Patient Comfort and Technology
Your comfort and the integration of technology are standard elements of our practice functionality, as is proven through our use and implementation of the following items that we'd love to explain to you further:
Cerec 3D System - This system is used for fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With use of this system, you can be in and out of the office in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlays, or veneers. This means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your schedule for dental care. (more information about the Cerec 3D System below)
Digital Radiography - A technician glides a small sensor inside a patient's mouth and images appear on computer screen in the exam room. The digital images, which look similar to traditional X-rays, can then be enlarged and manipulated, which allow dentist to better evaluate pathology inside a patient's mouth. (more information about digital radiographs below)
Intra-Oral Camera - A small camera which allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With these enlarged images, now we can see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you! Intra oral cameras also enable our office to save your images in our computer system to provide a permanent record of treatments. The records can be printed for you, other specialists, or insurance companies.
- DIAGNOdent - The DIAGNOdent pen is a hand-held laser caries detection aid that provides high detection accuracy of sub-surface caries lesions which can be extremely difficult to detect. Our dentists and hygenists used this hand-held pen to confirm the precise location of the lesion prior to restorative treatment.
- Velscope Screening System - In North America, in 2006, 34,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer, and 8,500 died from the disease. If you smoke, drink alcohol, and/or are over 40 years old, you are at increased risk of developing oral cancer. 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) - CAESY Education system comprehensive program is used in our office's dental operatories and consultation room to explain diagnoses, procedures, alternatives and post-op instructions the patients in our practice. 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 - Used for CAESY, Digital Radiography, and Intra-Oral Camera display, as well as internet access for patients.
- 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 improve our patient's health by 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 restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn't fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration put on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don't have to? With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.
A CEREC tooth restoration isn't just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, your dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, your tooth does not crack, and you can go on enjoying your evening. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with 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.