Modern dentistry is always evolving to make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the environment. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing and greater precision for dental procedures. And youâ€™ll love the results!
It is an unbelievable
statistic that one American dies every hour because of oral cancer. This mortality rate has gone unchanged
for 40 years! But the upside is that when oral cancer is caught in the early stages, 90% of these patients can be cured.
We utilize the VELscope™ for early detection and screening of this life-threatening issue. It is an FDA-approved specially designed light. Any unusual tissue can be instantly identified. This is a quick, easy, and painless exam that could be a lifesaver.
With technology, our patients can work together with our team for healthy gums and beautiful teeth. With the intra-oral camera, you can clearly see what work needs to be completed on your teeth. This amazing tiny video camera is able to produce clear and accurate pictures of all your teeth. You will enjoy being able to make informed decisions together with our doctors, creating a bond of teamwork.
You might not have heard of this revolutionary technology, but how about air abrasion to remove decay? Generally, you will not need a shot of anesthesia and no longer have to feel the vibration of the drill. Tiny particles and air are directed at the problem area, and it works by misting the decay away. More tooth structure remains intact, and oftentimes there is no pain. You will love how this works!
Computerized imaging lets us to show you what your cosmetic changes will look like after treatment. It allows for an accurate picture of gums that are reshaped and teeth that are replaced, straightened, or whitened. You'll love being able to see how your new smile will look after you achieve your goals.
Maybe you go to a dentist for
regular checkups. At your last visit you had no cavities. Now at the current visit, only six months later,
you suddenly have a large cavity. How does this happen?
Actually, the cavity was already there, it just wasn't detected by X-rays or examination. We use the laser scanner to locate cavities when they are very small and can be easily removed and replaced with a very unnoticeable filling. This also allows us to diagnose patient complaints of sensitivity or pain. Your treatment will then be accurate in stopping the symptoms and repairing the problem. With the laser scanner, you won't have any surprises at a future appointment.
Our practice has gone digital with X-rays, making it less time-consuming as images are immediately available for viewing. Digital technology reduces radiation exposure by 75 percent and waiting time to develop X-rays, and there are also no chemicals to pollute the environment.
Xylitol is now the preferred sweetener
approved by dentists and endorsed by dental associations in seven European countries. It is a naturally
occurring substance created in our own bodies and found in fruits and vegetables. Not only is it effective in the prevention of tooth decay,
it is also effective in fighting tooth decay from eating foods high in sugar and starch. Xylitol is often used in chewing gum, candy, and oral
hygiene products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. It has also been shown to help those suffering from allergies and is available as a nasal spray.
We encourage our patients to use xylitol products for fewer cavities and improved respiratory health. Please feel free to ask us for information on xylitol during your next visit.
No goopy impressions required! The iTero Element™ digital impression system is dentistry gone 3-D. With iTero, Dr. Fairweather is able to make accurate digital impressions for your crown or bridge area, eliminating the need in most cases for an uncomfortable tray and putty impression. He uses the instrument for preparing Invisalign™ clear aligner cases, too. This technology means a more precise fit for your new crown or bridge and greater accuracy for your Invisalign treatment plan. And you spend less time at the dentist's and more time enjoying your new smile.
Who doesn't love an easier, more comfortable dental visit? If you have questions about the latest dental technology, please give us a call today at (908) 524-0346.