Discover How You Can Experience Numb Free, Drill Free and Pain Free Dentistry Today!
We can’t wait for your next visit so you can see first-hand all the new and exciting changes we made to the office; all with you, our patients in mind. In keeping with our commitment to providing our patients with the very best care in a more streamlined manner, we’ve made a few cosmetic changes to the office, and invested in a number of really cool technologies that are going to change the way you think about dentistry.
They have for me!
Advancements in technology have changed, and in most cases improved, the way we live our lives. From how we purchase products and services to how we communicate and learn, technological advancements have improved and enhanced our experiences. The world of dentistry is no different. Technological advancements in the field of dentistry have enhanced and introduced new capabilities and created efficiencies that will not only ensure an even higher level of care, but will improve the patient experience exponentially. At Midland Park Family Dentistry, we recognize that staying at the forefront of these advancements is essential to delivering against our steadfast commitment to consistently deliver the highest level of care in a manner that meets the changing and diverse needs of our patients.
As part of our commitment to you, and your oral health, over the next several weeks I’ll be posting information about the latest advancements in dentistry and what they mean for you. I encourage you to visit our website often and to pass along any questions you may have.
In this first blog, I’ll be focused on three distinct technologies that have, and continue to change, the way that patients and dentists alike experience dentistry. They include: Sirona Cone Beam, CEREC, and Solea. Read on to learn more about each of these technologies and what they mean to you.
Sirona Cone Beam (CBCT)
If you’re like most people, you dread the thought of getting oral x-rays because, let’s be honest, it’s just uncomfortable. Well, not anymore.
Sirona Cone Beam is a three dimensional, open-environment scanning system that generates crystal clear high-definition images in seconds, minus the discomfort. You simply sit in front of the scanner and smile, and it does the rest. In addition to saving time and eliminating discomfort, the Sirona Cone Beam’s ability to general high definition images ensures a more accurate diagnosis which leads to a better, more tailored solution. The amount of radiation exposure from a typical cone beam image is the equivalent of a human living on planet Earth for eight days.
If you’re like me, and need to know just how it works, here’s a bit more detail. Using a rotating imaging device that moves around the patients head, the scanner records between 150 and 600 different imaging views in under a minute. Then, a powerful computer processes the information and creates a virtual model of the area. When it’s done, the model appears as a three-dimensional image on the computer screen, which can be rotated in any direction, giving the dentist a view from virtually every angle.
This information is crucial in not only helping to discover disease and trauma but invaluable to creating more precise, and often more conservative treatment plans for our patients. It gives us the ability to truly see what’s going on and what we can do to better discuss all options with our patients. It also gives us the ability to consult with our team of specialists to give you the optimal treatment outcomes.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics ( CEREC)
This amazing technology, which uses 3D digital photography and CAD/CAM technology, has changed the way patients and dentists alike experience dentistry. If you’ve ever needed a crown, you know that it typically involves messy impressions, temporary plastic crowns, and multiple visits over a two to three week period. With CEREC, all of that disappears.
Using a CEREC camera, we’ll take a picture of the affected tooth and of the surrounding teeth and gums and upload it to our computer where it creates a 3D model of your restoration. Then, with the marvels of 3D printing, your crown is milled right there in the office before your eyes. From camera to computer to printer, within minutes, your perfectly matched and durable new crown is permanently inserted and your tooth is complete so you can enjoy life not having to worry about temp crowns coming off or causing discomfort.
If you’re okay with never hearing the sound of the dental drill again, then our Solea is for you. A powerful dental laser, Solea can replace the need to use a dental drill in most procedures. Causing virtually no pain, vibration, or noise, nearly every patient opts out of getting numb, because they just don’t need it. Imagine going right out to lunch or back to work after a dental visit free of that numb sensation following your appointment.
Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures. It offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavities to complex surgeries. The experience is so different that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.
Today, dental visits are no longer limited to old and conventional procedures. The new advancements in dentistry provide modern solutions to the traditional dental problems. Dentistry has come a long way due to the breakthroughs in science and technology. Our team at Midland Park Family Dentistry is excited to share with you their knowledge and excitement that all of these breakthroughs can mean to you!