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Technology

LANAP Laser Surgery

Dr. Britten has received intensive training in the LANAP protocol by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. The LANAP protocol is the only laser periodontitis treatment scientifically and clinically proven to regenerate soft tissue and bone. The surgery is performed here in our practice with the only laser specifically designed for the LANAP protocol ­­the PerioLase MVP­7.

To learn more about LANAP laser surgery, click here.

Green CT Scan 3D Imaging

In the past, traditional dental x-rays were only able to provide limited information about the condition of your teeth and jaw bone. Advances in technology now allow Dr. Britten to see fine detailed tooth and jaw anatomy to diagnose conditions that may have been previously hard to detect.

At Britten Periodontics & Implant Dentistry we are proud to offer the only dental 3D CT Scan that is FDA approved for use on pediatric patients as it delivers the lowest dose of radiation possible on both children and adults. The VATECH PAX-i3D GREEN cone beam CT Scanner offers fantastic imaging detail and is the only cone beam system considered a “Green CT” due to its extremely low dose, equivalent to only a short time out in the sun. This technology also assists in the digital planning of dental implants for precise accuracy, safety and optimal results. It can also assist in planning for bone grafting, tooth extractions, particularly third molars (wisdom teeth) and suspected pathology such as infected cracked teeth or impacted teeth.

The Vatech PaX-i3D Green CT Scanner
Competitor Panoramic X-Ray
X-Ray Captured from PaX-i3D scanner, providing fine details of the tooth anatomy

Digital X-­Rays

Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-­to­-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X­-ray technology in our office.

Dental x-rays, or radiographs, are used to evaluate damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. If your referring dentist has any current radiographs of your teeth, we can ask them to forward them to our office .

With digital x-­rays, our computer sensor can capture the image with less radiation and the image instantly transmits to the computer screen. The amount of harmful radiation is greatly reduced compared to older traditional x­-rays. Our digital X­-ray software program allows us to enhance the images to better diagnose conditions – often before they become problems. The x-­rays are then displayed on a screen right in front of you and can be easily shared with your general dentist.

  • Less radiation
  • Faster processing
  • Shorter appointments
  • Better diagnostic ability
  • You can see your x­rays clearly on our monitor and better understand your diagnosis and treatment plan

We believe in the health and well­-being of the entire body, so reducing the amount of radiation our patients are exposed to is extremely important to us. Digital X­-Rays use a very small amount of radiation. Digital X-­Rays can reduce your exposure to radiation by 80%.

The amount of radiation given off by the Digital X-­Rays is the equivalent of the radiation you are exposed to when spending a few minutes out in the sun.

Digital Photography

Digital photography is an incredible tool Dr. Britten uses for educating our patients and communicating with our referring doctors and dental laboratories. We are able to document treatment results or areas of concern with before, during, and after photos in clear detail. Our patients are often amazed at what they see!

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