Cone Beam Computed Tomography (cbCT)
Our practice utilizes cone-beam computed tomography (cbCT) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of endodontic disease or planning for placement of dental implants. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D dental radiographs. With Dr. Horalek having been an early adopter and experienced in the use of cone-beam CT technology, our practice is committed to provide the highest level of dental care possible.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. North Raleigh Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging technologies within the office.
Digital imaging is beneficial to our patients because they involve much less x-ray radiation exposure than film radiographs, provide more exact images for diagnostics and copies, and can be transmitted electronically to share with your dentist or insurance provider.
Surgical Operating Microscopes
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of non-surgical and surgical endodontic treatment. Dr. Horalek uses Zeiss operating microscopes that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Horalek has been using the dental operating microscope (DOM) for sixteen years.
Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see. In addition, we incorporate ultra high definition monitors for live video and teaching purposes. Dental assistants also have their own binoculars to follow and assist the procedure.
North Raleigh Endodontics uses the Trios 3 surface scanner to provide extremely accurate surface scanning of the dentition, in lieu of traditional impression techniques. This technology, matched with computed tomography, allows us to digitally treatment plan and place implants using guided surgical techniques. Guided surgery, on average, provides more precise implant placement than traditional “free handling” techniques.