There have been many advances in dentistry in recent years. Many of these new technologies have made dentistry more comfortable and exciting for the patients! When we were designing and choosing our equipment, patient comfort was at the center of our design process. At Crescent Dental we are committed to providing you with our best at every visit. Whether it is our minimalist intervention approach to dentistry or some of the latest technologies we utilize in our office, we hope that we are the best dental office for our patients.
Used for a wide variety of gum related procedures such as laser gum treatment, removal of excessive gum tissue and benign oral lesions, dental implant procedures and non-invasive chemical free treatment of aphthous ulcers and canker sores.
Prior to implementation of lasers in dentistry, the only available options for gum procedures were use of scalpels and electrosurgery. Lasers offer a blood free alternative with less pain and swelling after the procedure.
Digital dental technology is an indispensable tool available to dental patients of the 21st century. The benefits of the digital radiographs to our patients are three fold. First and foremost of all is the need for less radiation to capture an image. Overall, digital sensors need one third to one fifth of the radiation needed with traditional dental films. Second benefit is that digital sensors are more sensitive than traditional film resulting in an image with higher resolution and detail, therefore reducing possibility of missed early cavities, root canal infections or micro-fractures. The third advantage is reduced cost to our patients. Since digital technology eliminates the need for constantly buying films, developing chemicals, mounting blocks, and paper filing folders, we are able to pass on the savings to our patients.
Cone Beam X-Ray technology offers unparalleled three dimensional (3D) view of the structures of jaws, skull, sinuses and teeth. This type of imaging is not only more precise and accurate, it also represents oral and maxillofacial facial (jaw and face) structures in their true three dimensional (3D) format as opposed to a flat two dimensional (2D) view of traditional X-Ray images.
The scanner uses cone-shaped X-Ray beam which rotates around the head to produce about 150-200 high-resolution images, which are then digitally combined in a computer to form a 3D image. Cone Beam can generate high resolution three-dimensional images of dental structures, nerve paths, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with Cone Beam allow for more precise treatment planning of dental implants, root canal procedures, orthodontics and detection of pathology of oral and maxillofacial structures.
Spectra is a lightweight camera that used as an additional aid besides X-Rays and dental probe for detecting caries, especially early stage enamel caries and hard-to-detect fissure caries.
The Spectra handpiece has a high resolution, high sensitivity CCD sensor and special LED lamps that emit high energy blue-violet light at a wavelength of 405nm. Light of this particular wavelength causes porphyrins from caries producing bacteria to flouresce. When used with the special software areas of caries fluoresce in red whereas healthy enamel in contrast flouresces green enabling the dentist to identify carious lesions. The software also assigns a numerical value to the amount of red flourescence which corresponds with the amount of bacterial contamination. The higher the number the higher the bacterial contamination of enamel.The flourescence images can be stored in a patient's database, so that the progression or arrest of the early carious lesions can be tracked over time.
As part of our commitment to provide the best possible dental experience for you, we use Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) system by Milestone Scientific. The STA™ technology utilizes computer controlled local anesthesia delivery to enhance the injection process for both the dentist and the patient. With virtually pain-free injections and a non-intimidating, lightweight handpiece (instead of the dental syringe), the STA System lets patients realize enhanced comfort levels. Audio and visual confirmations make injections more accurate and effective.
We know that some patients get more nervous than others at the mere sight of a needle and syringe. That's where the STA system comes in, featuring the Wand, a small lightweight hand-piece that resembles a pen. The computer controlled system allows for an even-flow delivery of anesthetic in a very comfortable non-threatening manner. Certain injections made possible with the wand limit the anesthesia to only the teeth are being treated, and minimize the prolonged unnecessary numbness of the tongue, cheek and face eliminating the "fat lip!" side effect for hours.
Ever sat in a dental chair for a prolonged amount of time to get up with a stiff neck and a tired back? Our dental chairs feature ErgoSoothe, the world's first and only integrated massaging system. ErgoSoothe operates and feels differently than ordinary vibrating massage chairs. At the heart of the ErgoSoothe chairs are small air bubbles that inflate and deflate at variable intervals increasing blood flow and relaxing muscle of the body.
At Crescent Dental we understand that not everyone’s dental needs are the same. That’s why we offer a many choices and treatment options to our patients. We inform you of your options and ultimately you will decide the course of the treatment. Whether you desire advanced treatments such as dental implants, root canals, orthodontics and cosmetics, or need routine procedures like everyday fillings, crowns, dentures or extractions, we are able to tend to your dental needs in one convenient location. Our doctors are highly trained in various fields of dentistry and performs most dental procedures in house, therefore reducing the need to referring out our patients for advanced procedures.
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