Cone-beam guided implant surgery allows your procedure to be planned virtually on a computer in advance of your surgery. In the planning stages of implant treatment, a cone-beam x-ray is taken in our office. We then utilize advanced computer programs to review placing your implants using a 3D representation of your mouth. These implant positions can be shared in advance with your general dentist so that treatment plan is ideal.
Guided dental implant surgery is typically performed in much less time than previous methods of traditional dental implant surgery. Less incisions and sutures are usually needed and therefore post-operative swelling / discomfort is decreased. This state-of-the-art procedure can be used for patients requiring 1 implant to patients in need of full mouth smile makeover. The bottom line is that cone beam imaging gives us the most accurate and safest way to place dental implants.
Here at Viet Ho Prosthetics and Implant Dentistry, we are proud to offer laser dentistry for our patients.
Laser dentistry is not very common, though there are many benefits to using laser during procedures. Wounds from the surgery heal much faster because there is less damage to the surrounding tissue. Lasers minimize bleeding and post-surgical bacterial infections. Often, anesthesia and sutures are not needed after procedures when a laser is used.
Lasers can be used for many different dental procedures. It is an efficient way to find cavities. It can be used to fill them without the need for anesthesia. It can be used to remold gums that grow up and over a patient’s teeth. Many dentists use a laser for dental surgery, like cutting out extra tissue in the mouth, to remove tumors, and much more.
Laser dentistry makes procedures much smoother, more efficient, and less painful for patients. People who are afraid or very anxious at the dentist should find dentists who offer laser dentistry. They will be surprised at how painless it can be to come to the dentist.
Here at Viet Ho Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are proud to offer digital x-rays for our patients.
X-Rays are used to examine the inside of your teeth. We are hoping to be able to catch any problems that we can’t see with the naked eye!
Schick 33 provides remarkable resolution through market-leading technology for consistently detailed images and advanced diagnostic capabilities.
Digital Impressions, printing, and filing
Digital Impressions (also known as 3-D intraoral scanning) is the latest technology joining the office of Dr. Viet Ho. This scanner is able to capture a complete replica of the mouth. Avoiding inaccuracies of a traditional mold impression and immediately sending your scan to the lab where dentures, crowns, and bridges can be made quickly and precise.
This new technology is also used in the process of making your typical denture in a extraordinary way. Some of the advantages a digital impression has during the process of your denture includes a overall precise fit, elimination of any distortion during curing, and 8 times of a more durable material is used while still benefiting in the comfort over an acrylic base. Lastly your impression is stored electronically for an indefinite time period.
Our digital scanners are safe, highly accurate, and time sufficient. One of the many things our office offers to contribute to your pleasant dental visit.
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
Here at Viet Ho Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are proud to offer platelet Rich Fibrin in our Dental procedures.
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is an autogenous matrix derived from the concentration of the patient’s blood platelets. A simplified chairside procedure results in the production of a fibrin membrane that is capable of stimulating the release of many important growth factors involved during wound healing processes that take place after your dental procedure. Your body knows what to do to regenerate healthy tissue, and now we have the technology to support this!