Today’s dentistry is continually evolving to make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the environment. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing and greater accuracy for dental procedures. You’ll love the results!
Introducing digital X-rays, available at our practice. Using this technology, an image is taken of your smile with a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer system, where it can be immediately accessed. We can also view your entire mouth in one image, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital X-rays. These methods result in 75% less radiation exposure than traditional film X-rays. There is also no more waiting for images to develop and no chemical pollution.
Our doctors work closely with patients to develop a bond of teamwork. One way we bring this about is through the use of a high-tech tool called the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a small video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see exactly what work needs to be done and which teeth are healthy. You can then participate in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
Were you aware that 5 million teeth are knocked out yearly in the United States? Many sports can be dangerous without proper protection. Over-the-counter mouthguards don’t fit very well. Wearing these, proper breathing can be a struggle while running during sports. However, our custom-made sports mouthguards fit well, provide excellent protection for your smile, and can be worn for any sport. The American Dental Association suggests wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports: basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling, and more.
It might be hard to believe, but in many cases patients can now have their fillings placed painlessly without drills or needles! This is achieved with a revolutionary new laser technology known as the Waterlase™. Unlike past lasers, this laser is used for both gum and tooth procedures. Previous dental lasers were used only for the gums or teeth whitening. This new water laser is a breakthrough in comfortable dentistry. Energy from the laser is absorbed by water instead of the teeth. The microscopic water droplets are energized, and it is actually the energized water that removes decay – usually without pain or the need for needles. For many dental procedures, the Waterlase replaces the dentist’s drill.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (732) 249-0055.