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DIGITAL X-RAY

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Not only are digital radiographs available immediately, but they are also clear, colour coded and provide 80- 90% less radiation than traditional systems. Considered green, a digital radiograph requires no harsh chemicals for developing, and there is no film needed to take them.

We can share the images instantaneously on a chair-side monitor, along with digital photos, for a complete virtual tour of the mouth and transferring them to insurance companies, and dental specialists are quick and easy.

LAUGHING GAS

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Do you need a little help relaxing for your dental treatment?

Nitrous Oxide is for patients who are nervous as it calms them nicely. It is a non-allergenic, non-irritating gas that affects the central nervous system and is one of the safest forms of sedation available with very few cases of side effects. Most patients begin to feel the effects of nitrous oxide within 3-5 minutes.

CONE BEAM CT SCAN (CBCT)

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CBCT systems are used by dentists for various clinical applications including dental implant planning, visualization of abnormal teeth, evaluation of the jaw and face, cleft palate assessment, endodontic (root canal) diagnosis, and diagnosis of dental trauma. Cone Beam 3D images provide high-definition, three-dimensional, digital data and precise anatomical information of all oral and maxillofacial structures.

The CBCT system rotates around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. This data is used to reconstruct a 3D image of the patient’s teeth, oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck), as well as the ears, nose, and throat.

Having the CBCT in the office prevents patients from having to be referred to a radiology office and is often more cost effective when done directly by the dentist.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

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There is a growing trend within general dentistry that stresses the importance of soft tissues health. When found at early stages of development, oral cancer has an 80 to 90% survival rate but, sadly, the majority of cases are found in the later stages. Approximately 45% of those diagnosed in the late stages die five years after diagnosis, and those who do survive are more susceptible to treatment-related illnesses. The VELscope is a highly effective aid for discovering and defining the extent of a wide range of mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer. More importantly, VELscope helps us identify problems before they can be seen under ordinary white-light conditions.

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3D COMPUTER GUIDED IMPLANT SURGERY

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Dental implants have become the most conducive and predictable method of replacing a single, multiple or complete set of teeth. We make a treatment plan from the information gained from the regular methods of history taking, intra-oral examination, study casts, and OPG radiography.

Precise placement and patient safety cannot be assured with the conventional implant

Placement and planning methods. Computed Tomography (CT) scans help the dentist to analyze the skeletal architecture of the patient before implantation three-dimensionally. Recently, Cone Beam Scanners that produces less radiation than medical CT scanners have come into the field but the transfer of the treatment plan precisely into the patient at surgery or restoration was not possible until the advent of computer-guided implant surgery.

Computer guided implantology is a CAD-CAM solution for implant placement. It is a minimally invasive precise technique for implant placement which promises to revolutionize implant dentistry the way we practice today. With computer guided implant surgery, in our office, we can perform a ‘virtual surgery’ in the absence of the patient. Also, the restoration can be planned, prepared and placed at the same appointment of the implant surgery.

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CAD/CAM CROWN AND VENEER PROGRAM

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CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction, a sophisticated system that enables the dentist to design, fabricate and insert a new crown, veneer, only or inlays in a single visit. CEREC dental crown uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer, and milling machine into one instrument. It is fast, safe, and provides a natural-looking restoration that will stand the test of time.

HOW DOES CEREC DENTAL CROWN WORK?

Your dentist prepares the tooth in the usual way he/she would before fitting a crown or veneer. At this point, instead of using “dental putty” to take an impression of your tooth, we will take digital images with a particular blue light scanner. The captured images are converted into a 3D computerized model of your tooth, which is used as a guide to design your new restoration. The 3D design is wirelessly transmitted to an on- site milling machine, which fabricates your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block. The milling process takes from as little as 6 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the complexity of the tooth. Once completed, the dental crown is polished, tried into the mouth, adjusted and bonded into place. The entire process takes approximately 2 hours.

CAD/CAM CROWN AND VENEER TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES:
  • Everything is carried out in a single visit rather than the usual two or three.
  • Minimal use of local anesthetic and injections due to the rapidity of the procedure.
  • No temporary restorations are used while the crown is at the lab, which has a tendency to fall off while waiting for the permanent restoration.
  • No need for the dentist to take messy impressions.

Cerec dental crowns are strong, durable, and shade selections are done carefully to create a natural look according to the teeth surrounding the new restoration.

NAVIGATOR DIODE LASER SURGERY

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Lasers are an amazing new technology for dental offices as they allow us to perform surgeries to remove overgrown gums after orthodontic treatment and even gummy smile reshaping with little discomfort, bleeding or stitches.

It can also be used to treat canker sores without injections, contour uneven gums, provide aesthetic crown lengthening procedures, gum retraction for better impression taking, fibroma removal and much more.

PERIOWAVE LASER GUM TREATMENT

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Periowave™ is an effective, minimally invasive, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory treatment. This makes the Periowave laser ideal for the treatment of gum disease. Periowave™ uses the powerful photo disinfection reaction to inactivate the bacteria and toxins that are left behind after scaling and root planing. Photodisinfection is based on a simple, two-step procedure:

First, a small quantity of blue-coloured photosensitizer solution is topically applied to the gums at the treatment site where it attaches to microbes and toxins associated with gum disease.

Second, a thin, plastic light guide is painlessly placed into the treatment site.

The light guide illuminates the treatment site with an accurately calibrated laser light, activating the photosensitizer solution and destroying bacteria beneath the gum line. Each treatment site requires only 60 seconds of laser activation, making it a quick, painless procedure.

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SPADENT WHITENING

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HOW SPADENT WORKS


Spa- dent teeth whitening
is a system that allows for the maximum whitening benefit in a minimal amount of time. A gel solution is placed into dental trays and is inserted into the mouth. It is cured using a blue and red LED light to activate the gel, providing powerful whitening with cellular stimulation and Hydroxyl penetrates the enamel to whiten and break down stains into much smaller particles.

This process enters the tooth but does not damage the enamel or any crowns, veneers, etc. that the patient might have and causes little to no sensitivity. The entire process takes approximately 30 minutes and will have you leaving the office with a noticeably whiter smile.

Call us today for a free Spa- dent consultation!

INTRAORAL CAMERA

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SMILE! YOUR TEETH ARE ON CAMERA!

Sitting in the dental chair can be scary, especially when you have a problem and are relying on your dentist for their opinion and a clear explanation of your dental condition. That complete trust is difficult for many people and is one of the reasons we have invested in intra-oral cameras.

To continue earning your trust, you now have the ability to see what we see through the miracle of miniaturized electronics and the intraoral camera.

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