Modern dentistry is always developing ways to make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the world around us. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing times and greater precision for dental procedures. And the results can be outstanding!
Goodbye Goopy Impressions
Our intra-oral digital scanner is dentistry in 3-D. With this scanner, the doctors are able to make accurate digital impressions for your crown or bridge area, eliminating the need in many instances for an uncomfortable tray and putty impression. They also use the instrument for preparing ClearCorrect™ clear aligners and whitening trays. This technology means an even more precise fit for your new crown or bridge and improved accuracy for your clear aligner treatment plan. This means you’ll spend less time at the dentist and more time enjoying your new smile.
75% Reduction in Radiation
Introducing digital X-rays, available at our practice. With this technology, an image is taken of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer, where it is immediately available. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital X-rays. These methods result in 75% less radiation than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.
Isolite™ – An Advance in Patient Comfort
We are very pleased to offer an incredible new technology that makes your dental care much more comfortable. It’s called Isolite. Basically it’s a suction device and a brilliant light that illuminates the oral cavity and eliminates shadows. What does this mean for you?
- Patients spend about a third less time in the chair.
- Patients don’t get that “drowning or gagging” feeling because saliva doesn’t build up.
- Debris won’t be swallowed because the mouth is continuously being “vacuumed.”
- The mouth doesn’t get tired because it’s being held open.
- The advanced illumination helps the doctor be more accurate.
Modern dentistry requires a dry “field” for best results. The Isolite keeps the teeth and gums dry and often eliminates the need for the bulky rubber dam.
Oral Cancer – Early Detection Can be a Lifesaver
Dr. Adams has adopted a super early detection system for oral cancer. He is able to shine a special light in your mouth called the OralID™ screening system, to see if there is cause for concern. With an estimated 50,000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed last year, a quick and painless oral cancer screening can be more than just a good idea. When oral cancer is discovered at an early stage, treatment is faster, simpler, less invasive, and 90% successful. Not only is OralID painless, it might just save your life.
Tooth Decay: A Different Approach – The ICON™ Method.
We are firm believers that “the best dentistry is the least dentistry.” This is embodied in the philosophy called “micro-invasive dentistry.” Drilling and filling is of course a perfectly valid way to treat decay and restore teeth. One drawback to this, however, is that healthy tooth structure can be lost during treatment. With the Icon method tooth decay can be treated in the very beginning stages before it becomes a big problem. And the best part? No drilling! In fact, you won’t even need a shot. It’s completely painless. This treatment arrests the development of dental caries without losing any healthy tooth structure. Ask us if the Icon method is right for you or your family.