Technology Advances

Faster Implant Healing Due to Platelet Rich Fibrin

Dr. Jay Lopez of Tucson has pursued extensive postdoctoral training in aesthetic, restorative, and reconstructive dentistry. Most recently he trained under Joseph Coukroun, M.D., Chief of Staff of the Pain Therapy Center of Nice, France and inventor of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF).

Using Dr. Coukroun’s PRF technique, Dr. Lopez is now able to spin a patient’s own blood at the time of surgery and harvest platelets and leukocytes which are then introduced into the surgical site prior to closure to speed wound healing and bone formation. In his dental office, where he places dental implants and performs bone enhancement procedures, Dr. Lopez will now be able to reduce healing time and secure faster stability for dental implants.

Increased Comfort and Precision Due to Intraoral 3D Scanners

State-of-the-art dentistry in the office of Dr. Jay Lopez has also expanded with the use of intraoral 3D scanners. Dr. Lopez uses the iTero® 3D scanner for creating precise digital models for Invisalign® orthodontic treatment, and he is one of only 25 dental offices in the world to be beta testing new software for the 3MTM True Definition intraoral 3D scanner.

The 3MTM 3D scanner uses a small camera to scan a patient’s teeth and gum tissue. The captured images are electronically transferred to a manufacturing facility that makes a working, articulated model of the patient’s mouth. This model is then sent to Dr. Lopez’s preferred dental lab where the patient’s restorations are made with such precision that crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers can be fit with higher accuracy than ever before. This technology makes the dental impression process faster, easier and more comfortable for the patient.

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If you have been looking for a dentist who stays on the forefront of the latest technology to benefit his patients, contact our office today! Dr. Jay Lopez dedicates hundreds of hours each year to learning advanced techniques and developing expertise to make his patients’ lives better.