Modern Dental Technology

modern dental implant technology at Mesa Dental Implants & Dentures by Dr. Logan

We practice modern implant dentistry

Technology in the dental field is ever-changing, so we make sure to stay on the cutting edge by integrating state-of-the-art equipment into our practice. This allows us to diagnose with more accuracy and treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits. It also equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish. We use only the best materials and methods to ensure stunning and reliable results time after time.

At Mesa Dental Implants & Dentures, we’re dedicated to making sure that our patients have a convenient, positive, and stress-free experience. From our warm, welcoming lobby to our modern treatment rooms, you can rest assured that our team will take great care of you!

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Lowering Cost Through Modern Technology

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modern dental technology at Mesa Dental Implants & DenturesWith our onsite dental laboratory and full-time Lab Tech, we are able to deliver several benefits to our patients:

  1. Faster Turnaround Times | With an in-house dental lab, we can significantly reduce the turnaround time for fabrication. Instead of relying on external labs and shipping times, we can produce anything we need promptly, leading to faster treatment completion and improved patient satisfaction.

  2. Better Communication & Collaboration | Having an in-house dental lab facilitates direct communication and collaboration between the Doctor and the Lab Technician(s). The Doctor can work closely with the technician(s) to discuss specific patient cases, provide immediate feedback, and ensure that the final product meets the desired specifications for each individual patient.

  3. Quality Control | With an onsite lab, we have direct control over the quality of your new teeth. Our doctor can closely monitor the fabrication process, ensuring that the materials used, aesthetics, fit, and function meet the highest standard. Any adjustments or refinements can be made promptly, leading to superior quality.

  4. Cost Savings | By having our dental lab in-house, we can take advantage of cost efficiencies that we pass on directly to our patients. This means our patients get the best possible dental product at the lowest price possible.

  5. Customization & Flexibility | An onsite dental lab allows for greater customization and flexibility in fabricating your new teeth. Our practice has complete control over the design, shade matching, and customization of dental prosthetics, ensuring that the final result meets or exceeds your aesthetic and functional expectations.

A 5-axis mill is a machine that is capable of performing milling operations on dental restorations using five axes of motion. Traditional milling machines typically operate with three axes (X, Y, and Z), which allow for movement in three directions. However, a 5-axis mill adds two additional axes of rotation (usually referred to as A and B axes) to provide greater flexibility and precision.

The addition of the A and B axes allows the milling machine to tilt and rotate the dental restoration, enabling it to access complex angles and contours. This flexibility is particularly beneficial when milling restorations such as crowns, bridges, implant abutments, and dental prosthetics that require intricate shapes and precise milling.

By having a 5-axis mill in house, we can produce highly accurate and aesthetically pleasing dental restorations with improved efficiency. The advanced technology of a 5-axis mill helps achieve superior fit, optimal occlusion, and enhanced esthetics, resulting in high-quality dental restorations for patients.

3d printerBy far the biggest advancement in dentistry is the development of 3D printers. Recently the FDA has approved resins that approved for final restorations, dentures, and other dental products. Specifically the Desktop Health Einstein 3D printer has been the leader in the new technology. Firstly, it provides exceptional accuracy and precision in the creation of dental prostheses, including crowns, bridges, and dentures.

With its advanced technology, this printer produces high-quality 3D models that allow for a more efficient and streamlined workflow, reducing the time required for traditional manufacturing methods. This not only saves valuable time but also allows for a more cost-effective process that ultimately benefits the patient.

The Einstein 3D printer also enables us to create custom-made prostheses tailored to the specific needs of individual patients. This is particularly important for patients who require complex or challenging dental restorations that cannot be achieved through traditional methods in less than 24 hours post surgery.

Furthermore, the printer’s ability to print in biocompatible materials such as ceramics, resins, and metals, ensures that the final products are safe and reliable, with minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications.

Overall, the Desktop Health Einstein 3D printer provides our office with cutting-edge technology that enhances patient care and satisfaction, increases efficiency and accuracy, and ultimately improves the quality of dental prostheses.

3D imaging | ConeBeam CT scanner | modern dental technology at Mesa Dental Implants and DenturesCBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography, which is a special type of x-ray machine that dentists use to see a 3D image of your mouth and teeth. This machine helps dentists to plan the placement of dental implants, which are artificial teeth that are placed in your mouth to replace failing or missing teeth.

When a dentist plans to place a dental implant, they need to make sure that it will fit properly in your mouth and be positioned correctly. This is where the CBCT image is important because it allows the dentist to see a detailed picture of your mouth, including the bone, nerves, and other structures. By using this image, the dentist can plan the exact location and size of the implant and ensure that it will fit properly and be safe for you.

In short, the CBCT image is important for dental implant planning because it allows the dentist to see a detailed 3D image of your mouth and teeth, which helps them to plan the placement of the implant and ensure that it will fit properly and be safe for you.

Computer-aided design (CAD) involves the design and creation of three-dimensional models for services such as crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and bridges with absolute precision. Even dentures, mouthguards, and some forms of orthodontic treatment result from this technology. Sophisticated software allows these highly detailed procedures to become more controlled than ever before.

Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) sends the geometrical design data to an automated milling machine. This digital manufacturing process offers many enhancements for you, including:

  • Precise metal-free beauty
  • Undetectable surface texture
  • Single dental visit convenience
  • Exceptional fit and function
  • Durable, long-lasting service

Intra-oral imaging gives you a hassle-free, detailed view of your mouth in pictures and videos without the need for “goopy” impressions.

Putting specific problem areas onto a computer screen lets us see with clarity and detail that’s not possible with a traditional mouth mirror. Hand-held wands quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums. In fact, even small cracks that often lead to broken teeth appear vividly with the click of a button. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly by showing you what we see in great detail.

As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits often pay more quickly with the visual proof of a digital image.

The use of intra-oral scanners in dentistry offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved accuracy | Intra-oral scanners provide highly accurate digital impressions of a patient’s teeth and oral structures. This reduces the chances of errors that can occur with traditional impression materials and techniques.
  • Time efficiency | Intra-oral scanners can capture digital impressions in just a few minutes, compared to the time-consuming process of creating traditional impressions, which can take 10-15 minutes or more.
  • Improved patient experience | Patients may find intra-oral scanning more comfortable than traditional impressions, as there is no need for uncomfortable impression trays and material.
  • Improved communication | Digital impressions can be easily shared with dental laboratories, making it easier to communicate treatment plans and collaborate with other dental professionals.
  • Better outcomes | The use of intra-oral scanners can improve the overall quality of dental restorations and other treatments, leading to better outcomes for patients.

Overall, the use of intra-oral scanners can improve the efficiency, accuracy, and comfort of dental treatments while enhancing the patient experience and outcomes.

Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays. Technological advancements in x-ray technology provide multiple benefits:

Safety | Our digital x-ray system provides up to 90% reduction in radiation compared to older film-based systems.

Time Savings | Images captured instantly with a digital sensor lessen the time you spend in the dental chair.

Better Outcomes | Improved image clarity increases our ability to diagnose and treat conditions.

The Genoray portable X-ray system offers several advantages in dentistry:

Convenience | Its portability allows for on-site imaging, reducing the need for patients to travel to a separate radiology department. This convenience saves time and enhances patient comfort.

Efficiency | The system’s user-friendly interface and intuitive controls facilitate efficient workflow, allowing dental professionals to capture high-quality X-ray images quickly.

Patient Safety | Genoray portable X-ray systems utilize low radiation doses, ensuring patient safety without compromising image quality.

Occasionally, lumps or bumps on the soft tissue of your mouth may need removal. Traditionally, a surgical procedure involving incisions and sutures would be required to produce a biopsy sample. Today, this pen-shaped wand allows us to remove suspicious or bothersome bumps in a couple of minutes. The healing stimulated by laser energy leads to rapid healing and little to no discomfort, without the need for stitches.

Similarly, gums can be quickly reshaped without bleeding, and some gum infections are now treated with rapid results. Even cold sores or mouth ulcers can undergo faster healing when laser energy passes over the surface. These lasers are safe for use with children and can help with growth and development issues or help wisdom teeth move into place.

Using a facial scanner for denture fabrication offers several benefits. By capturing accurate digital images of a patient’s face, teeth, and gums, the scanner can assist in creating dentures that are comfortable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

Here are some of the specific benefits of using a facial scanner for denture fabrication:

  • Accurate measurements | The scanner can capture precise measurements of the patient’s mouth, including the position of the teeth and the contours of the gums. This allows for a better fitting denture that is more comfortable for the patient.
  • Improved aesthetics | The digital images captured by the scanner can be used to create a denture that matches the patient’s natural teeth and gum line, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Enhanced functionality | The scanner can capture information about the patient’s bite and jaw position, allowing for a denture that functions more like natural teeth.
  • Faster turnaround times | The digital images captured by the scanner can be quickly sent to a dental laboratory, allowing for a faster turnaround time for denture fabrication.

Overall, using a facial scanner for denture fabrication can lead to more accurate, aesthetically pleasing, and functional dentures that are more comfortable for the patient. This technology can also help to reduce the amount of time required for denture fabrication.

The main differences between desktop digital scanners and intra-oral scanners are their size, design, and application. Desktop digital scanners are larger and typically used for larger restorative cases, while intra-oral scanners are smaller and used for smaller cases. The most common error in fabricating a denture that is supported by implants is capturing the EXACT position of the implant. Regardless of experience it is difficult for every clinician. Sometimes you have to remake it several times. That is why we invested in the FREEDOM UHD desktop scanner. This is the most accurate scanner on the market today.

When accuracy is the most crucial factor to get right, the FREEDOM UHD desktop scanner is the ONLY option to use when taking precision records for the final restoration. At our office we do everything we can to eliminate human error so that our patients can get the best, most accurate product that fits right the first time.

All-On-4 Dental Implant Warranty

Our implant success rates are so predictable that we offer an unprecedented 5-year implant warranty (some conditions and limitations do apply).

Our 5-year dental implant warranty program*

Your implant will work, or we will remove it and replace it – absolutely free.

Many surgeons will offer this courtesy, but few will do so in writing. In addition, in those rare instances when an implant does fail, corrective surgery such as bone and/or soft tissue grafting is often needed. If we have to remove one of our implants, not only will we replace it absolutely free, but any corrective procedures required will also be performed at no cost.

Your implant will remain functional for 5 years or we will fix it – absolutely free!

Although uncommon, implants can develop problems. This includes loss of bone or gum because of uncontrolled gum disease, overload, or other reasons.

*Conditions and limitations
If an implant fails to integrate we will replace it at no cost, one time only. An annual implant examination including X-rays and regular dental cleanings (every 6 months minimum) in our office is an absolute requirement for this warranty to apply. This warranty does not apply to smokers (including vapers) or to persons who have, or who develop, an uncontrolled systemic health problem, such as, but not limited to, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, severe osteoporosis or any condition requiring long-term steroid use. This warranty does not apply if an implant has failed due to an accident (car accident, etc.). If smoking or a medical condition is suspected as the cause of implant failure or other complication that requires treatment, a medical examination and appropriate blood tests will be required for this warranty to apply.