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Our practice uses high-power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscopes that are similar to the ones an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with an incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use the industry leading finely tuned instruments and “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”) . This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Drs. Cahn or Blassic chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Cahn and Blassic utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays result in 1/6th of the radiation exposure to you.
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Electrosurgery & Laser Dentistry
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, Laser Dentistry may be the right choice.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue-related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high-tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Cahn and Blassic utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
Cone Beam CT Scan
The PLANMECA ProMax system gives our oral and maxillofacial practice state-of-the-art technology to help Dr. Cahn diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence.
Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation.
Our new 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits.
The PLANMECA ProMax scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This helps to limit your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern.
The PLANMECA ProMax system brings the latest 3D technology to West End Dental, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail which aids in treatment planning and helps us to better explain the particulars of your case, as well as address any questions you may have.
Dr. Cahn can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improve your experience, and deliver a positive treatment outcome.
iTero® Element 2 Scanner
What is the iTero® Element 2 Scanner?
We are proud to offer the iTero® Element 2 Scanner to our patients for enhanced comfort and treatment outcomes. With the iTero® Element 2 Scanner, we can produce digital impressions with cost-saving benefits, and patients can see predicted results before treatment with instant 3D imaging – no goopy impression material required.
Impressions with the iTero® Element 2 Scanner aren’t just more comfortable, they are also more accurate, giving our patients better results every day.
Call us to find out more about the iTero® Element 2 Scanner today!
What are the benefits of iTero® Element 2 Scanner?
- Single appointment
- Predictable and accurate
- Less chair time
- Digital records
- Chairside visualization and planning
How does the iTero® Element 2 Scanner work?
A compact, handheld wand is used to digitally map the structure of your teeth and gums using optical technology.
In just 2-3 minutes, we have an accurate picture of your oral anatomy, allowing us to plan precision treatments that will yield the best results for you.