The rapid advancements in dental technology have led to the development and introduction of new products that help provide improved dental treatment that better suits the patient’s needs. Our office stays current of all this technology — so we’re proud to be able to offer the following world-class, state-of-the art technologies and services:
- Approximately 70 to 80 percent less radiation that traditional film X-rays.
- Clearer image quality and image enhancement.
- Rapid acquisition time and immediate availability for review and diagnosis.
- Viewing on large monitors for patients to see and understand their dental conditions.
- Better for the environment as digital X-rays don’t require developing chemicals.
- This type of digital X-ray is a two-dimensional scan that gives a wide panoramic view of the patient’s anatomy beyond that of traditional, small X-rays.
- It shows the jaw joints, sinuses, nasal anatomy, and upper and lower jaws.
- The panoramic film provides the opportunity to evaluate the peripheral structures for possible boney pathology or abnormalities.
- Panoramic x-rays are taken once every three to five years.
Cone Beam or Computed Tomography (CBCT) Technology
- A CBCT scan shows more detail than regular X-rays and allows the oral structures to be seen in 3D.
- CBCT scans allow the bone to be more fully evaluated for pathology, implants, and bone grafting, and allows us to assess the potential difficulties of extractions or other oral surgeries.
- It can also be used prior to root canals to determine the number of canals and their detailed configurations.
- Our office uses one of the best wireless cameras in dentistry today. The intraoral camera allows the dentist to take closeup photos of the patient’s teeth and gums, clearly demonstrating dental pathology, failing old fillings, and cracks in the teeth.
- We use large monitors to review intraoral photos, which aid in understanding oral conditions and proposed treatment.
- Being able to clearly see the diagnosed dental conditions allows the patient to fully understand the dental problems and the recommended treatment.
- It reduces anxiety and help establish the doctor-patient relationship.
DIAGNOdent™ Diagnostic Laser
- A cavity-detecting laser that can scan the pits and grooves of teeth to find or confirm cavities that maybe hidden or undetectable.
- It allows cavities to be detected in their earliest stages and provides for minimally invasive dentistry.
- This type of laser is used in our office for Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT), which is a low-level laser therapy.
- The low-level laser beam is used to improve tissue repair, reduce pain, and reduce inflammation.
- It is especially helpful in reducing the duration and intensity of cold sores and oral viral breakouts, such as herpes.
- It is painless, takes only a few minutes to scan the lesions, and most patients feel an immediate improvement.
- Our CO2 laser is a surgical laser used in all types of dental surgeries.
- It cauterizes and seals lymphatics and nerve endings, resulting in less discomfort, less bleeding, and more rapid healing.
- With this laser, we can also provide non-surgical laser periodontics and gum treatment.
- This laser is also used extensively with our implant practice to simplify and increase the speed of treatment.
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
- Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is an extracellular fibrin clot matrix or bioscaffold that induces, stimulates, and accelerates the healing process via the release of high concentrations of growth factors that stimulate healing.
- Within that fibrin matrix are cells containing approximately 200 different growth factors that stimulate the growth of blood vessels for healing.
- It is a component of our own blood and is derived from drawing the patient’s own blood and using a centrifuge to spin the blood at specific speeds and times.
- Since it is completely organic and comes from the patients’ own blood, biocompatibility is guaranteed, as there is no risk of a foreign-body reaction, rejection, cross contamination, or disease transmission.
- Using PRF in surgery is a minimally invasive technique with low risks that provides improved clinical results and healing while minimizing post-operative complications.
- It is used for all surgeries, bone grafts, and dental implants.
- CEREC is an amazing digital CAD/CAM computer system that allows us to fabricate porcelain restorations chairside in a single visit.
- It has incredible accuracy, strength, and beauty.
- Crowns, porcelain onlays, or veneers are completed in one visit with no need for temporary crowns nor the need for a second visit to deliver the restoration.
- Less tooth structure removal.
- Fewer root canals.
- Digital computerized 3D scanning allows us to capture images of the patient’s dentition without having to take traditional impressions.
- It is used to fabricate nightguards, retainers, clear aligner trays for orthodontics.
- It is amazingly accurate, non-invasive, and easy to use.
In-Office Porcelain Oven
- This technology is for custom porcelain coloration and allows for amazing matching.
- It allows us to virtually match any shade found in a patient’s mouth.
- This device is amazing! It creates vibrations on the gum so when the anesthetic is placed, you hardly feel anything — and most of the time, the patient feels nothing!
- Decreases anxiety and improves the comfort of your dental appointments.
Insurance and Payment Options
- We work with most dental PPO insurance plans — please contact our excellent receptionist to discuss a complementary benefits check.
- To keep your payment affordable, Dr. Raymond del Castillo and Dr. Douglas A. Deam proudly accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Discover. We also offer no-interest financing options through CareCredit. We invite you to contact us today if you have any questions about your financial options or about the care you can receive from our office.
Feel free to contact our office at 305-443-4713 today to learn more about our dental technology in Coral Gables, Florida, and to schedule a visit with our dentists.