In-Office Dental CT Scan - Brooklyn Periodontics and Implantology
CT scans make it possible to see the jawbone and the structures under the gums such as nerves , bony defects and sinuses in 3 dimensions. This allows for the best possible placement of dental implants. New technology has made it possible to use CT Scanners in dental offices so there's no need to go to a radiologist's office to achieve the benefit of 3-dimensional treatment planning.
At our office we utilize the Next Generation Imaging Sciences CT-scanner which has the added benefit of delivering even less radiation than a full mouth series of x-rays. The procedure takes only a few seconds and the images are instantly available for the best possible treatment plan.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
CT scans, along with virtual implant placement software (VIP), allow the surgeon to perform minimally invasive implant surgery. Without this technology the implant surgeon has to perform extensive surgery to fully expose the bone to see the nerves and other structures in order to place the implants. In contrast to the old fashoned surgeries before CT Scanning, in some instances a small tissue punch can be used to place the implants.
These techniques cut surgical time up to 70 percent and lead to much less pain, swelling, and post-operative morbidity. Computer Guided Surgery is quick and easy on the patient and that means a happier patient.
Dr. Abrams is a leader and pioneer in the development of these techniques. At our office we routinely utilize CT scanning and virtual Implant Placement Software.
Computer Guided Surgery
For Complex cases a Computer Generated Implant Guide utilizing the patients CT scan is used at the time of surgery to achieve the best possible results.
Dr. Abrams, is co-inventor of this technique which is now used world-wide.
Lanap Laser Therapy Brooklyn Periodontics and Implantology
Patients can now treat their gum disease with out surgery. Laser therapy effectively targets diseased and infected tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. No stiches or scalpels are involved. Discomfort and swelling are minimal so even the most fearful patients can treat their gum disease and save their teeth.
Brooklyn Periodontics and Implantology uses the well-established and highly-successful LANAP technique, which stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Protocol. This method promotes tissue and bone regeneration and eliminates the bacteria that cause gum disease. It also reduces the pockets around the teeth
to prevent tooth loss and stimulates the formation of new root-surface coating and connective tissue on tooth roots. Since laser energy targets diseased tissue and spares the underlying connective tissue, there is minimal bleeding, swelling, gum recession or root sensitivity following treatment.
Bio-Active Modifiers and Regenerative Technologies
Exciting New Technologies brought about in part by the fields of genetics and orthopedics have emerged. These technologies allow patients to enhance and re grow their own bone and gum tissue. Gum disease eats away the bone surrounding teeth. Periodontists not only treat the infection but also reconstruct the bone. Many patients also need bone reconstruction in order to have dental implants. In the recent past they relied mostly on bone grafting. Today substances using growth factors present in the human body promote the growth of bone tissue. These powerful agents make it possible for patients to have more predictable results. There are several bio-active modifiers all of which have different characteristics, uses and potencies.
Our office Brooklyn Periodontics and Implantology provides our patients with many of these bio-active modifiers. Gem 21, PRP, Pep-Gen and Infuse are used to successfully grow bone and are chosen based on the specific needs of the patient.