Dental Implant Technology

Our Dental clinic Philadelphia use a great deal of advanced technology to make things simpler, safer, less invasive and more precise for your dental implants, the patient; and more efficient and productive for us, the team trying to help you. It allows us to concentrate on providing the best services for you.

1. Radiology
We use digital radiographic systems which give a fast if not immediate read-out of information and which dramatically reduces your radiation exposure. The 3-D Galileos scan technology is not very common in dental practice at the present time but it's critical for implant therapy as it allows us to be sure not only that we can place implants but also that they are placed in the right position. That's nice to know before the procedure!

Digital Intra-oral Radiology
Panoramic Radiology Galileos
3D CAT ScanTechnology

2. Computer & 3D Scan
With 3D Scan technology it's possible to make a precision template for the insertion of dental implants. This speeds therapy and improves precision.

Camlog Guide Therapy

3. Implant Technology
There's lots of dental implants these days. We use one with proven results and superior engineering called Camlog. Dr Peter Hunt has over a decade of experience with this system and is the US representative to Camlog's International Council of Experts. He's the Founder and Editor of a Website "CamlogConnect" which serves the international Camlog User's community. He's a Camlog Educator and gives many courses on this technology to Universities, Study Cubs and groups, not only in this country but across the world.

Our primary interface here is a Scan / Design work station called 3-Shape. With this system we are able to take the impression from your mouth, turn it into a virtual model on the computer and then to custom design all the components of the final rehabilitation. The designs are then exported to various on-line milling centers who produce all the final components. They are them completed by Boris Baranov CDT, our resident dental technician. It's a radical shift in the way that dental technology is created. It makes things better, simpler, faster and more economically than the traditional processes.

4. Micromotor Drills
For 30 years Dr Hunt has used electric micromotor technology for his dental hand pieces. These cut much faster than conventional air driven drills, have less chatter and tendency to fracture the teeth, and cool the tooth more efficiently. Only now are these systems becoming widespread. It's the sort of technology that when used, there's no going back.

5. Laser
Lasers can be used for many things in dentistry. We have one and it's used primarily for two main things, cutting soft tissues and helping resolve periodontal pockets. Both of these relate to the care and maintenance of the gum tissues around the outside of the teeth

6. UltraSonic
Ultra-sonic technology has been around for a long time. It's a great way of shaking loose hard calculus deposits which grow on the teeth. Second, it can cut hard tissues, so it can be great for small cavities in difficult-to-reach places. We also use a special heavy-duty surgical ultrasonic machine for cutting bone. Ultrasonic technology produces minimal disturbance to the bone (it does not heat it up) and is also valuable when extending cuts into the soft tissues. Unlike drills, ultrasonic devices do not cut soft tissues, another safety factor.

7. Sterilization
It's important. We autoclave, that means our instruments are heated for a long time in a steam chamber under pressure. Kills everything.

8. Our most important technology
The experience, training and teamwork of our whole team. We have been together for years.