Cutting Edge Technology
Upgrading the patient experience with state-of-the-art equipment and high-tech procedures. Our practice offers:
PUREVAC® HVE EVACUATION SYSTEM + MIRROR TIP
A high-volume evacuator is a suction device that draws a large volume of air over a period of time. HVEs offer the best solution for controlling aerosol particles before they leave the mouth. Studies have shown that an HVE can reduce 90% to 98% of aerosols, regardless of source. As there is no single solution that will provide complete protection, a combination of protective measures - such as PPE, preprocedural rinses, prepolishing, an advanced air filtration system, and an HVE - offers the most effective and practical method of reducing the overall risk of infection. This system allows us to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases among our patients.
MEDIFY AIR *MA 40 FILTRATION SYSTEM
Medify Air-X filtration technology is the latest in medical-grade air filtration devices. They capture 99.97% of particles down to 0.1 microns. Each unit has three separate high-quality medical grade true HEPA H13 filters. The devices have built-in particle sensors which alert the system and automatically change the speed of filtration as work progresses to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
CEREC & MCXL
CEREC is the short term for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology to take impressions quickly and generate a precisely fitted filling. CEREC technology allows us to offer our patients one-visit crowns. Benefits of this technology include:
- No unpleasant impression material
- No follow-up appointment
- No bothersome temporary prosthesis
MCXL technology: In addition to inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers, with CEREC MC XL we can also mill and grind bridges, abutments, and surgical guides. Milling/grinding the restoration design is extremely precise, giving the restoration smooth surfaces and edges, ensuring the perfect custom fit.
The iTero® Intraoral Scanner is synonymous with high precision. Its parallel confocal imaging technology uses optical and laser scanning to achieve high precision and accuracy without powder or complicated hovering. Benefits for our patients include:
- LESS MESS
Rather than using goopy putty and trays to create impressions, the iTero scanner is a handheld wand that doesn't trigger the gag reflex or create an inconvenient mess to create a mold.
- LESS STRESS
Creating molds of different areas of your mouth could be quite a time-consuming and stressful process. The iTero hand-held scanner is small and noninvasive and will record the exact dimensions of your teeth and gums. The scanning process typically takes only three to five minutes, and it can be stopped and started as often as necessary. You will be able to breathe comfortably throughout the process.
- FAST AND PRECISE
The use of digital scans leads to much better fits for treatment. The scanning technology can allow for forecasts of what your mouth will look like after your treatment. If you are getting Invisalign, the digital scans gathered from the iTero scanner are communicated directly to the process that will craft your orthodontic treatment.
CBCT CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. This type of CT scanner uses a specific type of technology that allows for the generation of three-dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Benefits for our patients include:
- Better image quality and accuracy. The cone beam CT zones in on a specific spot, allowing dentists to examine an area that is as small as a single tooth's root. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning.
- Images bone and soft tissues.
- A lower dose of radiation.
- Quick and painless.
GLOBAL ENDODONTIC MICROSCOPE
The Global Endodontic Microscope provides refinement in tooth and margin preparation, allows for closer inspection of restorations and marginal tissues, and offers improved lighting and magnification aid in caries detection and removal, as well as detection and evaluation of coronal and root fractures and abnormalities. In addition, the microscope facilitates cord placement for gingival retraction, provides for better inspection of impressions, and helps with inspection of marginal fit of restoration (crowns, veneers, inlay/onlay, amalgam, composite). Lastly, it is useful in the finishing and polishing of margins, assists in gingival contouring or reshaping around teeth and implants, as well as in evaluation after cementation.
PICASSO LITE LASER
Laser instruments emit a thin, concentrated beam of light energy. Light is calculated in wavelengths, and each wavelength generates an individual thermal output, so dentists can predict its interaction with a particular tissue. Consequently, some wavelengths are more conducive to performing certain procedures than others.
Lasers assist in removing tissue from a partially exposed wisdom tooth, gum tissue that has overgrown due to certain medications, inflamed gum tissue, muscle attachments that restrict tongue or lip movement, and small amounts of tooth enamel. It is also used to accelerate in-office tooth whitening procedures, reduce the discomfort from cold sores and cankers, prepare tooth enamel for composite bonding, repairing certain worn-down fillings, and remove and reshape bone and gum tissue during crown lengthening procedures.
There are many benefits of a dental laser, which include:
- There is potentially a decreased need for sutures with soft tissue lasers.
- Bleeding is minimized in treated soft tissues, as the laser promotes blood clotting.
- With some procedures, anesthesia is unnecessary.
- The chance for bacterial infections is lower because the laser sterilizes the area.
- Wounds can heal faster, and it’s possible for tissue to regenerate.
- The procedures may involve less damage to the surrounding tissues.
An intraoral camera is an advanced tool to examine your mouth in as detailed a way as possible. The instrument has a camera that takes high-resolution footage or images of a patient’s mouth and allows the dentist and the patient to see these images in real-time on a monitor.
Intraoral cameras possess many high-tech features. With LED lighting, a rotating head and powerful magnifying capabilities, the dentist can examine the patient's mouth, detecting even minute details. Benefits to our patients include:
- More accurate diagnosis
- The office can attach photos to your health record to track any changes.
- The patient and dentist can discuss image-taken for a better understanding and breakdown of diagnosis and treatment.
Schedule an appointment with us today to experience high-tech dentistry and a better patient experience at Cedar Walk!