Month: July 2013

Ridge and Sinus Augmentations

Ridge and sinus augmentations are surgical dental procedures used to fill in areas of the gum line and underlying bone that have deteriorated as a result of tooth loss or extraction. Specifically, a ridge augmentation refers to the reconstruction of degenerated or underdeveloped gums, and a sinus augmentation refers to an enhancement of the amount…

Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Did you know that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all adult Americans snore or have snored at some point? However, snoring – even chronically – is not necessarily indicative of sleep apnea. In fact, only 1/5 of adults have some form of sleep apnea, which can be a life-threatening condition. The difference between benign snoring…

Teeth in a Day

“Teeth in a Day” is a one-day solution for patients who want to be able to remove all of their remaining natural teeth and replace them with natural-looking and functioning prosthetic teeth. The procedure is most commonly used to treat dental patients who have already lost many of their natural teeth and have no healthy…

ViziLite Oral Cancer Screening

ViziLite is an advanced oral screening tool used to identify abnormal cells along the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat. The test takes approximately 2 minutes to administer, during which time a dentist will administer a special rinse to the mouth that causes the nuclei of abnormal pre-cancerous or cancerous cells appear to glow…

The Wand® Handpiece

The Wand Handpiece is an advanced dental technology aimed at making dental injections comfortable and less intimidating than traditional needles. The Wand is a lightweight pen-like instrument that delivers computer-controlled injections to patients. With The Wand, there is little room for human error, which minimizes discomfort when a local anesthetic is applied beneath the gums.…

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly 100 percent of Americans believe that a beautiful smile is an important social asset. Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so why hide it? Cosmetic tooth whitening from Zoom makes it possible for you to whiten your teeth to a beautiful,…

Intra-Oral Camera

Dental imaging is a foundation of oral health diagnostics. Intra-oral cameras play a key role in office imaging, with many dentists using intra-oral cameras to detect the tiniest grooves, pits, cracks, and carries. Using a chairside unit and hand-held photographic wand, dentists can acquire images of the teeth from angles not previously available. These images…

Invisalign

Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth,…

KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System

The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System is a highly advanced in-office teeth whitening system designed to give instant results in a single visit. Dentists all over the country and around the world use KöR thanks to its unprecedented results in achieving the whitest possible smile from the darkest, heavily stained, and yellowed teeth. Patients enjoy…

Laser Dentistry

For nearly two decades, lasers have been used for restorative and cosmetic purposes in dentistry. Today, lasers are approved for safety by the Food and Drug Administration, and they have become much more prevalent and standard in dental offices across the country. Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. This energy can…

Lumineers

Modern dentistry has made it possible for everyone to enjoy a beautiful, white smile. Many patients choose Lumineers to achieve esthetic goals, as the entire procedure is painless, fast and easy. In fact, most patients get the smile they have always wanted in just two dental visits. Lumineers are very thin and customized patient-by-patient. Each…

MTM Clear Aligner

The MTM Clear Aligner is an innovative way of straightening teeth that are slightly out of alignment. The MTM Clear Aligner applies gentle pressure to the teeth to facilitate movement over time. Every MTM Clear Aligner system is customized to the patient, who will wear the aligners on a daily basis for a period of…

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular dentistry is a branch of dentistry pertaining to dysfunctions and disorders of the temporomandibular joint and supporting tissues. It is typically used to treat TMJ disorders in ways that address underlying problems rather than symptoms. By treating TMJ disorders at the source, neuromuscular dentistry can indirectly provide relief for problems like jaw popping, tinnitus,…

Opalescence

Opalescence is a prescription strength tooth whitening system used by dentists all over the country. Patients prefer Opalescence because it delivers superior results in a way that accommodates most lifestyles. Currently, patients can purchase Opalescence in one of three ways. They include an in-office treatment, an at home treatment, and a disposable treatment for people…

Sapphire Whitening

Sapphire Whitening is a teeth whitening system performed in the safety and comfort of your dentist’s office. It is a highly safe procedure that has been show to be highly effective for patients over the age of 13 who want to achieve brighter, whiter smiles. Sapphire cuts through years of stains and discoloration, ultimately lightening…

FastBraces

FastBraces are orthodontic solutions for patients who want to straighten their teeth in as little time as possible. With the FastBraces technology, patients can still achieve their cosmetic goals; but they spend reduced time in treatment and are subject to much less discomfort than is associated with traditional braces. FastBraces work by allowing for greater…

DIAGNOdent Laser by KaVo

DIAGNOdent is the future of dental decay detection, providing a highly accurate and reliable means of identifying dental caries. With DIAGNOdent, dentists can discover the beginnings of decay before it has a chance to progress. DIAGNOdent is capable of detecting even the tiniest of caries, pits and crevices that are potential sources of decay. It…

Clear Correct

Braces are the standard for orthodontic correction, but few adults want to wear a mouthful of metal for a year or more while teeth are moved into better alignment. Clear Correct addresses this problem by offering a discreet alternative to metal braces. With Clear Correct treatment, there are no brackets and wires. Instead, you’ll receive…

Cone Beam and 3D Imaging

Cone Beam 3D Imaging is an advanced dental imaging technology that allows for an illimitable view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face. With Cone Beam 3D Imaging, a dentist can capture panoramic views of the maxillofacial area in just 10 seconds. Cone Beam 3D images offer an enhanced view of the face…

CEREC® Acquisition Center Powered by Bluecam

The CEREC® Acquisition Center Powered by Bluecam is a highly beneficial CAD/CAM unit used in the generation of patient restorations. This cutting-edge technology makes it possible for dentists to acquire a digital impression of the teeth, which contributes to maximum accuracy and exceptionally fitting restoration. The Bluecam is a hand-held light emitting diode that snaps…

Arestin

The number one cause of tooth loss is not decay or trauma – it’s periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection of the gum line that causes inflammation and bleeding. Left untreated, it can also cause the gums to recede and begin to pull away from the teeth. Arestin is a solution…

Anesthesia in Dentistry

Anesthesia is a means of pain and anxiety management used in a broad range of health procedures, including dentistry. Dental anesthesia encompasses a spectrum of treatments, each of which offers different benefits to the patient. There are several types of anesthesia, including: Local anesthetics – Small injections designed to numb the nerves in the gums…

Air Abrasion Dentistry

Dentists are constantly on the lookout for minimally invasive treatments and procedures that are more effective than traditional applications and also provide greater benefits to patients. Air abrasion is one such technology that is used in place of a traditional drill. With air abrasion a compressed stream of aluminum oxide particles are used to remove…

VELscope Vx

The VELscope VX is a groundbreaking technology that is changing the way dentists screen for oral cancer. This cordless device is used to painlessly and quickly examine the soft tissues of the mouth for signs of abnormal, pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. Dentists wear special eyewear and shine the VELscope VX blue light onto the tongue,…

CEREC

CEREC has changed the way dentists perform patient restorations. CEREC stands for ‘ceramic reconstruction.’ It’s a 3D imaging and camera assisted design center that allows dentists to take digital impressions of patient teeth and use the images to create a virtual restoration. The images can be sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication or combined…