Comfort and Convenience with Innovative Care
Dr. Christopher Long offers advanced technology to improve your periodontal health
Would you like treatment with less discomfort, shorter recovery periods and less time spent in the dental chair? Of course you would. You want the finest periodontal care available and Dr. Christopher Long and the team at Hollyburn Centre Periodontics & Implants in West Vancouver, BC stay up to date on the latest technology in order to provide you with the treatment you deserve, including:
- Digital X-rays
- Biolase WaterLase® iPlus
- Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
- The Wand® STA
- X-Guide™ Surgical System
- TRIOS® Intraoral Scanner
With Better Technology, We Can Treat You More Effectively
Our advanced dental technology allows us to give a better, more predictable course of treatment to our patients.
Digital X-rays for a Better Overall Experience with Us
Unlike the traditional film x-rays, digital x-ray images are instantly uploaded to our software, saving you from waiting around for x-rays to develop and also lessening your exposure to harmful radiation. Additionally, Dr. Long can enhance the images, affording greater accuracy for early diagnosis and treatment.
Laser Power for Enhanced Comfort and Improved Healing
Who would choose the whirring of a dental drill over the silent accuracy of a dental laser? Dr. Long utilizes the Biolase WaterLase® iPlus to deliver precision treatment without the friction, heat or sound of traditional drilling. Implemented for both hard and soft tissue procedures, the laser removes only the infected or decayed tissue, leaving your healthy tissue intact. When used in laser gum surgery, the Biolase WaterLase® iPlus treats gum disease without the use of scalpels or sutures.
Piezosurgery® Revolutionizes Procedures for Bone Health
Using ultrasonic micro-vibrations, Piezosurgery® makes it possible to cut into bone safely and accurately, without damaging the surrounding soft tissue. Piezosurgery® can deliver faster healing with reduced post-procedure discomfort in the following treatments:
- Tooth extractions
- Ridge expansion
- Implant preparation
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
PRF is a scientifically proven technique used to improve your own body’s healing and regeneration systems. Dr. Long will take a sample of your blood that is spun in a special centrifuge. The matrix of concentrated platelets, leukocytes, and fibrin obtained from your blood will be used to help minimize your chances of post operative complications. Call the office to learn more on how PRF can help your body’s natural healing.
The Wand® STA All Injection System
The Wand® STA delivers a computer-regulated flow of anesthesic that provides immediate, pain-free dental anesthesia for all injection types. It makes your injections easier! Patients will experience no pain or numbness, and the ergonomic handpiece is comfortable for the clinician and non-threatening to patients. The Wand® features Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA), a new injection that effortlessly delivers anesthetic to the PDL space for profound anesthesia of a single tooth.
X-Guide™ Surgical System
The X-Nav is a new navigational technology that was recently introduced publicly to the dental world for implant placement. Its purpose if to accurately and precisely navigate the dentist to place an implant in the ideal position. The machine uses sensors to digitally navigate the dentist during live surgery for precise osteotomy depth and drill positioning.
TRIOS® Intraoral Scanner
This machine is used for all intra-oral scans. The handle has a camera installed on the tip which takes numerous still pictures and stiches them together to make one complete image of the patient’s oral anatomy. This digital impression is then sent to the lab. It eliminates the need from taking standard tray impressions.
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