Technology makes the world go round. Not only that, but it makes the world go round more efficiently and more pleasurably. Simply stated, technology makes life easier. At Fedorciw, Massoumi, & Kolbig, we believe that life should be easy and so should visiting the dentist. Because of this, we offer our patients the best modern dental technology.
Recently, the role of dental technology in the dental office is becoming increasingly important, as most patients are looking for dental care that is fast, minimally-invasive, and effective. We at Fedorciw, Massoumi, & Kolbig hear that, and we implement certain technological advancements that allow our approach to dentistry to be fast, minimally-invasive, and effective.
Some of the ways we offer our patients the best in dental technology is through diagnostics, treatment, and restoration options. Our office uses diagnostic methods such as digital dental x-rays, treatment anesthetics such as Kovanaze, treatment methods such as Invisalign, and restoration options such as same day crowns. Each of these offers an effective and easy alternative to traditional dentistry.
Digital Dental X-rays:
Dental X-Ray are an essential diagnostic tool and a modern dental technology that allows our dentists to evaluate your teeth, jaw, and underlying bone structure. They can also be used to diagnose cavities or possible bone mass loss caused by gum disease. At Fedorciw, Massoumi, & Kolbig, we use digital x-rays because they do not require film to process, can easily be enhanced or enlarged, and use less radiation than traditional x-rays.
There are two different types of x-rays that are performed in our office: intraoral and extraoral. Intraoral refers to x-rays that are taken of the inside of the mouth. Intraoral x-rays are used to detect cavities, examine your tooth roots and surrounding bone, check developing teeth, and oversee the health of your jawbone.
Intraoral x-rays can be obtained a number of ways. Some of the most commonly performed intraoral x-rays include:
- Bitewing: Used to check for cavities between teeth, you will simply bite down on a specialized paper. This viewpoint shows how well your top and bottom teeth match up.
- Occlusal: This also shows how well your top and bottom teeth match up, as well as detects any abnormalities with the top or bottom of your mouth.
- Panoramic: This viewpoint captures all your teeth in a single shot by rotating around your head. This type of x-rays is used for implant planning, the diagnosis of jaw problems, and to plan for wisdom teeth extraction.
- Periapical: This viewpoint focuses on two teeth. Specifically, it shows the teeth in their entirety, from crown to root.
Extraoral x-rays refer to those that are taken outside of the mouth, specifically of the jaw and skull. Extraoral x-rays are used to monitor the growth of the jaw in relation to teeth, identify impacted teeth, or to diagnose problems with the temporomandibular joint.
Invisalign is a modern approach to orthodontics that uses removable, clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth. Instead of clunky metal brackets and metallic wires, Invisalign exerts pressure through interchangeable aligners to gradually align the teeth into the correct position.
The aligners must be worn full time and can only be removed when eating, brushing, or flossing. However, because they can be removed, they do not require any dietary restrictions and they often don’t cause the same types of mouth irritations that traditional metal braces do.
Also, because the teeth are moved by switching aligners rather than altering the arch wire (as with traditional braces), there are fewer appointments needed during treatment. This is especially helpful for those with busy schedules, or for adults who are working. In fact, Invisalign is a popular choice for adult orthodontics because they are hardly noticeable, minimally-invasive, and don’t require the same amount of time with appointments as traditional metal braces.
Same Day Crown:
Same day crowns, also known as same day dentistry, are custom fabricated in our office while you wait. This means that there is no need for temporary restorations or dietary restrictions because you can leave with a permanent restoration in place. In addition to dental crowns, custom on lays and veneers can also be fabricated while you wait.
This is all thanks to our E4D Dentist™System which combines Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technology. Using an intraoral scanner,a modern dental technology allows dentists will carefully scan the inside of your mouth to obtain an image that the computer will use with DentalLogic ™ software to design your restoration.
Then, this information is sent to the milling machine where several burs will custom fabricate your restoration in terms of type, size, shape, and texture. The restoration will then be glazed, polished and placed in an oven to get the right color. The entire dental process takes about 60-90 minutes.