Patient Comfort and Technology
Here at Dental Expressions we have created an atmosphere that is most comfortable for our patients by integrating technology to increase efficiency and to create an overall better result.
Cerec 3D System - This system creates ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. Cerec 3D enables patients to leave the office in one visit with a permanent all porcelain crown, onlay, or veneer. This results in fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your schedule for oral care. (more information about the Cerec 3D System below)
Digital Radiography - The registered dental assistant places a small sensor inside the patient's mouth and within seconds the radiograph appears on the computer screen in the dental operatory. The digital images look very similar to traditional X-rays, but are of much greater quality. They can be enlarged, manipulated to increase the dentist's ability to evaluate any pathology inside the patient's mouth. (more information about digital radiographs below)
Intra-Oral Camera - This is a small camera which takes very accurate images of your mouth, teeth, and gums. This clearly helps in making a more precise diagnosis when performing a clinical exam. With these enlarged images, we can see details that previously may have been missed strictly by standard mirror examinations. Hence, the efficiency and accuracy are improved which leads to less chair-time for you! Intra oral cameras also allow our office to save your photos in our computer system to provide a permanent record of treatments. These records are helpful for you, other specialists, or insurance companies and can be printed for you.
- DIAGNOdent - This is a small laser which aids in the detection of dental caries (cavities). It provides precise detection of subsurface dental caries which can be difficult to detect at times. Our dental team, dentist/hygienist, use this hand-held pen to confirm the exact location of a carious lesion prior to restorative treatment.
- Velscope Screening System - This is an oral cancer screening system. Oral cancer is rising in the US. In North America, in 2006, 34,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer and 8,500 died from this disease. You are at increased risk if you smoke, drink alcohol, or over the age of 40. 50% of oral cancer patients die within 5 years, but 80-90 % survive if diagnosed early. For your oral cancer screening, Dental Expressions uses the Velscope cancer screening system.
- Patient Education System (CAESY) - This is a patient education system that is truly comprehensive in that it encompasses all procedures of general dentistry. We use this system in our office dental operatories and consult room to explain diagnoses, procedures, alternatives, and post-op instructions for the patients in our practice. It allows patients to visualize different dental restorations, and also it displays how different dental procedures are performed on teeth to create a final result. It covers an extensive range of dental topics, from hygiene to restorative, esthetic to periodontal disease, so that patients may quickly understand their treatment options and can make informed decisions. It clearly explains the need for treatment, what the treatment entails, homecare after treatment, as well as the consequences of delaying treatment.
- Chairside Computers - Patient Comfort Measures-TV's in all operatories, CDs, blankets, comfortable chairs with treatment delivered from behind you instead of surrounding you from the front. Also, beautiful large windows with peaceful scenery, calming art work, and warm towelettes after treatment. You will love our five-star service and excellent dental care!
- Oraqix - Needle Free Anesthesia - Dental researchers spent years to develop an injection-free anesthesia that could be administered prior to vital periodontal procedures in order to avoid patients' needle anxieties. The result of this research is Oraqix the first and only FDA approved subgingival anesthetic that allows patients to experience needle-free deep cleaning procedures.
- Patient Comfort Measures - CDs, blankets, comfortable chairs with all treatment delivered from behind you instead of looming in front of you, beautiful flower arrangements and more comfort measures await you at Dr. Bhoot's office. You'll love our five-star service and our quality dental care!
- Sterilization Center - Our sterilization center is of the very highest quality! Our goal is to exceed way beyond minimum standards in all areas of the practice. Of course, this would prioritize your health and therefore the sterilization and cleanliness of our practice. We use state-of-the-art antiseptic procedures. Our sterilization procedures meet the Center for Disease Control guidelines.
- Heat sterilized hand pieces and instruments
- Use gloves, masks, gowns, eye protection and barrier covers
- Use only ADA-approved disinfectants
Our Vision: To better our patient's health by maintaining and retaining teeth through endodontic therapy.
Technology used for endodontic treatment:
- Electronic Apex Locator for precise determination of root canal length.
- Indications Apex location/measurement of root canal length.
- 96.2% accuracy rating*
- Automatic calibration
- Ability to work in wet canals
- Link to video: http://www.jmoritausa.com/root_movie.asp
Wireless Rotary Instrumentation - Brasseler Endosequence Handpiece -
Cordless, 9 speed, powerful and ergonomic easy-to use instrument with one touch enhanced torque control used to meticulously clean and shape the root canal system.
Rubber Dam Isolation provides for a dry, visible, and clean work area.
Ultrasonic Instrumentation for advanced preparation and cleansing of the root canal system.
The CEREC 3D System
CEREC Stands for -
- Chair side: Technology is used in dental operatory while you are in the chair
- Economical: Procedure is economical for both dentist and patient
- Restorations: Procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength
- Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored
- Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure
Single Appointment Dental Care - Most dental treatments that involve restoring teeth require more than one appointment to the dentist. On that first visit, the dentist places an injection with anesthetic on your prepped tooth followed by an impression. A temporary is prepared for the tooth and is cemented in place. The second visit is made several weeks later and involves a second injection along with the temporary removal. Finally that permanent restoration is cemented in place. With this Cerec Technology, no need for that second appointment!
A CEREC tooth restoration is not just convenient, it is also very healthy for the teeth and gums. Many years ago, dentists had limited options to repair damaged or decayed teeth. These options were amalgam (mercury filling material), gold, and other metals. CEREC enables your dentist to fabricate a strong, tooth colored ceramic (all porcelain) material to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means that when you eat hot food and then drink cold beverages, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost the same rates. CEREC restorations are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can be more conservative by saving more healthy tooth structure while providing a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.
Smile Enhancement - CEREC is used for more than just crowns and fillings. CEREC is capable of producing any single tooth restoration. Chipped or discolored front teeth can be repaired with beautiful CEREC porcelain anterior crowns or veneers. Your smile makes a lasting first impression.
Our office uses computers to help capture, store and transmit dental radiographs. Unlike conventional film which may take between three and five minutes to process, a digital radiographic image can be obtained and viewed quickly on computer. The image is displayed in a large format on the screen, in comparison with the small films that are viewed on a light box. With digital images, technical errors often can be corrected to provide an optimal radiograph without having to make another exposure. The dentist can use digital magnification to enhance specific problem areas of a tooth, as well as alter brightness and contrast in the image. Because the images are stored on the computer, they can be compared easily with future dental radiographs to see if and how conditions have changed. Digital radiographs eliminate the need for film and film processing chemicals that generate waste.
A radiographic examination may help the dentist see small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings); bone destruction from a tooth infection (for example, an abscess) or a cyst; bone loss due to periodontal (gum) disease; developmental abnormalities; some types of tumors; the effects of trauma; the position of unerupted teeth in children and adults.