as biopsy suspicious lesions for microscopic analysis. The laser’s strength is adjustable, and is used at a lesser strength in gum disease treatment to kill bacteria and stimulate the reattachment of the gums to the teeth. Our dental laser is far less invasive than standard surgical instruments.
Our radiosurgery unit emits high-frequency waves that precisely sculpt gum and other soft tissues. The fine wavelengths are more accurate than most lasers and the incisions made with the radiosurgery unit heal much faster than incisions from other instruments. Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur will sometimes use this device to remove excess gum tissue or to cosmetically recontour the gums surrounding your teeth.
Our intraoral camera is a small digital camera that takes high resolution pictures of the inside of your mouth. The images show up immediately on a monitor that you and the doctor can view together. The doctors use the camera to show you the condition of your teeth and gums in detail. The images also display things not visible in X-rays and give additional information for precision diagnosis and treatment planning.
Digital cameras are used to take high-resolution photos of your face and smile as part of our smile evaluation.
VELscope® oral cancer screening device
Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur use a VELscope oral cancer screening device to detect diseased tissues in the mouth, including precancerous and cancerous cells. The VELscope emits a safe blue fluorescent light which illuminates the oral tissues when the light is shined on them. The light illuminates healthy tissue as one color and diseased tissue as a darker color. The color changes give evidence of diseased tissue which cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Surgical magnification eyeglasses
Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur use specially equipped magnification eyeglasses (known as surgical loupes) for a detailed view of small areas while giving treatment. The glasses are fitted with a special fiber-optic light that clearly illuminates the viewed area and gives maximum visibility.
Growth proteins for faster healing
There are proteins which stimulate the growth of human tissue and accelerate healing, many of which are found in human blood platelets. Our doctors apply a highly concentrated growth protein formula to surgically treated tissues. These proteins speed up the healing process and increase the strength and density of the regenerated bone and gum tissue. They also reduce inflammation, prevent infection and lessen post-operative discomfort.
We use ultrasonic scalers in addition to hand instruments when treating gum disease. The ultrasonic scaler emits high-frequency vibrations that gently remove the plaque and buildup on your teeth and below your gumline. The vibrational frequency can be adjusted for patient comfort.
High-tech teeth cleaning and polishing system
We use a dental jet-spray cleaning device for thorough cleaning and polishing of your teeth. The device shoots a high-pressure sodium bicarbonate stream that removes the stains from coffee, smoking and other hard-to-clean sources.
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