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i-CAT 3-Dimensional Imaging
This high-definition, advanced imaging technology produces immediate three-dimensional images of patients’ critical anatomy. This gives Jay P Malmquist, DMD or Michael P Malmquist, DMD the opportunity to more thoroughly analyze bone structure, tooth orientation, and joint space, and detect and evaluate deformities and pathology. The exact anatomical information can facilitate precise diagnostics with numerous applications:
- Optimizes implant placement: position and size of implants
- Indicates whether bone grafting or sinus lift is needed in areas of insufficient bone for the implant procedure
- Determines more precise tooth position and proximity to vital structures
- Accurately measures bone and jaw deformities and detects other pathology, such as cysts, tumors, and disease
A Laser is a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy. Medical surgery has been completely transformed by the laser. The laser has become a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods because it:
- Is exact and predictable
- Is highly efficient and produces little heat
- Doesn’t require sterilization of the treatment area
- Minimizes bleeding
- Offers precise control over depth and extent of incision
- Requires no pain medication in some cases
- Typically has little effect on the surrounding tissues
We use a CO2 laser for a variety of soft tissue procedures, including:
- Crown lengthening
- Gum grafts
- Periodontal disease therapy
- Removal of excess gum tissue
- Removal of skin imperfections on the face or mouth
- Dental implant laser surgery with a CO2 laser. This minimally invasive surgery has no bleeding, no swelling and no discomfort. The precision of this procedure makes for predictable results.
Our implant treatment room is equipped with a special surgical microscope that enables Jay P Malmquist, DMD or Michael P Malmquist, DMD to provide minimally invasive procedures. This is accomplished with more precise surgical openings and fewer incisions, resulting in less trauma to the bone and soft tissue.
The three-dimensional ultrasound technology incorporated into this surgical device improves both the precision and predictability of various types of bone surgery.
The technology of controlled three-dimensional ultrasonic microvibrations opens up a new age in osseous surgery. The ultrasonic microvibrations of the Piezosurgery® device have been developed specifically for cutting bone tissue while minimizing trauma to the soft tissue.
This micrometric cutting action provides ultimate surgical precision and intra-operative sensitivity, while the selective cutting action maximizes safety for you and your patients. All of this is possible while operating with high intra-operative visibility and a blood-free surgical site.
It is critical that the bone be completely remodeled around the dental implants to maximize stability prior to attaching replacement teeth. The Osstell system will measure the stability of the implants, which enhances Jay P Malmquist, DMD or Michael P Malmquist, DMD‘s ability to determine more precisely the timing of the treatment sequence for each patient, and ultimately the predictability of the outcome.
Jay P Malmquist, DMD and Michael P Malmquist, DMD 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. Jay and Michael Malmquist utilizes 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. We may be able to see cavities better. 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.