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Dental Technology

Dental Technology

Dr. John and the Dental Health Coach team utilizes a variety of dental technology that assists them is giving the highest quality care and dental health understanding for patients.Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 10.02.06 PM

Dr. John uses a powerful animated consultation software program that makes it easy for patients to understand their problems related to unstable jaw joint (TMJ) and bite issues. Dr. John has received advanced training for and is committed to the effective treatment of these problems. We use a novel and very beneficial consultation presentation program called BiteFX™ that uses friendly animations to explain problems in a way that makes sense to the patient. With BiteFX, our patients quickly understand complicated concepts that were previously difficult and time consuming to explain. We can also combine photos of your teeth with the BiteFX animations to give you an even better appreciation of our treatment recommendations.

Cerec LogoOur practice offers the latest in comfortable, convenient dentistry with our CEREC tooth restoration system. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. Using the CEREC equipment, we can now complete a color-matched ceramic tooth restoration – filling, crown or veneer – in a single visit. This technology uses biocompatible, tooth-colored material, so your dentition won’t be discolored by silver-colored fillings.

How does the instrument work?
The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.


dental-technologyWhat kind of procedures can it perform?

  • The CEREC 3D can create crowns, partial crowns and all other single tooth restorations.

What are the advantages of CEREC technology?

  • The dentist performs the restoration in a single visit, usually about an hour.
  • No need to make an impression and send it to the dental laboratory.
  • No temporary crown, no return visit.
  • The restoration looks natural, as it is made out of tooth-colored ceramic material.
  • Ceramic material is biocompatible, high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
  • Metal-free — no silver-colored fillings.
  • Allows dentists to save more of the healthy tooth.
  • Extremely precise

CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. Worldwide, almost 7 million CEREC restorations are placed yearly. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.

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ezlase™ is an advanced laser technology developed by BIOLASE Technology, the leader in dental lasers for over 20 years. The ezlase creates highly concentrated light energy to treat gum and other soft tissue in the mouth safely and comfortably. BIOLASE dental lasers have been used to treat millions of patients all over the world.

 

 

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Benefits of Laser Dentistry 
Dr. Korolewski offers ezlase laser dentistry to improve our patients’ comfort and provide better results for many common dental procedures. Using the ezlase laser treatment system, many procedures can be performed using only a topical anesthetic with little or no bleeding, decreased need for prescription medication, faster healing times and a reduced instance of post-operative pain.

 

 

 

icIntraoral Camera 

An intraoral camera is an indispensable diagnostic and educational tool. The tiny device is a pen-like digital camera that moves around inside the mouth and generates a digital image of the teeth and gums. The captured images are stored in the computer and displayed on the computer monitor. Since it is nearly impossible to see inside your own mouth, the images produced by the intraoral camera can show you problems such as broken teeth, plaque, decay, gum disease and defective fillings. This technology allows you to better understand the health of your mouth by seeing what we see. A picture truly is worth a thousand words.

 

 

diagnoDIAGNOdent 

The DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system is the most significant breakthrough in diagnosing tooth decay since the dental x-ray. With the widespread use of fluoride in both drinking water and toothpastes, it is much harder to detect tooth decay than ever before. This is because the fluoride hardens the enamel so that most decay starts in microscopic defects in the hard surface, and can readily spread into the softer surface beneath. The DIAGNOdent is a pen-like probe that sends a safe, painless laser beam into the tooth and checks its health. A number scale and an alarm will signal when there are signs of hidden decay. This technology allows us to discover tooth decay at a very early stage, before significant damage is done to the tooth. This will help preserve more tooth structure when treatment is needed.

 

 

digitalDigital radiography 

Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.

 

dental-fitnessWe keep a computerized score of the percentages of teeth without plaque and the percentages of gums that don’t bleed so our patients know how healthy they are and which areas may need improvement. We also measure the depth of the sulcus (pocket) between the tooth and gum, which gives our patients a measure of their Periodontal Fitness.

The goal of Dr. John and his Dental Health Coach Team is to be thorough and objective. Our  Dental Fitness Report  is a communication tool. It gives our team an objective manner to evaluate our patient’s present dental condition and offers our patients this information in a useful manner. What our patients do with this information is their choice.

If that choice is health, reducing plaque and bleeding, then the first step is to realize the benefits of this program, they include:

  • Lower dental repair costs
  • Protect and preserve dental health
  • Minimize pain and discomfort
  • Control dental disease
  • Eliminate fear of going to the dentist
  • Focus on health, not disease