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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:32 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Fri Oct 25, 2013.

Enhancing the precision and outcome of dental treatments, Dental Center of Mesa - a family dental practice, uses a 3-dimensional imaging system to help successfully diagnose and perform surgeries on their patients.

Within 14 seconds, the system fabricates 220 images together to create a 3D image of the patient’s mouth. The doctor can zoom in and out of the bone and navigate through the interior of the tooth. It can tell what size and how stable the bone is, which is important information that determines if it is stable enough for an implant.

Dr. Jonathan Kalika, of Dental Center of Mesa, makes it the company’s goal to help patients, both young and old, with high-quality dental care. He does this by offering general dental care, implants, Invisalign, dental therapy and more. By staying up to speed on the latest technological developments, Dental Center of Mesa can provide quick and efficient services – one of which is the 3D imaging system.

The dental office purchased the expensive piece of equipment less than a year ago. The system allows for the doctor to do surgery twice. The first surgery is performed on the computer by way of the 3D system. If problems occur or are noticed the doctor can adjust it on the screen before performing the surgery on a patient. Less guesswork is needed, which in turn leads to a more successful procedure.

The imaging system emits less radiation – ensuring the patients safety. If an implant is needed, the dental office offers different numbing techniques from the most basic to gas or an IV sedative. An implant appointment lasts for about one hour and costs $1,995. They always offer free consultations and make the effort to meet the needs of those with dental emergencies. Dental Center of Mesa goes above and beyond to ensure a safe, stress-free and efficient visit.

Dental Center of Mesa

Dr. Jonathan Kalika

1545 E. University Drive

Mesa, AZ 85203

480.834.9001

mesaazdentist.com

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