Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Beachwood, OH
Modern Care for Modern Smiles
Technology makes all the difference when it comes to the quality of dental care that we offer. Better technology leads to quicker, more accurate diagnoses as well as more comfortable, effective treatments. Below are some examples of the advanced technology utilized here at the Center for Advanced Dentistry. Give us a call if you’re interested in learning more about our advanced services and technology in Beachwood, OH, or you want to schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art dental office.
Have you ever found yourself unsure why your dentist is recommending a specific kind of treatment? Being able to see the problem for yourself can help, but it can be difficult to get a good look at your own mouth – that is, unless we give you a dentist’s-eye view of the problem area with the help of an intraoral camera. This handheld device captures images of your teeth and gums so that we can show you exactly why a filling, crown, or other dental treatment is necessary.
X-rays are crucial for catching small dental issues as early as possible. However, traditional X-ray machines of the past took too much time and exposed patients to large amounts of radiation. Today, we’ve switched to safer, more efficient digital X-rays. The images are made available for viewing right away, so you don’t have to wait for them to be developed in a separate darkroom. Also, digital X-rays reduce radiation by as much as 80%, significantly lowering any risks to our patients and our team.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
Regular dental X-rays are excellent if our team needs to take a closer look at a small number of teeth, but our cone beam scanner allows us to view all of a patient’s dental anatomy in a single image. It takes X-rays from several angles and pieces them together to create a highly-detailed 3D model that includes both rows of teeth, the jaws, and adjacent oral structures. We can use it to establish the baseline of someone’s oral health when they first come to see us, and it also allows us to plan more complicated procedures (like dental implant placement) to make them more personalized, conservative, and successful.
Digital Impression System
Teeth come in different shapes and sizes, which is why taking impressions is a necessary step for designing and placing restorations. But you don’t need to bite down on foul-tasting impression putty; instead, we can just scan your mouth with our digital impression system in order to create a virtual model of your teeth. This way, we can get all the information we need to plan your treatment without making you bite down impression material for an uncomfortably long amount of time.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Lasers have many advantages in the world of dentistry. When used on the gums, they kill any bacteria in the area, making them useful for fighting gum disease and removing infected tissue. The energy from the laser seals off exposed blood vessels, so procedures using this technology tend to end in less bleeding and have shorter recovery time. Additionally, soft tissue laser treatments are so gentle that we may not even have to numb your mouth beforehand.
Carivu Laser Cavity Detection
Dentists typically use tools like visual exams and X-rays to find cavities, but what if there was a way they could locate decay before it turns into a problem? With Carivu laser detection, we can pinpoint cavities during their earliest stages of development. A light is shined on a tooth, and based on how it bounces back, the device can reveal if the enamel is beginning to thin or show signs of weakness. This enables our team to intervene early and often prevent a cavity from forming in the first place.
CEREC One-Visit Dental Restorations
CEREC stands for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramic,” and while that might be a mouthful, the way it works is relatively simple. Rather than taking two or three appointments to give you a custom-made crown, we can design, mill, and place one in a single visit. Combining computer-aided design and manufacturing, we can complete the entire procedure as you relax in the chair, saving you time while still delivering a beautiful, lasting result.
At each of your checkups, we will give you an oral cancer screening so we can find any signs of the disease as early as possible. This allows for quick intervention and the best chances of a full recovery. To help with this, we use the Velscope light, which causes potentially cancerous cells to light up that would normally be hidden to the naked eye. With it, we can be more proactive in keeping our patients safe.