I had a patient 3 years ago who had an emergency dental need. We were happy and qualified to help and with some quick work and special attention, we sent him on his way pain free. The uncanny part of the story was… although he very much needed our dental help that day; he needed a friend even more. You see our new friend and patient had recently been diagnosed with cancer. He literally came from his medical office to our office with anger and fear that this diagnosis brings. That day, he needed a team for more than just his dental need. He left with the pain gone in his mouth and with a handful of new friends. Years later, he shares is triumph of beating cancer and how healthy he is. I learned a lot that day. Some days it’s just about dentistry. Most days we need to just stop and listen. Happily, our team has learned to do both.
When implementing technology, I feel one needs to add things that will enhance and provide a patient with a better experience in the office.
CEREC Single Visit Restorations
CEREC technology allows us to create strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right here in the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary or second visit is required and the aesthetics are beautiful.
In the course of one visit, we can diagnose and prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design and mill a precision restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait.
Get the smile you want and get back to your life. We know you’ve got more important things to do.
Diode Soft Tissue Laser is used:
COSMETICALLY: The diode laser is being used a great deal to cosmetically reshape the architecture of the gums. In many cases we are able to remove portions of tissue that are covering up healthy tooth structure, thereby lengthening the teeth, reducing the amount of gum that shows and thereby enhancing the smile. In other cases, the laser is used to create symmetry, balancing gum tissues that are visually crooked and not level with the horizontal plane.
FOR SOFT TISSUE MANAGEMENT: The laser is also beginning to be used in dental hygiene with great results. The ability of the laser to kill bacteria in periodontal pockets and rid those pockets of sick and infected tissue has enormous potential, not only as a means of arresting the progression of periodontal disease, but as a fast and simple prophylactic.
IN SURGERY: As a surgical instrument, the laser makes extremely accurate, bloodless incisions. Most patients report a substantial reduction in post-operative pain. The virtual elimination of bleeding during surgery gives the dentist a clear view of the operating field and reduces the risk of infection for the patient. This enhances healing greatly, speeding up recovery for the patient.
TO DESENSITIZE TEETH: Another breakthrough is the capability to desensitize teeth which is simple and effective.
Zoom Advanced Whitening
There are other competitive one hour whitening systems on the market, such as Brite Smile, and Rembrandt’s Virtuoso Lightening System; however, we feel that Zoom! is the best. It was developed by the leader and pioneer in whitening products, Discus Dental, and is the most complete tooth whitening system available today.
The Zoom! system is fast, very fast. In just over one hour your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom! is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results without the inconvenience of wearing trays. It’s the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The proprietary light technology and light activated gel were scientifically designed to work together for faster in-office whitening and reduced sensitivity.
Zoom! Gift certificates are available to give to loved ones who want a fantastic, whiter smile. Just ask one of our staff.
Laser Cavity Detection
DIAGNodent technology uses a laser diode to inspect the patient’s teeth. It compares reflection wavelength against a healthy baseline wavelength to uncover tooth decay. The benchmark reading is taken by aiming the laser onto a healthy enamel tooth surface and then the laser is directed into all suspect areas.
This technology quickly identifies the tiniest bit of tooth decay. DIAGNodent at Stanley Dentistry allows for shallower and simpler fillings, more conservation of the tooth structure, and providing a specific means of monitoring suspicious areas without multiple x-rays.
Cavities are now found earlier with new technology. DIAGNodent makes it easier to come to Stanley Dentistry knowing that all of your cavities can be found in a quick, comfortable and comprehensive way.
There are several benefits to using digital radiography over traditional film X-rays:
Less Radiation — The equipment used in digital radiography exposes dental patients to much less radiation. In fact, digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than film X-rays. While conventional dental X-rays are relatively safe, digital radiography is an excellent option for those who take X-rays on a regular basis or for those who are concerned about radiation.
Shorter Dental Appointments — Digital radiography can also shorten your dental appointment! With traditional dental X-rays, you’ll have to wait while your dentist develops the film. With digital radiography, the sensor develops the picture almost instantly and projects it onto a computer screen right before your eyes.
Higher Quality Images — The standard size of traditional X-rays can make viewing difficult, but digital radiography has done away with the “one size fits all” mentality. Once on the screen, digital X-rays can be enlarged or magnified for a better visual of the tooth’s structure. Brightness, contrast and color can also be adjusted, allowing your dentist to see small cavities easier. If you need a hard copy of your X-ray, digital images can also be printed out.