Advancements in Dental Technology and How They Help You
New dental technology allows your dentist to offer quicker restorations, diagnostic tests and cleanings. Your Waukesha, WI, family dentists--Dr. Karen Jahimiak, Dr. Joel Jahimiak and Dr. Cathleen Raz of Complete Family Dentistry--share information on a few technological advances you'll benefit from the next time you visit the dentist.
Same Day Crowns
Getting a crown used to involve a two-step process. During the first visit, the dentist would make an impression of your teeth and send the impression to a lab, which would use it to create the crown. You would leave the office wearing a temporary crown and return about two weeks later to receive the permanent crown.
With the CEREC system, your crown is ready in just one visit. In fact, it's made in your dentist's office while you wait. He or she coats your teeth with powder and takes a photograph that is converted into a 3-D digital image. Using special software, your dentist designs your crown and sends the design to a milling machine that creates the crown in about 20 minutes.
There's no more waiting for X-rays to be developed with digital X-rays. Seconds after your X-rays are taken, they appear on a computer screen, where they can enlarged or sharpened. Digital X-rays use less radiation than traditional X-rays and produce less waste. In addition to offering fast, high-quality results, they're also the environmentally friendly option.
Fluorescent Laser Cavity Detection
The DiagnoDENT Fluorescent Laser Cavity Detection system helps your Waukesha dentist find cavities when they're very small, which means you can avoid large fillings that may weaken teeth. He or she uses a handheld laser and obtains a baseline reading for your healthy enamel. When the laser light is aimed at areas that contain tooth decay or weakened enamel, a fluorescent light is triggered.
Cavitron Ultrasonic Cleaner
The Cavitron system reduces the time you spend getting your teeth cleaned. The vibrating cleaner removes plaque and breaks up hard tartar more efficiently than manual cleaning.
Is it time for your next dental appointment. Call your Waukesha, WI, family dentists at Complete Family Dentistry at (262) 549-6850 and make an appointment today. Take advantage of technology to keep your smile bright and healthy!