Our practice is home to some of the latest breakthroughs and advancements in dental technology. Utilizing these new techniques and equipment we are able to provide our patients with the most advanced and effective care available today. For more information about these technologies, please explore below.
Thanks to advances in technology, dental care today is more precise, gentle, and convenient than ever before. With a chairside 3D printer, our office can fabricate aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting restorations in just a single visit! Compatible with optical scanning and integrated software systems, our 3D printer receives the exact specs of the patient’s prepared tooth and uses this information to mill a precision-fitting ceramic restoration while the patient waits. By eliminating waiting time and the need for a temporary restoration, our 3D printer maximizes procedure comfort and efficiency to benefit a patient’s overall dental experience.
3D X-Ray systems are radiographic systems used by dental professionals to analyze and reconstruct 3D images of a patient’s teeth, jaws and surrounding anatomy. The information obtained by this imaging is useful in both diagnosis and precise treatment planning when two-dimensional diagnostic films are insufficient. 3D dental X-Raysare useful for multiple types of analyses as well as the assessment of maxillofacial disorders or pathology. It is also most useful in surgical planning, including the accurate placement of dental implants.
The Dexis Sensor utilizes computer technology and digital sensors for the acquisition, viewing, storage, and sharing of radiographic images. It offers several advantages over the older traditional film based methods of taking x-rays. The most significant of theses advantages is that Dexis Sensor's reduce a patient’s exposure to radiation. Other benefits are that images can be viewed instantly after being taken, can be seen simultaneously as needed by multiple practitioners, and can be easily shared with other offices. Dexis Sensor scans are also safer for the environment as they do not require any chemicals or paper to develop.
An electronic pad, known as a sensor is used instead of film to acquire a digital image. After the image is taken, it goes directly into the patient’s file on the computer. Once it is stored on the computer, it can be easily viewed on a screen, shared, or printed out.
A magnifying camera is a miniaturized camera that can take high-resolution images inside of the mouth and display them for viewing in real time on a computer screen. It is a pen-sized device that provides an up close, full-color and high-resolution view of the teeth and surrounding soft tissues. A magnifying camera is a wonderful communication tool that allows the dentist to directly show a patient a close up view of every tooth and the nearby soft tissues. With this technology any areas of concern can be instantly displayed and discussed. The magnifying camera can also capture individual images that can be saved as part of a patient’s permanent record. These saved images can be reproduced when needed for use by other dental specialists, a dental laboratory, insurance companies, and others.
Enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile in just a single visit!
CEREC® offers convenient, faster and more comfortable care to provide a range of high quality same day restorations including ceramic crowns, inlays and onlays.
Single Visit Crowns and restorations
In just one appointment you can have a naturally beautiful restoration to enhance the beauty and function of your smile. With CEREC there is no need for multiple office visits, messy dental impressions, a temporary crown, or waiting weeks for your dental work to come back from the laboratory. Your new restoration is designed and customized to the exact specifications of your smile all in the very same day!
How does it work?
CEREC is an advanced method of care, which allows for the preparation and placement of same day ceramic restorations. Offering the utmost in terms of quality and convenience, this high-tech system utilizes CAD/CAM technology, or computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing to make every step of the restoration process more patient-friendly and precise. Using an ergonomically designed intraoral scanning wand in place of a conventional dental impression, the dentist is able to capture detailed 3D images of the prepared tooth and surrounding dentition. These images are then integrated by an advanced computer software program to produce an accurate model and plan a precise fitting, functional, and cosmetically pleasing restoration. As soon the restoration is designed and approved by the dentist, the information is sent wirelessly to a chairside milling machine where a ceramic restoration is fabricated as the patient waits.
Naturally beautiful and long-lasting Restorations!
A CEREC single visit crown offers much more than a convenient approach to getting a dental crown. It is a high quality, naturally beautiful, extremely durable and long-lasting dental restoration!
Using ultrasonic technology, dentists and hygienists can clean residual plaque, tartar, and debris from between the teeth and gums more effectively, precisely and gently than with hand instrumentation alone. A safe technology, an ultrasonic cleaning operates through an interaction between a water stream and varying frequencies of vibration. An ultrasonic cleaning not only provides for a more comfortable patient experience, but it also produces less tissue trauma to the teeth and surrounding areas.