Dr. Redlinger has an absolutely state of the art surgical practice. No stone has been left unturned in making sure that the Reno-Tahoe patients are treated with the very latest and best technologies.
From the start, the very best CT scanner will be used in the diagnosis and surgical planning of the procedure. From there he uses a digital Intraoral scanner to capture the details of the mouth and anatomy with the x-ray. With X-Guide he places the implants with AI-driven dynamic navigation of all implants. We then use photogrammetry and 3D printers to make sure the teeth are as accurate and esthetic as possible. These technologies are brand new, but because Dr. Redlinger has been a leader in technologies and teaching on these subjects for years our office has been recognized nationally as a Center of Excellence for X-guided Dental Implants and the technologies that work along with that.
Below are the details of some of the technologies you will find in our office. We challenge you to find a more state of the art office in the country none the less our city!
Being able to see exactly what is going on in your mouth and how all the intricacies of your teeth, bone, and soft tissue structures come together is of the utmost importance when formulating treatment plans. At Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we don’t leave anything to chance, and that is why we use 3D imaging in every treatment process. By using the latest advances in cutting-edge dental imagining technology, we can see exactly what the issues are and make precise plans on how to fix them.
There are many different types of 3D imaging technologies that are available for a huge variety of different uses. When we refer to 3D imaging technology, we are referring specifically to our DEXIS OP3D LX cone beam system. This system is essentially a very specialized digital x-ray machine. You are probably used to dental x-ray machines, as most dentists take a series of x-rays of your mouth at least once a year. The DEXIS OP3D LX is probably similar to the x-ray machine that you are familiar with at your dentist’s office.
DEXIS OP3D LX Scanner
The difference between the x-ray machines you are used to and the OP3D LX is the DEXIS OP3D LX allows patients to stand and takes less time to do its business. There is a positioning lever that (when bitten) allows patients to stand in the correct spot. Once the patient is positioned correctly, we can initiate the scan. The most interesting part of the OP3D LX (and most cone beam scanners) is the way it takes a 3D image. It will swivel around your head in a steady line, taking a full, 360-degree orbit of your mouth, or whatever it is positioned to scan.
By taking a long, panoramic, 3D image, it gives us a very in-depth view of every crevice of your mouth and the tissues therein. Using this image, we can pull up both 2D and 3D images of any angle of the mouth. We can look at the images as one might the progressive pages in a book, and include things like nerves, bone, and soft tissues.
The best part is this functions using digital x-ray technology which exposes patients to a very small fraction of the radiation that normal x-ray technology does. Because the image is taken digitally, we can view it immediately on a computer monitor and share our finding with you in a similar fashion. All this in stunning high-definition, allowing us to view any part of the image in close-up detail.
Your Comfort Comes First
At Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we pride ourselves on providing all of our patients the comfort and assurance that we would expect at any top-tier practice. If there is a way for us to make your surgery or procedure more comfortable, please let us know!
X-Guide 3D Navigation
3D Implant Navigation
A dental implant is a titanium post affixed into the mouth’s bone structure through a minimally-invasive procedure. The implant acts as an anchor, allowing a permanent artificial tooth to be placed into the mouth. Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery & Implant Center adopts the most advanced machinery available to perform implant procedures. This includes utilizing the new X-Guide™ Dynamic 3D Navigation System from X-Nav Technologies. With X-Guide™, implant procedures result in less post-op discomfort, faster recovery, and a smile that functions just as great as it looks.
What is X-Guide?
The X-Guide system is designed to elevate our surgeons’ control and precision throughout the entire implant process, including virtual planning and placement. Think of it like a GPS for the surgeon’s drill. X-Guide utilizes a 3D treatment plan to provide turn-by-turn guidance during surgery, giving the doctor the ability to perform precise movements for more exact drilling of the implant’s intended slot. This results in the ability to deliver patients the desired functional and aesthetic outcome. With the X-Guide system in our dental practice, same-day guided surgery becomes a reality for more patients. Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery incorporates the X-Guide so patients receive implants that are functional, aesthetic, and optimally-placed based on your unique anatomy.
How it Works
Before your procedure, the surgeon will pre-plan the ideal implant location using advanced software. Your mouth is unique, so by gaining a 3D view of your anatomy, our surgeons can map out the optimum drill path. This means smaller incisions, preservation of your tooth structure, and efficient use of your valuable time.
During your surgery, the doctor will utilize a small, lightweight X-clip in your mouth that matches to your digital plan with a specialized, radiation-free camera system. This gives the doctor a 3D view of your jawbone, soft tissue, surrounding teeth, as well as the digital treatment plan to follow. The X-Guide navigation technology provides the surgeon with turn-by-turn guidance along the surgical path while they utilize a digital hand piece to perform drill movements.
Medical neurosurgery has been done similarly for many years, only now, it’s even more precise. The X-Guide system allows the surgeon to make the most informed adjustments considering your surrounding structures. This heightened accuracy results in less discomfort, and a strong foundation for a brilliant smile.
Book a Dental Implant Consultation
X-Guide enables our practice to make efficient use of your time when undergoing an implant procedure. From initial consultation to implant placement, Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery wants to ensure that your journey to a brilliant smile is as hassle-free as possible. If you have questions or would like to book a consultation, our friendly staff is here to assist.