Advanced Dental Technology
One Visit Restorations including CEREC Omnicam
CEREC is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in modern dentistry. It is a CAD/CAM computer system which allows us to generate superb quality porcelain restorations (crowns, onlays, veneers) in a single visit.
What are the advantages?
• Single appointment restoration
• Natural tooth colored porcelain filling
• No messy impressions or plastic temporaries
• Closest filling material to natural tooth available
• Precise computer generated fit allows preservation of tooth structure
• 15 years of positive clinical research
How does it work?
CEREC is a camera, computer and precision manufacturing machine all in one. We use CEREC’S built in camera to take a picture of the damaged tooth. Using this image, the CAD (Computer Assisted Design) function of the CEREC designs the porcelain restoration. Then, the CAM (Computer Assisted Manufacturing) function mills the restoration out of a block of porcelain. We check the crown in your mouth tp make sure it fits properly before sintering and glazing it in our oven. This process increases the strength of the porcelain and provides the esthetic finish. We then bond the crown/filling to your tooth and are finished!
For more information about this amazing technology, visit the CEREC website.
What this means for you:
• One visit needed
• No messy impressions and temporary restoration that is likely to fall out
• Esthetic results
• Among the strongest and hardest porcelain available
Our office is equipped with advanced digital x-ray technology to deliver the highest quality images under the lowest levels of radiation. We use Schick 33 sensors which produce the clearest xrays on the market today. Digital radiographs produce between 1/10th and 1/100th of the radiation of conventional x-rays making them safer, quicker, and easier than in the past. With a variety of image customization options, digital x-rays are also more diagnostic than processed film.
When we take a digital radiograph, the image is immediately available on the computer in the treatment room. This will allow your dentist or hygienist to quickly and thoroughly review your films and include you in discussion about the results.
Cavitron Ultrasonic Cleaners
One of the best advances in dental hygiene technology is the ultrasonic scaler. This device vibrates at a high frequency that disrupts bacterial membranes and breaks up hard calculus deposits on teeth. The Cavitron is an efficient tool that reduces the amount of time your hygienist needs to spend removing plaque and calculus from your teeth. With several different tip options and a range of water levels and intensities, the ultrasonic cleaner can be customized for each patient quickly and easily.
What this means for you:
• Less time spent getting teeth cleaned
• More plaque and calculus removed than hand instrumentation alone
• Cleaner teeth!
We use dental loupes(magnification) when we work on patients to aid in visualization while we are working. Loupes magnify the teeth 3x to 5x their actual size which helps us perform the quality care our patients demand.
Automated Appointment Confirmation and Reminders
We use an automated appointment reminder and confirmation system to help our patients remember their upcoming appointment. The system will remind you of upcoming appointments and also remind you if you are past due for your regular recall appointment. The system works by sending emails and text messages.