At Artistry in Dentistry, we employ state-of-the-art technology and advanced methods to ensure you receive the excellent dental care you deserve. Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Monahan are always looking for new ways to incorporate technology into the dental implant procedures they provide to make your treatment more efficient, convenient, and comfortable. That is why we use technology throughout the dental implant treatment process to enhance treatment planning and ensure a successful outcome. Learn more about how we use technology at our Gilbert, AZ dental practice.
Zimmer Biomet Dental Implants
We use technologically advanced implants from Zimmer Biomet Dental. This brand offers a variety of dental implant designs and sizes, providing a permanent tooth replacement solution for a wide range of needs. The versatility of these implants allows more patients to be able to benefit from dental implants while also ensuring a more successful result. Less time is spent in treatment and healing time with Zimmer implants, meaning your cost and time investment is also reduced.
CBCT for Dental Implants
CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) allows our implant dentists to precisely plan and execute the placement of your dental implants. CBCT uses a cone-shaped array of x-rays to create 3D images or your mouth, yet exposes you to less radiation than traditional x-rays. These images give us a detailed view of the surgical site that can be viewed from any angle. We can see how all dental structures are situated in relation to one another, allowing us to plan the placement of your implant post in the ideal location, ultimately leading to a more optimal outcome. Thanks to CBCT technology, we are able to perform the surgical placement of implants more quickly and accurately.
We know that some of our patients experience apprehension when they visit the dentist. At Artistry in Dentistry, we offer several types of sedation to help keep you relaxed throughout your treatments:
- Nitrous Oxide – Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide offers a moderate form of sedation. A mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide gas is inhaled through a mask throughout your procedure, helping you to remain relaxed. The sedative effects wear off once the mask is removed.
- Oral Conscious Sedation – For this type of sedation you will be given a pill to take before your appointment so you will arrive fully relaxed. The medications will make you feel relaxed and drowsy, which in some cases cause people to fall asleep. The effects take a while to wear off so you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
- IV Sedation – During intravenous (IV) sedation, the sedative medications are administered through a vein. The level of sedation can be adjusted throughout your procedure to allow you to remain conscious and able to respond to requests, yet completely relaxed. The effects of IV sedation take a while to dissipate so you will need someone to drive you home after your appointment.