Cone Beam Scans
Cone beam CT scans provide more information than conventional dental x-ray, which mean we can create a more precise treatment plan. Plus the scanning is painless, noninvasive and accurate. A huge advantage of this tech is its ability to image bone and soft tissue at the same time. Oh the things we can now see!
Using dental lasers has the benefit of less pain. Often anesthesia may not be necessary. Lasers are sterile, which means there is less chance for an infection. And, lasers are extremely precise, so less healthy tissue has to be removed.
A Clinic Designed for a Post-COVID World
Negative pressure systems, like the one in our office, pull aerosolized bacteria and viruses from the air during and after a dental procedure. Fortunately, we designed this feature into our clinic upon construction, so you might not even notice them. This should be the standard operating procedure for all dentists after COVID-19.
The benefits of dental implants are that they behave like natural teeth. They provide strength and function that is unrivaled by other restorations. Because the dental implant itself is anchored firmly in your jaw bone, much like your natural root, it provides greater stability.
In House three-dimensional printing and milling
Precision models, retainers and mouth guards, and cutting down on laboratory time are all the results of this new milling technology. How? When your diagnostic models are stored in a distant dental lab, they take extra time to retrieve. To save time and quality, we keep this process in-house so that your dental care is completed faster!
In House Crowns and Veneers
Veneers and crowns can improve your smile and the function of your teeth. Veneers are used when you want cosmetic improvement, like covering crooked or chipped teeth, especially your front teeth. We make great smiles.
Sleep Apnea Alternatives with Mouth Guards
Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that can be treated with a custom made mouth guard. We’ll take a mold of your teeth and use it to create a mouth guard specifically for the structure of your teeth, mouth, and apnea condition.
Dr’s review if he had sleep apnea (NYT, quote, link)
“The lead author of the study, Dr. Guillaume Buiret, head of otolaryngology at Valence Hospital in Valence, France, said that if he had sleep apnea, he would choose an oral appliance first.
“It’s easy to tolerate, effective and it costs a lot less than CPAP,” he said. “Thirty to 40 percent of our patients can’t use CPAP, and these patients almost always find the dental appliance helpful. I would recommend it as first-line treatment”