CEREC stands for ceramic reconstruction, and is a viable alternative to a two-visit crown procedure. Special digital impression technology is used in-office to get a detailed mapping of the area that will be receiving the crown. This impression is then put into a specialized machine that creates the ceramic crown for you. You will receive a permanent restoration in just one visit, preventing the need for multiple trips into the office.
One of the biggest fears that most patients in the office have involves the injection before a procedure. The DentalVibe device utilizes light vibrations that are administered first before an injection is given. The brain registers the vibrations and does not feel the injection. An astonishing 95 percent of people who tried DentalVibe in a clinical study said that their idea of going to the dentist and having an injection has drastically changed since benefiting from DentalVibe. This particular technology is essential for patients who forgo dental treatment because of a fear of injections.
Intraoral cameras are ideal for spotting issues within the mouth using high-definition technology. The camera can be used to give patients a view of the insides of their mouth. These cameras are essential for spotting signs of oral cancer, as well as broken, cracked, or fractured teeth. In some cases, intraoral cameras can be effective at spotting decay. Getting a high-definition view of the inside of your mouth and around each tooth is ideal for all patients, and can be advantageous in diagnosing and treating certain conditions that are present.
Velscope is a revolutionary way to find tissue abnormalities within the mouth. This handheld device uses fluorescence to illuminate areas where damaged, infected, or diseased tissue are present. Where a visual examination may miss certain problem areas, the Velscope is specifically designed to pick up conditions before they are allowed to get worse. Velscope is ideal for all types of oral-related tissue problems, but it is most often used for oral cancer screening.