Dr. Rubino uses advanced technology to make your treatments precise, minimally invasive and comfortable. Read below and learn how these instruments help us give you the highest quality periodontal care.
Our digital X-ray devices emit only a small fraction of the radiation of traditional film X-ray machines and produce very sharp images that are viewable in seconds. The digital X-rays can be magnified, allowing Dr. Rubino to zoom in on select small areas for a very detailed inspection.
Digital Panoramic X-Rays
Panoramic X-rays provide a crisp, two-dimensional view of the entire mouth and clearly show the teeth, jaw, sinuses and other facial structures. Dr. Rubino uses these images for planning extractions and dental implant placement.
Cone Beam 3D CT Scanner
Our cone beam 3D CT scanner takes a series of X-ray images in a complete circle around a patient’s mouth. These images are immediately computer-processed and produce highly detailed, 3D 360° views of the teeth, jawbone and related anatomy. These images can be viewed from any angle, allowing the doctor to closely inspect any and all structures.
Dr. Rubino uses the 3D images to precisely plan the placement of your dental implants, to determine where bone grafting will be needed and to detect infections or other types of pathology.
Dental Implant Planning Software
Dr. Rubino feeds the 3D CT scan images into a special software that he uses to precisely plan the position, depth and angle of insertion for each dental implant. With this technology he is able to place the implants where bone is the most dense and capable of providing maximum support, and he can plan out any bone grafting ahead of time.
When needed, Dr. Rubino makes a surgical guide to aid in the placement of dental implants. A surgical guide is a template that fits over the gums and marks the exact point and angle of insertion for each implant. Use of the guide makes the procedure faster when placing implants in challenging areas. It also removes the need for invasive preparatory procedures in most cases.
Dr. Rubino uses a piezosurgery device to sculpt or shape hard surfaces and bone. This implement generates a controlled microvibration which very precisely reduces bone tissue while minimizing trauma to the soft tissue.
This technology is more accurate and much less invasive than traditional surgical instruments. Dr. Rubino employs it in procedures where he needs to resculpt bone, as part of bone grafting procedures, and to gently release teeth from their sockets so extractions are minimally traumatic.
Surgical Magnification Eyeglasses
Dr. Rubino uses surgical magnification eyeglasses known as surgical loupes for a clear view of tiny areas while giving treatment. Magnification allows the doctor to use micro instruments and limit the area of treatment with great precision, making procedures minimally invasive.
We use ultrasonic scalers to gently and thoroughly remove the accumulated bacterial plaque and calculus on teeth. The ultrasonic scaler uses high-frequency vibrations to break up these deposits thoroughly and fast.
The vibrations also shatter the cell membranes of the disease-causing bacteria, thereby destroying them. Ultrasonic scalers can clean deeper than traditional scaling instruments and are adjustable for patient comfort.
Dental Jet Spray Cleaning Device
Our hygienists use a dental jet-spray cleaning instrument for very thorough cleaning and polishing of the teeth. The device shoots a high-pressure stream of sodium bicarbonate and other elements that remove stains from coffee, smoking and other hard-to-clean substances. It also cleans in the tiny crevices that brushing, flossing or other instruments cannot access.
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