Working in the field of dentistry requires a high degree of attention to detail and the intricate measurements of a person’s health. Dental problems aren’t always seen directly through the eye, so it’s important to perceive a patient’s complete oral health through specialized dental equipment.
Dr. Thompson keeps up with the latest in dental technology to ensure our patients experience a safe, comfortable treatment that accurately fits their dental needs. When we see patients for dental implants, we use various equipment throughout the entire process. This helps our team construct a nearly exact-replica of your natural teeth, making your new smile appear just as it once was.
If you’re visiting our Midland, TX office for a dental implant consultation, here’s a brief guide of the technology that we’ll use. Understanding and becoming familiar with the different pieces of equipment in our office will put you at ease for your procedure and provide an accurate idea of what to expect during your appointment.
At your consultation, Dr. Thompson will take a brief dental exam using digital x-rays and our intraoral scanner. These technologies help us virtually see every aspect of your mouth– your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Exploring the anatomy of your mouth will help Dr. Thompson establish exactly what is obligatory for your dental implant process.
A digital x-ray is the safest, most convenient way we take a 3D image of your teeth. With less exposure to radiation and a quick, easy process, Dr. Thompson can clearly see every detail of the inside of each tooth.
We also may use our 3Shape Trios Intraoral Scanner to take an impression of your entire mouth. This eliminates the need for goop and accelerates the picture process. We’re able to see an exact image of your whole set of teeth on a screen which helps us create a more comprehensive treatment plan.
For dental implant surgery, our Midland dental office uses one of the foremost technologies in implantology. The X-Nav Dynamic Implant Guide is designed to administer precision and ultimate control throughout your procedure.
The X-Guide allows Dr. Thompson to receive interactive guidance, helping him place each implant with little to no error. The technology leads Dr. Thompson through every movement to ensure the utmost accuracy.
Additionally, your surgery is completed faster than ever and your recovery period is minimized due to its exact placement. Your new implant will fit securely, last longer, and blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Dr. Thompson also studies the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for implant surgery when there’s been a great loss of bone density. PRP is obtained from a small sample of your blood and used to expedite and improve your healing process, eliminating the risk of allergic reaction or rejection.
Your blood is then centrifuged to separate platelet growth factors from red blood cells. The concentration of platelets triggers the rapid growth of your new bone and soft tissue. There’s a very little risk as we’re simply accelerating the natural process in which the body heals itself.
As we continue to master our dental treatments with the help of advanced technologies, we’re seeing more and more success with our patients’ smiles. Don’t you want to see success in your smile?
Visit Permian Basin Dental Center today to discuss dental implant treatment with Dr. Thompson. Once you see how our implants are made and placed uniquely for each patient, you won’t want to wait any longer to restore your smile and boost your overall health. Contact our Midland, TX office today.
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Dr. Tye A. Thompson
1411 West Wall Street
Monday: 8AM - 3PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM - 5PM
Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
Friday: By Appointment Only