Technology

Botox and Dermal Fillers

When you think of cosmetic dentistry, you may not think of Botox™ and dermal fillers. But the truth is, the appearance of your mouth and smile has a lot do with how attractive you look and feel. Today, dentists have the skill and know-how to use Botox™ and dermal fillers to enhance your lips, smooth lip lines, and eliminate wrinkles around the mouth to create a more beautiful and youthful appearance. Beyond getting rid of wrinkles, Botox™ can help hide a gummy smile and get rid of headaches.

In-Office CT Scan (3D Cone Beam)

More and more dental specialists are using a new dental imaging technology called 3D cone beam scans – and for good reason. 3D cone beam scans produce high-quality 3D images of teeth, teeth roots, jaws and even the skull. These 3D images allow dental professionals to identify potential problems that oftentimes go unnoticed with traditional dental images. 3D cone beam scans have benefits for patients, too: they emit far less radiation than traditional dental X-rays! 3D images allow the dental implant surgeon to plan the surgery beforehand and to identify the available bone for grafting or implant placement.

Sedation Dentistry

Ever wish you could sail through dental visits without anxiety or fear? Would you rather endure an agonizing toothache than go to the dentist? Answering “yes” to these questions could mean that you're a perfect candidate for sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry, you can forget about fear and focus on pure relaxation.

There are different levels of sedation to accommodate every patient. Minimal sedation involves inhaling nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”). Nitrous oxide helps you relax and wears off quickly. Conscious sedation is a moderate level of sedation that causes drowsiness and is taken in pill form or by IV. IV sedation is typically works very quickly and allows the dentist to have maximum control of the sedation. With IV sedation, most patients may fall asleep but can be easily awakened and do not recall the time spent in the dental chair.

Implant Stability Quotient

At Ross Periodontics and Dental Implants, we are not judging your implant healing using traditional subjective measures. Your implants are determined to be ready for final restoration using the Ostell ISQ meter. Read more about ISQ in the attached document.