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New Technologies

The Picasso Laser

The Picasso is also an ideal instrument for soft tissue curettage.  The laser precisely shapes the soft tissues of the mouth without affecting the integrity of the teeth or bone. Dr. Newman commonly uses the Picasso laser for the following procedures:

  • Gingivectomies
  • Excision and incision biopsies
  • Frenectomy and frenotomy
  • Reduction of gingival hypertrophy
  • Soft tissue crown lengthening
  • Treatment of canker sores, herpetic, and aphthous ulcers of the oral mucosa
  • Removal of highly inflamed edematous tissue affected by bacteria penetration of the pocket lining and junctional epithelium.

SimPlant Computer-Guided Implant Placement

Correct implant placement maximizes safety, longevity and the cosmetic end result.  
SimPlant is a computer system that automatically analyzes imaging information and provides exact placement parameters for optimum results.  This advanced system gives immediate guidance as to the exact size of implant needed and the ideal placement location.  Case planning between Dr. Newman and your restorative dentist can then be done.

Additionally, the SimPlant analysis can be immediately sent to our dental lab who will use it to manufacture a surgical guide.  Implant placement becomes completely computer-guided eliminating any possible surgical error.

Ostell Implant Stability Meter

After an implant post is placed in the jaw, the post must integrate into the surrounding jawbone to provide a solid fixture.  Only then can the periodontist finalize the implant and prepare it for a crown.  Traditionally, periodontists would tap on the post and determine from the sound whether the implant had fully integrated into the jawbone.

The Ostell meter allows for a more scientific process of determining the readiness of an implant to accept a crown.  A wireless "SmartPeg" is first attached to the implant.  This device vibrates and emits a numerical reading of the implant stability.  The Ostell meter displays this reading to the periodontist.

This process is entirely painless, non-invasive and an excellent way to ensure the implant is solidly in place.

Westport Powertome

The Powertome improves the tooth removal process for both surgeons and patients by providing greater control for the surgeon during extractions. The Powertome™ is an automated periotome that offers extremely precise tooth extraction with minimal or no alveolar bone loss. The surgery is often flapless so patients experience reduced pain and swelling. This translates into less chair time and faster recovery for the patient.

Piezoelectric Osteotome

Ultrasonic bone cutting is a new surgical technique used to shape hard tissues without damaging adjacent soft tissues.  The piezosurgical osteotome is one such device used in dentistry.  Research has shown that the piezo surgical equipment is as effective as traditional techniques while producing fewer intraoperative complications.

Piezoelectric osteotomy is ideal for use in delicate hard tissue procedures, such as periodontal surgery, bone augmentation, sinus grafts and alveolar ridge augmentation. 

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