Technology in the oral surgery field is ever-changing and Dr. Shirley enjoys learning how to integrate state-of-the-art equipment into his practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in oral and maxillofacial surgery allows Dr. Shirley to treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits which equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish.
Dr. Shirley and his team spend many hours each year training and taking advanced courses to ensure they deliver the best care, safely. Employing the latest technology means consistent results, so you’ll know what to expect at each visit. You'll find that modern dental care with Piney Woods Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery leaves you smiling.
At Piney Woods Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Nacogdoches, TX, you'll discover dental care at its highest level; technology, advanced training, and compassionate service blended perfectly together.
3D IMAGING (CONEBEAM CT)
We're excited to offer the most advanced imaging process in oral surgery: ConeBeam CT scanning, or 3D imaging. This technology allows us to create virtually unlimited views of your teeth, face, and neck with just one scan. We're able to obtain high-quality, detailed information to diagnose and plan your treatment needs. We can evaluate your teeth and facial structures from literally every angle, in 3D, and in color! Routine x-rays, on the other hand, produce a single flat image with limited information.
The ConeBeam CT imaging system is a digital x-ray scanner that rotates once around your head while you stand or simply sit in a chair. The process is quick, simple, and completely painless. The scans produced are as precise as conventional CT (CAT) scans, but use far less radiation. The applications in oral surgery are limitless. We use these scans to provide the best treatment in dental implants, root canals, diagnosis of oral and facial pain, etc.
Regardless of your needs, 3D imaging makes it possible to plan and customize your care unlike never before. You can have absolute confidence and satisfaction in the treatment you receive, knowing we've analyzed every problem with 3D technology.
TRIOS® Intraoral Scanner
The restorations and appliances used to restore and protect your mouth involve high levels of customization. Traditionally, hours of hand labor in a laboratory are invested in these precise products. With the adoption of more technology into oral and maxillofacial surgery, digital imaging continues to grow in importance.
Most restorations begin with a mold of your mouth that involves messy impression materials. With the TRIOS® Intraoral Scanner, you can say goodbye to the mess. TRIOS® eliminates this step, replacing it with simple digital images captured with a handheld wand. The images quickly appear on a computer monitor as 3-D models of your teeth. Dr. Shirley reviews the enlarged detailed images, ensuring that the information meets the Piney Woods Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery standard.
With a simple click of the mouse, the files are instantly transferred via the internet to begin the process of designing your restoration or other prescribed treatment. Reduced shipping time expedites the return of your case to our office while ensuring you receive all the advantages of digital impressions:
NO messy impressions
INSTANT images for review
DETAILED reproduction for better outcomes
FASTER case completion
EXCEPTIONAL fitting restorations and appliances