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Dental technology.The complex devices all around us — from long-range satellite links in our cars and offices to powerful computers in our hand-held gadgets — prove beyond a doubt that we live in a technology-driven world. In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented. Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients. Here's a look at some of the latest examples, coming soon to (or now appearing at) a dental office near you.

 

 

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Dental Implants. Tooth replacement took a giant leap forward with the widespread use of dental implants — today's preferred method of replacing teeth. Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the root part of your missing tooth. A realistic dental crown is then attached to the implant for a replacement tooth that looks and feels natural.                                                                                                                   

   NOMAD Digital X-Rays  Diagnostic x-rays have long been invaluable to dentistry. The emergence of digital technology in the past decade, however, has made dental x-rays safer and even more useful. Digital technology cuts radiation exposure to patients by as much as 90% over traditional x-rays. And there are other advantages including the elimination of waiting time for pictures to develop, and sharper images that can be enhanced instantly to show detail.

 

    Intra-Oral Camera  A picture is worth… plenty, when it comes to helping you understand your dental examination, diagnosis and treatment! With these tiny cameras, you can see what the dentist sees, on a small chair-side monitor. The images of your teeth can be saved as stills or video — or even printed out — so you can see exactly what's happening in your mouth.     

                               

   Laser Soft Tissue Treatment  Rarely in dentistry does a clinical tool emerge with so many possibilities for treatment as the dental diode laser. These lasers are ideal for procedures involving cutting or contouring soft tissue, which is why dental diode lasers are also known as soft tissue lasers. Diode lasers are capable of creating precision cuts in gingiva and other soft tissues while also eliminating bleeding at the site and reducing the healing time for the patient. Soft tissue lasers are also ideal for troughing around preparations, sterilizing endodontic canals and treating periodontal disease.

            

   High Magnification Loupes  Specialized glasses that allow our dentists to see well into your smile. The dental loupes used by our dental team can magnify teeth over four times for a bigger and better view of your teeth and gums. Magnification improves our dentists’ visibility and ability to provide excellent care and service for our patients because we can see clearly and easily remove decay without touching healthy tooth structure. Magnification not only improves the dentists’ visibility and ability, but it also improves their diagnostic abilities because conditions that they might have missed previously are now visible. Because of greater visibility, Dr’s Nicholas and Leonard Britten are able to do minimally invasive treatments while problems are still small and more affordable to take care of. If you would like to learn more about dental loupes used in our office, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We would love to share more information with you and your family.

 

   Ultrasonic Scaling  The main action of ultrasonicpowered scalers is mechanical technology; the high vibrational energy crushes and removes calculus. Other actions include: creating shockwaves that disrupt bacterial cells, or using turbulence to disrupt bioflims, and irrigation — the therapeutic washing and flushing of the periodontal pocket and root surface with cooling water. Our experienced dental hygienists use a combination of both ultrasonicpowered and hand scaling techniques to remove deposits effectively that promote healing for our patients.

Most periodontal experts today agree that the best results for non-surgical periodontal therapy are achieved by a blended approach; the combined use of power ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments. Rapidly changing technology has revolutionized periodontal therapy with integration of ultrasonic powered scaling techniques resulting in improved clinical outcomes, patient comfort, and reduced time and physical demands the dental hygienist.

 

     VELscope® Technology

The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System centers on a handheld scope that is used by dentists to help effectivley detect early oral tissue abnormalities, including cancer and pre-cancer.

                                                                VELscope<sup>®</sup> Vx Tissue Fluorescence Visualization

The VELscope® Vx system is an adjunctive device which means it must be used together with and as a supplement to the traditional intra and extra oral head and neck exam. Unlike other adjunctive devices used for oral examinations, the VELscope® Vx does not require any dyes or prolonged testing procedures. In fact, a VELscope® Vx exam can be performed in the dentist's office during a routine hygiene exam in about two minutes.

  • A New Way to Examine for Oral Disease

    VELscope® Vx technology is changing the way oral mucosal examinations take place. The VELscope® Vx handheld device emits a harmless, bright blue light which is used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is extremely sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissue (oral mucosa) of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease, such as neoplastic lesions, and fungal, viral or bacterial infections.

  • Changing Demographics 

    New research confirms that the risk factors for oral cancer have been expanded to include the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV16), in addition to tobacco use, frequent and/or excessive alcohol consumption, a compromised immune system, and past history of cancer. This changing demographic presents an unprecedented call to action for oral cancer awareness and regular screenings.  

  • Supplementing the COE

    Dentists use the VELscope® Vx device to supplement the traditional intra and extra oral head and neck exam (also referred to as the comprehensive oral exam or "COE"), and they are rapidly embracing the use of this device to help detect abnormal oral tissue such as potential cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues that are not apparent or sometimes not even visible with the naked eye alone. Exams can be more thorough and any suspicious areas can be quickly investigated for confirmation of oral disease.

  • Why Early Discovery Matters? 

    The VELscope device is an imaging modality which is extremely sensitive to tissue changes. Its use in everyday practice can provide timely information to dentists and hygienists to enable earlier detection of abnormal tissues and provide better outcomes for patients. The statistics are highly favorable: when discovered early the 5-year survival rate for oral cancer patients is about 83%. Unfortunately, most cases of oral cancer are discovered in late stages, when the five-year survival rate drops to around 50 percent.

     

 

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