Our Technology

Zoom Whitening

Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression

The Zoom!™ In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening dentistry procedure, it's safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom!™ Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! ™ in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

How Zoom!™ Works!

The Zoom! ™ light-activated gel was developed after years of research by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening dentistry. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! ™ light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.

Get Ready to Zoom!™

The Zoom!™ whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! ™ clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom!T Whitening Gel which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.

ViziLite® Plus

Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it's caught early. That's why the ViziLite® Plus exam has been developed. ViziLite® Plus uses technology that has proven successful in identifying soft tissue abnormalities in other areas of the body. A ViziLite® Plus exam is particularly important if you are at increased risk for developing oral cancer.

The newest tool in the fight against oral disease is the ViziLite Plus oral lesion identification and marking system.

ViziLite® Plus, from Zila Pharmaceuticals, combines the oral screening technology of ViziLite, an advanced chemiluminescent light technology to help detect oral abnormalities, with TBlue630T. TBlue630 is the only patented pharmaceutical-grade form of toluidine blue that has been cleared by the FDA for use in marking lesions identified during a ViziLite® examination.

ViziLite® Plus makes oral screening more comprehensive than ever before and is indicated for use in individuals at increased risk of oral cancer. If ViziLite® reveals an abnormality, TBlue630 can be used to mark suspicious lesions for further evaluation.

KaVo DIAGNOdent

DIAGNOdent uses a small laser to accurately locate decay, as well as areas prone to decay. Studies show that DIAGNOdent is more accurate than X-rays, and it emits no radiation because it is not taking an image, but rather scanning the teeth. The process is completely comfortable and requires no anesthesia.

DIAGNOdentCavities can hide in your teeth.

It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your oral health. To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and your family receive in our office always includes state of the art equipment. Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent, which scans your teeth for hidden decay.

We can't cure what we can't see!

Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal of modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay.

However, diagnosing cavities beneath the hard surfaces is more challenging because the disease process can start through microscopic defects in the hard surface enamel and can readily spread into the softer tooth structure beneath the surface. X-rays and probing with an explorer are limited in detecting sub surface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages. Fortunately, the new DIAGNOdent is a major breakthrough that allows the dentist to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces. The DIAGNOdent allows the dentist to locate hidden decay, and with the treatment strusted the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.

Patient friendly, especially for children.

This unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A pen-like probe simply glides over the tooth surfaces constantly checking the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signals the operator and patient when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is safe and pain free for patients.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We encourage regular dental check-ups, cleanings and home care. Early detection of problems minimize the expenses related to major tooth repair. New technologies take us a giant step forward to helping you achieve the goal of minimally invasive dentistry.

Conventional Exams

With conventional instruments, it is generally not possible to probe drop-shaped fissures.

DIAGNOdent Exam

DIAGNOdent has the great advantage of detecting caries in the very early stage by measuring the laser flourescence within the

Cavitron

A Cavitron is a dental tool that uses high frequency sound waves to clean teeth. The Cavitron ultrasonic cleaner is a state of the art instrument that has proved to be an extremely successful tool in removing tartar from both above and below the gum line.

Why Ultrasonics?

The evidence is clear. Today's clinician knows how ultrasonic scaling advances patient care.

Since the landmark Drisko review article of 1993, non-surgical periodontal therapy has advanced beyond basic calculus removal. Ultrasonic therapy in periodontics now focuses on the etiology of periodontal disease by disruption of bacterial biofilms and stimulation of the host immune response.

In the American Association of Periodontology position paper on ultrasonic scalers (2000), the following statements were made:

  • In general, the evidence suggests that the disruption and removal of subgingival biofilms (plaque) can be accomplished with powerdriven scalers at a level comparable to manual scalers.
  • The lavage effect produced by the water coolant used with power-driven scalers provides a constant flushing activity during instrumentation that appears to have some therapeutic effects.
  • Ultrasonics are clearly superior in the treatment of Class II and Class III furcations when used by experienced dental professionals. Based on these observations and published studies, sonics and ultrasonics may be the instrument of choice for scaling and root planning furcations.

The bottom line: an ultrasonic scaler is one of the single most important instruments you have for improving the periodontal hygiene and health of your patients.

CEREC

Now damaged teeth can be restored in a single visit, usually in about one hour, with a durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of your other teeth.

CERECWhat is CEREC®?

CEREC® means we can quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using a durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth in your mouth. CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

What advantages does CEREC® offer me?

First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a single session, usually in about one hour. With CEREC® there's no need for us to make an impression and send it to a lab. We won't inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit.

Second, the restoration is natural looking, because it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. It's metal-free - no silver fillings to discolor your smile! The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.

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Veneers

Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite is placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration and chips or cracks.

Although dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create bright, white smiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth, they also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Other benefits of veneers include durability, and improved smile appearance, and the need for little-to-no removal of tooth structure compared to crowns

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Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.

What Dental Implants Can Do?

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.