At Cork Oral Surgery we use the latest in technologies for diagnosis and treatment. Dr McAuliffe travels extensively around Europe to the highest level evidence-based conferences and courses, in order to learn about these technologies and bring them to Cork Oral Surgery.
The benefits of bringing the newest technologies to Cork Oral Surgery are ultimately enjoyed by our patients. These advances allow for improved diagnostic tools, more detailed imaging, clearer case planning, as well as more accurate surgeries, all of which contribute to better treatment outcomes.
The following are some of the current technologies used in Cork Oral Surgery;
CBCT (3D Scan)
Cone Beam Computerised Tomography (CBCT) is a type of x-ray/scanning technology that is used to gain 3-dimensional views of the anatomy of the jaws and teeth. This type of image gives us far more information than a standard 2-dimensional image, and so with this additional information, surgeries can often be planned with greater detail.
Bone Grafting Equipment & Materials
Bone grafting is the process by which additional bone is added to a site where needed. This typically occurs when there is insufficient bone volume into which an implant is to be placed. On some occasions, bone can be harvested from elsewhere in the jaw, and repositioned into the defect. On other occasions, artificial or donor bone can be used to augment these insufficiencies.
Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)
PRGF stands for “plasma rich in growth factors”. This technology uses components from within your own blood cells, which are taken simply by normal blood sample. The blood sample is then prepared in very specific manner, elements of which are then separated and re-used on a surgical site in order to accelerate tissue healing and re-generation.