Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF)
Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging for your dentist during oral surgery or implant placement. Without enough support in the jaw bone, dental implants cannot be immediately stabilized and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution to these and other difficult situations is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) changes all the rules as it promotes healing and bone growth from within your own body. Unlike other treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy using L-PRF uses only your own blood. With a simple blood draw and an advanced technology protocol, L-PRF is individually made for you – from you. The end results are improved healing and response and significantly less recovery time.
We are the only dental office in Alexandria offering this technology to promote healing and reduce recovery time. The therapy is 100% natural and additive-free. Natural growth factors present in your body are concentrated using L-PRF. Your own concentrated platelets and other key blood cells an their unique healing abilities are simply re-introduced at the site of your surgical procedure. As a result, you own body releases powerful healing proteins, and creates a scaffold for healing.
CT Scan / Panorex
In an ongoing effort to provide you with the best care possible, we have invested in the Carestream CS-8100 3D Extraoral Imaging system to our practice, revolutionizing patient treatment. The 3D system is an innovative two-in-one solution providing access to powerful, focused field 3D images. The ultra-high resolution images deliver ultra sharp panoramic images and are ideal for diagnosing, implant planning and placement with confidence.
Intraoral digital scanners are rapidly changing the way dentists take impressions, create crowns and go about other common forms of dental restorative work. These changes in the industry are due to the ways this new technology can save time, promote accuracy, improve communication, and enhance positive patient experiences. No more messy impressions for the patient! This scanner allows us to create a 3D image of your teeth.
With the ability to scan a patient’s mouth, dentists can now take measurements down to a micron. This level of precision was unheard of before intraoral scanners were introduced. With the use of scanners, it’s safe to predict this level of accuracy in impression-taking may become standard in the future.
Unlike traditional impression-taking methods, intraoral scanners produce digital files. These digital files can then be shared easily with oral surgeons, other dental staff, or lab technicians. This allows people on all ends of a patient’s restorative work to communicate efficiently and effectively.
Positive Patient Experiences
Intraoral digital scanners help improve patient experiences in a variety of ways. For one, they tend ot produce accurate results the first time. Patients appreciate this new level of accuracy because it means they’ll spend less time in the dental chair.
Scanned images also show a lot more detail, and can better help you answer questions patients might have. This increase in clarity and communication at appointments means patients will be more likely to understand their treatment plans.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Moreau and Moreau utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Drs. Moreau, Moreau, and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using highly magnified dental loupes enables us to create dental restorations with an incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Drs. Moreau and Moreau choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Moreau and Moreau utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.