Advanced Technologies for Dental Implants & Periodontal Treatment
In addition to being board certified in periodontics & dental implant surgery, Dr. Langston stays on the leading edge of periodontal & implant techniques and equipment. Some of the latest technologies & equipment we use at our office are:
LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY (LANAP)
LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. Using a precision laser, Dr. Langston is able to kill up to 99% of the disease causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Because there is no defense against the laser, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with anti-biotic treatment.
Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gum Recession
Dr. Langston uses minimally invasive microsurgical techniques to perform cutting edge gum recession treatment and gum grafts.
SimPlant - Digitally Guided Implant Placement
Simplant is a computer 3-D imaging software that enhances the overall success of your dental implant. 3-D imaging gives us a more complete picture of the quality and quantity of your bone support making it possible for us to better determine the ideal location for your dental implant.
Panoramic Radiography for Periodontics & Implants
Panoramic Radiography (Panorex) is an advanced full-mouth x-ray that allows a full "panoramic" view of your teeth. This type of x-ray is often necessary in the diagnosis of dental implant placement and comprehensive periodontal therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP techniques allow the periodontist to take advantage of the body's natural processes to accelerate soft tissue healing and increase bone regeneration following various periodontal procedures. Using a centrifuge, the periodontist first isolates platelets from a sample of the patient's own blood. The growth-factor rich platelets are then applied directly to surgical wounds or grafts to accelerate and enhance the healing process.
Piezo Surgical Osteotome
Piezo surgery utilizes controlled three-dimensional ultrasonic vibration to precisely shape bone, but not soft tissues. This technique is ideal for delicate procedures, such as periodontal surgery, bone augmentation, sinus grafts and alveolar ridge augmentation. It allows for more precision, faster healing, and less invasion.
Low Radiation Digital X-Rays
Digital X-Rays are taken with very low radiation and have more flexibility in terms of rendition. They are also more convenient when planning treatment with your general dentist.
Magnifier Loops with Fiber Optic Lights
You have probably seen a Magnifier Loop in a jewelry store when the jeweler was closely examining a diamond. Dental Magnifier Loops are made for periodontists to view your teeth and gums in minute detail during periodontal procedures. Dr. Langston uses periodontal loops in many procedures to ensure more precise treatment.