Technology


Technology

Sirona Teneo Treatment Center


To ensure the highest levels of patient comfort, this chair includes a motorized headrest, massage function, active lumbar support, lounge upholstery, and programmable chair positioning. Integrated patient communication technologies include an intraoral camera and a medical-grade monitor allowing patients to visualize and understand treatment recommendations.


Sirona 3-D Cone Beam Imaging


3D imaging provides better quality and more detailed images than traditional x-rays. This new technology is also less invasive and emits less radiation than traditional x-ray machines.


Digital Impressions with CEREC®


In addition to being much more comfortable for the patient, using the scanner allows us to be more efficient and accurate, which can result in a reduced number of visits to the office, saving the patient time.


Same Day Crowns – CAD/CAM CEREC® Dentistry


CAD/CAM stands for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Milling (CAM). 3D images can be uploaded into special CAD software, allowing the dentist to evaluate the exact details of the appearance and function of the restoration.  This software can also help the patient to visualize the end result of the proposed restoration.

Once the design is finalized, the files are sent to the CAM system for fabrication of the restoration to the exact specifications of the design.  Use of CAD/CAM technology increases efficiency and accuracy, and can often reduce the overall number of patient visits needed.


DEXIS CariVu Early Cavity Detection


With this latest technology, a UV light detects cavities that are not yet visible to the naked eye. This technology enables dentists to practice minimally invasive dentistry by providing a better possibility of diagnosing this disease at an early stage.


Digital X-Ray


Digital X-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film X-rays.  The improved diagnostic capability of digital X-rays and the ability to view them on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment.  Digital X-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film.  Digital X-rays save time and increase the level of  patient care.  It’s also a very green technology.  By eliminating film and chemical waste it’s better for both you and the environment!


Lasers


The use of lasers in dentistry has brought about many great advancements. The use of lasers allows for procedures that are less painful and reduces both bleeding and tissue loss. The use of a laser allows some procedures to be performed without the use of a drill or the need for a shot. Our practice uses lasers to improve your experience in our practice allowing us to provide technologically advanced care.


Digital Intraoral Cameras


An intra-oral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time.  With an intraoral camera, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.


Prophy-Jet Polishers


Traditionally, teeth are polished using a rotating rubber cup and an abrasive paste. Prophy-jet polishing, however, uses an air polishing system with a combination of pressurized water and baking soda to remove more stubborn stains.


Oral Cancer Screening


Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. We use the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. A specialized light is shined into the mouth to detect unhealthy tissue. Healthy tissue looks lighter under the light while spots of bad tissue appear dark. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.


Ultra Quiet Electric Handpieces


These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. Not only are they quieter, but they are also more efficient in tooth preparation making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.


Piezo Electric Handpieces


Are used for periodontal (gum) and osseous (bone) surgery. These handpieces are gently and meticulously used to remove harmful bacteria without requiring invasive measures.


Digital Flat Screen Monitors


These monitors are found next to every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental radiographs when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.


Wi-Fi


Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.