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Dental Technology at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Patient looking in mirror and dentist smilingIn any dental office, technology can improve the quality and comfort of patient care. However, at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the dental technology we invest in is essential to ensure the safety and efficacy of all our advanced surgical procedures. Keep reading to find out more about our state-of-the-art technologies, or contact our team to schedule your consultation. Our Houston, TX surgical practice welcomes patients from all surrounding communities and we are happy to provide a complete array of dental services.

Woman getting mouth x-rayCT Scan Guided Surgery

When it comes to ensuring surgical precision, safety, and effectiveness, the CT scanner is essential. Unlike other forms of x-ray imagery that produce scans of just one portion of the mouth, a CT scan can produce images that reveal the entire facial structure and how it works together. Using these advanced, three-dimensional scans, we can provide the most effective treatments and make guides to ensure precision during even the most advanced treatment options. Capturing these scans is completely comfortable for our patients. They simply stand in place biting down on a sensor as the x-ray scanner makes an orbit capturing thousands of images that will be combined to create a 3D image of their oral and facial structures.

Dentist showing patient x-rayIntraoral Digital Scanning

This intraoral digital scanning technology allows us to capture digital bite impressions and other treatment planning images to streamline and improve a variety of the services we provide. Rather than scanning the smile from the outside in, these intraoral cameras scan inside the mouth providing advanced images of even the most minute crevices and pits in the surfaces of teeth, tiniest areas of decay or damage, and help us better understand how they all work together. Because these images are digital, they can be easily shared with dental labs, insurance providers, and specialists as necessary, and we use these clear images to plan for effective treatment.

Dental technician looking down wearing protective eye gearBone Grafting

If you’re in need of bone grafting following dental trauma or in preparation for dental implant placement, the Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team provides a variety of safe, effective grafting procedures. Our Houston, TX oral surgeons are capable of providing even the most advanced bone grafts. We can raise the height of the jawbone, improve the width of the jaw, or provide sinus lifts to improve the odds that your dental implant procedure can be completed safely and successfully. We can attach new bone tissue to the existing bone where it will fuse over time creating necessary jawbone density.

Woman smilingTissue & Bone Engineering

For patients who may not be healthy enough for more invasive bone grafting procedures or who would like to attempt a more natural solution, innovative tissue and bone engineering techniques and technologies used in our Houston, TX oral and maxillofacial surgery practice may be a viable alternative solution. We offer a variety of tissue and bone engineering solutions including Platelet Rich Plasma, rhPDGF, rhBMP2, and Enamel Matrix Protein therapies. These innovative treatments allow us to provide the optimal level of care for patients in need of regeneration following trauma, tooth loss, or periodontal disease by encouraging the redevelopment of their own, natural tissues.

Woman looking back and smilingCosmetic Surgery Services

As experts in the oral and facial structures, our surgeons are highly skilled in offering facial cosmetic surgeries to improve the appearance, reconstruct features following damage, or otherwise help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. We offer a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and treatments that are equal parts safe and effective. The advanced surgical techniques and technologies that our skilled team members have gained knowledge and experience in over the years, make our office the go-to location for even the most advanced cosmetic surgeries. If you are interested in finding out more about our advanced cosmetic surgeries, please schedule a cosmetic consultation with our team.