Pittman Dental Laboratory Blog

Capture®: Pittman Dental Lab's Guided Full-Arch Solution

Posted by Bill Williams on Apr 15, 2024 6:00:00 AM

Periodontists understand the profound impact a healthy smile has on a patient's life. When gum disease leads to significant tooth loss, restoring function and aesthetics becomes a priority. Capture®, the innovative full-arch guided system from Pittman Dental Laboratory, empowers you to deliver life-changing smile restorations with exceptional efficiency and predictability.

Read More

Topics: Dental Implants, Oral Surgeon, Capture, hybrid workflow, All on X, Dental Technology

Single & Multi-Implant Dentistry using Focal Point™

Posted by Bill Williams on Apr 1, 2024 6:00:00 AM

Dental implants are a gold standard for replacing missing teeth, offering patients a natural-looking and long-lasting solution. But if you're a general practitioner dentist, you might hesitate to offer implant procedures in-house. Perhaps you lack the perceived expertise or the additional equipment. However, with the right tools and training, you can easily expand your practice and revenue stream by providing both single and multiple implant placements for your patients.

Read More

Topics: marketing your practice, aquiring new patients, Dental Implants, Focal Point, Dental Technology

ScanCode: A Game Changer in Dental Implant Healing

Posted by Bill Williams on Jan 29, 2024 6:00:00 AM

Dental implants are a popular and effective choice for replacing missing teeth. However, the success of dental implants depends on a number of factors, including the healing process of the tissues around the implant. Traditional healing abutments are often round or cylindrical in shape, which can lead to challenges in achieving optimal gum tissue contouring.

Read More

Topics: intraoral scanner, Dental Implants, Focal Point, All on X, ScanCode

Revolutionizing Full-Arch Prostheses: The Role of Photogrammetry in Implant Placement Data Capture

Posted by Bill Williams on Dec 11, 2023 6:00:00 AM

In the realm of dental prosthetics, the quest for precision and efficiency has driven the adoption of innovative technologies. Among them, photogrammetry stands out as a game-changer in capturing crucial data for implant placement in full-arch prostheses. This cutting-edge technique harnesses the power of photography to create detailed, three-dimensional models, significantly enhancing the accuracy and success of implant procedures.

Traditionally, implant placement for full-arch prostheses relied heavily on manual measurements, impressions, and radiographic imaging. While these methods have served their purpose, they often left room for human error and lacked the comprehensive detail required for optimal results. Enter photogrammetry, a non-invasive process that captures high-resolution images from multiple angles, creating a digital representation of the patient's oral environment.

One of the primary advantages of photogrammetry is its ability to provide a 360-degree view of the patient's oral structures. By strategically placing cameras around the patient's head, clinicians can capture a series of images that are then processed using specialized software. The result is a detailed, three-dimensional model that offers an unprecedented level of accuracy in assessing the patient's anatomy, bone density, and overall oral health.

When it comes to implant placement, this level of precision is paramount. Photogrammetry allows clinicians to analyze the available bone structure with unparalleled detail, ensuring that implants are positioned optimally for stability and long-term success. Additionally, the technique aids in identifying potential challenges, such as anatomical variations or sinus proximity, allowing for careful preoperative planning and mitigating the risk of complications.

The benefits of photogrammetry extend beyond the surgical phase. The three-dimensional models generated through this process serve as invaluable tools for designing and fabricating prostheses with an unparalleled level of accuracy. This not only enhances the fit and function of the prosthetic but also streamlines the overall treatment process, reducing chair time for patients and increasing efficiency in the dental practice.

Photogrammetry is revolutionizing the landscape of full-arch prosthesis procedures by providing clinicians with a powerful tool for capturing precise implant placement data.  Pittman Dental Laboratory and Surgical Solutions invests in photogrammetry with technology such as the dental device from InstaRisa face scanner. As technology continues to advance, the integration of photogrammetry into dental practices is set to become a standard, Pittman uses this technology for better outcomes and patients seeking optimal oral rehabilitation through full-arch prostheses.

Read More

Topics: Dental Implants, Capture, All on X, photogrammetry

Unveiling the Marvels of Anatomical Healing Abutments: A Scan Above the Rest in Implant Surgery

Posted by Bill Williams on Dec 4, 2023 6:00:00 AM

As the field of dentistry continues to evolve, technological advancements play a pivotal role in enhancing patient outcomes and streamlining procedures. Among the breakthrough innovations, ScanCode, the anatomical healing abutment emerges as a game-changer in implant surgery, offering a unique blend of benefits that transcend traditional approaches. What sets it apart is not just its anatomical design but also its scannable nature, paving the way for a more efficient and precise implantation process.

At the core of ScanCode's advantage is the anatomical healing abutment's ability to mimic the natural contours of the patient's oral anatomy. Unlike conventional healing abutments, which often feature a generic design, these anatomically shaped counterparts provide a customized fit, promoting optimal soft tissue healing and esthetic integration. This tailored approach contributes to reduced patient discomfort and faster recovery times, ultimately enhancing the overall patient experience.

Furthermore, the scannable nature of ScanCode elevates the precision of implant surgery to unprecedented levels. Integrating seamlessly with advanced scanning technologies, such as intraoral scanners and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), ScanCode enable detailed and accurate digital impressions of the implant site. This not only simplifies the treatment planning process but also ensures a perfect match between the implant and the final restoration, minimizing the margin for error.

The benefits extend beyond the chairside experience. The scannable feature of ScanCode facilitates efficient communication between dental professionals and Pittman. Digital impressions captured through the anatomical healing abutment can be easily shared, enhancing collaboration and expediting the production of prosthetic components. This not only saves time but also reduces the need for physical impressions, contributing to a more eco-friendly and patient-friendly practice.

In conclusion, ScanCode, with its dual advantages of anatomical precision and scannability, marks a significant leap forward in the realm of implant surgery. By prioritizing patient comfort, accelerating recovery times, and streamlining the digital workflow for dental professionals, ScanCode is poised to redefine the standards of care in implant dentistry. ScanCode stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence in dental innovation that Pittman Dental Laboratory strives for on a daily basis. Learn more about ScanCode and order your ScanCode kit today.

Read More

Topics: intraoral scanner, Dental Implants, Oral Surgeon, Dental Technology, ScanCode

Title: Promising Experimental Medicine May Revolutionize Dentistry

Posted by Bill Williams on Nov 20, 2023 6:00:00 AM

Title: Promising Experimental Medicine in Japan May Revolutionize Dentistry

Read More

Topics: Dental Implants, Focal Point, Guided surgery, Capture, All on X, Dental Technology

Pittman Surgical Solution Guides: Guiding You to Dental Excellence

Posted by Bill Williams on Oct 30, 2023 6:00:00 AM

When it comes to dental surgery, precision is paramount. Whether you're a dentist looking to provide your patients with the best care possible with less chair time or a patient seeking a seamless dental experience, Pittman Surgical Solutions has you covered. We provide many options for dentists to choose from with our innovative dental surgical guides.

What Are Dental Surgical Guides?

Dental surgical guides are essential tools that enhance the accuracy and predictability of dental procedures, including dental implant placements, extractions, and various other oral surgeries. These guides are custom-designed for each patient, ensuring that the treatment plan aligns perfectly with their unique dental anatomy.

Read More

Topics: Dental Implants, Oral Surgeon, Focal Point, Guided surgery, Capture, All on X, CAD/CAM

Capitalizing on the Surge in Implant Dentistry Demand

Posted by Bill Williams on Sep 18, 2023 6:00:00 AM

In recent years, implant dentistry has witnessed a significant surge in patient demand. People are increasingly seeking dental implants as a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, and this trend presents a golden opportunity for general practitioners to expand their services and meet this growing need.

Read More

Topics: aquiring new patients, Dental Implants, Focal Point

Dental implants can offer several benefits that can positively impact a person's health. Here are 7 ways dental implants can improve overall health:

Posted by Bill Williams on Sep 4, 2023 6:00:00 AM

Dental implants can offer several benefits that can positively impact a person's health. Here are 7 ways dental implants can improve overall health:

Read More

Topics: Dental Implants, Oral Surgeon, Focal Point, Guided surgery, All on X

Guided Versus Non-Guided Dental Implant Placement: A Path to Success

Posted by Bill Williams on Jul 10, 2023 6:00:00 AM

When it comes to dental implant placement, dentists and oral surgeons have two primary approaches: guided and non-guided. Understanding the difference between these methods is crucial for professionals to effectively communicate with their patients and ensure a successful outcome. In recent years, guided implant placement has gained popularity due to its numerous advantages and improved patient experiences.

Read More

Topics: Dental Implants, Oral Surgeon, Focal Point, Guided surgery, Capture, hybrid workflow, All on X