Our office uses modern, state-of-the-art technology to enhance
patient comfort and to help you get the smile you deserve!
Computer Digital Radiography (CDR)
|Digital x-rays can now be taken using sensors that transmit the image
directly into a computer monitor. This larger image
helps the patient understand the doctor's explanations
more easily and enables the doctor to "zoom in"
on a specific area of the tooth. An important advantage
to this new technology is that it reduces the amount
of radiation by 90%. Digital x-rays are also faster.
The digital image only takes a minute or two to appear
in the monitor. In addition, this new technology is
friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed
for developing the image.
CEREC® is a computer-aided
design and ceramic restoration system that allows
us to create permanent restorations in our office.
That means we can design, fabricate, and place
an incredibly esthetic ceramic restoration in
a single visit!
CEREC® is a registered trademark
of Sirona Dental Systems.
OralCDx represents a breakthrough in oral cancer detection,
a test that will allow you and your dentist to improve the
prognosis of a disease that has remained unchanged for the
last 50 years.
OralCDx is the first computerized brush biopsy system.
It allows dentists to quickly, painlessly and reliably detect
oral cancer in its earliest, most easily treatable stage.
Originally developed as part of the Star Wars
missile defense program, the OralCDx computer system includes
a neural network-based image processing system specifically
adapted to detect abnormalities unique to oral brush biopsy
The DIAGNOdent is a new high tech laser system that
aids in early diagnosis of cavities in the complex
anatomy of the chewing surfaces of teeth. It utilizes
laser light of a defined wavelength to help detect
and quantify demineralized tooth substances without
|The cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler. Power
scalers do a more thorough job in less time. This
results in significantly decreased scaling time
and healthier, cleaner teeth and gums. Hand scalers
require repetitive scraping movements and are
restricted to adaptation of only one or two sides
of the instrument. In comparison, all four sides
of a power scaler can be adapted, because the
device moves in an elliptical motion. This comes
in handy when removing stain and deposits from
behind and between the teeth. Ultrasonic scalers
are more effective in removing stain as well.
The ultrasonic vibration helps control oral bacteria
by breaking down the cell wall of the bacteria.
The water used to cool the cavitron then helps
to rinse away bacteria, stain and debris.
Air Abrasion is a gentle spray of an air and powder
that gently sprays away tooth decay. There is no heat,
vibration or sound, like there is from a drill. The
procedure is relatively painless, therefore not always
requiring an injection. Air abrasion is a very precise
technology and usually removes less tooth structure
for a filling than a drill would.
For In-Office whitening, we utilize the advanced Zoom! light-activated
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||The cordless, handheld x-Rite ShadeVision
System uses advanced colorimeter technology to determine
the hue, value, and chroma of teeth. This allows us
to closely match the color of restorations to the surrounding
teeth giving the most natural appearance available.
||Our intraoral camera uses a tiny fiber-optic
wand to easily take vivid photographs of the inside
of your mouth. This allows us to let you see what we
||Our treatment rooms are equipped with
state-of-the-art patient-education DVD systems. If you
are uncertain about a particular procedure, we will
be happy to play the DVD video segment for you.
New technology in veneer fabrication
allows us to perform dazzling transformations with
minimal surface preparation.
||Although white fillings have been around
for a long time, the new materials can now be used in
a wider range of applications allowing you to keep your
smile as white as it can be!