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Dental Technology

Dr. Cynthia posing in dental operation room with X-guideMany of the surgical treatments we provide are safer and more effective thanks to improved dental technology. From treatment planning to restoration design, new technology has enriched almost every aspect of modern oral surgery. New technology is constantly changing the way we treat, diagnose, and even prevent oral health problems.

At San Tan Oral Surgery, we stay up-to-date on the latest technology for the benefit of our patients. We place your well-being above all else and spare no expense when it comes to your personalized care. If you are looking for a state-of-the-art oral surgery facility, you have come to the right place!

Digital X-rays

A dental x-ray is an essential diagnostic tool for any oral surgeon. In the past, x-rays required film slides, complete with a long and tedious development process. These days, we use digital x-rays due to their numerous advantages over traditional methods.

Intraoral x-rays are the most common type of dental radiograph. To conduct a digital intraoral x-ray, a small electronic sensor is placed in the mouth. The sensor allows us to capture images of your teeth, roots, and supportive bone without the use of film slides. The position of the electronic sensor is dictated by the type of intraoral x-ray you need.

Digital x-rays omit up to 90% less radiation than a film x-ray. They also allow us to magnify or manipulate the image to gain a more comprehensive overview of your oral structures. Without the film development process, we can retake an x-ray instantly and share them electronically, all without affecting the environment.
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Cone Beam CT Scan and 3D Imaging

When a digital x-ray fails to provide enough information, Dr. Cynthia Colson may order a cone beam CT scan. A CBCT scan is another form of digital radiography that gives us an even more detailed look at your oral and maxillofacial structures. With CBCT scans, we get a 3D representation of your teeth, bone, gums, and other soft tissues.

CBCT scans allow us to better determine the root cause of a symptom or problem. They also allow us to develop more precise surgical plans for dental implants, tooth extractions, bone grafting, gum grafting, and many other restorative procedures. In other words, CBCT and 3D imaging have revolutionized the way we perform oral surgery.
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X-Nav: Guided Implant Placement Tech

San Tan Oral Surgery in Gilbert houses cutting-edge systems including the X-Nav 3D live-guided implants. Dr. Colson – an oral maxillofacial surgeon who manages a wide variety of complications relating to the mouth, teeth, and other facial territories – and her proficient team have been serving the East Valley for over 13 years and are excited to help you achieve a greater quality of life. Contact us today and schedule your consultation and learn more about this revolutionary technology!
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Fotona Laser – Sleep Apnea: Cosmetic Procedures

Many people experience anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist or undergoing oral surgery. While most people understand there is nothing to worry about, the entire process can be overwhelming. When many people think of oral surgery, they may think of drills or other invasive equipment. However, the Fotona laser machine is an exciting tool that provides precise treatments with no contact and no noise. Explore treatment options available with this safe and effective technology available at San Tan Oral Surgery during a consultation with Dr. Cynthia Colson, D.M.D., and her team in Gilbert, AZ!
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San Tan Oral Surgery offers superior cosmetic treatments including LipLase for all our patients in the greater Gilbert, Arizona area seeking non-surgical rejuvenation. We are excited to help your aesthetic vision become reality. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and discover if this treatment may be right for your cosmetic needs.
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While surgery offers many benefits, the degree of invasiveness, extended downtime, and possible side effects can be deterring. With the advancements in aesthetic technology, surgery isn’t the only means of restoring youthfulness in the skin. SmoothLase is a breakthrough non-surgical treatment that is approved by the FDA to safely and effectively correct skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles to promote a younger-looking appeal.
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Are you struggling with sleep apnea or snoring? Getting a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep is one of the best measures we can take to securing optimal health and wellness. Developed by Fotona, one of the most cutting-edge names in laser technology for sleep apnea, the NightLase is a safe and effective, non-invasive laser treatment that can minimize the effects of sleep apnea and snoring while promoting greater sleep quality.
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Pellevé precisely heats the deep layers of your skin using advanced radiofrequency technology without damaging the epidermis, or top layer. The heat causes the collagen in your skin to contract and tighten. After the treatment, your skin will start to produce new collagen. The result is an improvement in skin quality, firmness and tightness you can see and feel.
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If you would like to learn more about the benefits of our cutting-edge technology, our team is happy to help. Call (480) 604-2592 to schedule your appointment today!
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