Hyde Park Dental Arts


Hyde Park Dental Arts offers dental implants using the latest in dental technology

In the past, when a patient lost a tooth, a replacement could only be made with a removable partial denture or a cemented bridge. Now there is a better alternative which is known as a dental implant. Dental implants are made of titanium and are placed directly into the bone where the patient has lost a tooth. Titanium has a property that allows it to integrate with bone and thus provide the patient with a strong new tooth that he or she can use to bite and smile. Implants can also be used to stabilize loose dentures. Instead of resting on the gums, the denture can be made to connect with two to four implants and vastly improve a patients comfort and quality of life. Technology plays an important role in the placement of dental implants. In our office, we use a three dimensional x-ray machine known as a CBCT scanner. This machine takes a three dimensional picture of a persons jaw which allows us to know exactly where to position an implant. This provides our patients excellent results that can last a lifetime!

PreXion 3D is a revolutionary X-ray system that provides high-resolution solutions in dental imaging. Powered by superior image reconstruction and volumetric image rendering technology, PreXion 3D provides sharper images with more information than the traditional dental X-ray unit. It's the ideal technology specialists performing implants. Prexion 3D is an open-environment scan taken in a seated position, with scanning time less than 40 seconds, and significantly lower radiation compared to traditional CT Scans (up to 95% less radiation). This computerized technology produces clear and extremely detailed 3-dimensional pictures of the jaws, illustrating the actual makeup of the teeth and jawbone.

What are the benefits of having a digital 3D C T Scan?
The CT Scan has numerous benefits, primarily when planning for dental implants. The 3-dimensional scan aids in evaluating the facial bone to assess the feasibility of placing dental implants. Also, the images produced help assess the location of the nerves, sinuses, and nose to prevent involvement when placing the dental implants. This 3-dimensional diagnostic tool helps evaluate any abnormalities or pathology that may be present in the bone. Once this three-dimensional scan has been taken it is used to construct a biomodel of the teeth and jaws. With PreXion's clear and 1:1 scale images, accurate measurements assure that the optimum implant is placed. Our patient treatment is enhanced with this powerfully computed tomography technology and its precise measurement tools.

Other benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation of the TMJ (tempromandibluar joints)
  • Extent of the alveolar ridge resorption
  • Sinus location (in terms of height, width, and depth)
  • Assessment of relevant structures prior to Orthodontic treatment (determine thepresence and position of impacted teeth and wisdom teeth)
  • Assessment of the mandibular nerve prior to removal of the impacted teeth especially the lower wisdom teeth
  • Evaluation of root canal (lateral canals, 4th canals, accessory canals, extra roots, and periapical infections)
  • Evaluation of bone density, quantity, and quality

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