Dental technology has taken great strides in recent years, and we have done more than just keep up. Our office features some of the most advanced dental equipment available, allowing us to thoroughly and accurately perform everything from routine care to complex procedures. Our dental team is continually researching the effectiveness of new technologies and treatment methods to ensure the best results for their patients.
Digital x-rays are available for viewing instantly and require only half the radiation of conventional x-rays. Instant viewing helps us make quick, precise diagnoses. The digital x-rays can also be sent electronically to insurance companies for faster claims.
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, allows a dentist to produce high quality crowns right in the office on the same day of the patient’s appointment. There is no need for impressions or outside lab work, which saves the patient from having to attend multiple appointments and weeks of waiting.
Through the use of CEREC software, a digital 3D image of the tooth is made and then uploaded wirelessly to the CEREC computer. From there, the dentist can shape the tooth to restore its form and function. The digital blueprint is then stored on file, and sent to an in-house milling machine, where a ceramic block is formed to the exact parameters of the blueprint. In a matter of minutes, a ceramic crown is printed and ready for the patient.
The porcelain material allows for the tooth to look impressively lifelike. The dentist is able to match the porcelain to the natural shading of the patient’s teeth. This provides the patient with a natural smile that encourages confidence.
Porcelain inlays, onlays and crowns provide strong, natural-looking restorations for severely damaged teeth. Through advanced CEREC CAD/CAM technology, we have the ability to measure, fit and place a permanent porcelain restoration (inlay, onlay or crown) in just one visit. We fit your CEREC restoration on the spot, saving you time while ensuring you a beautiful look and perfect fit in just one visit.
There are few areas in dentistry that patients stress about the most. Getting “Shots” before dental treatment is definitely high on the list.
Major Dental Clinics now offers a revolutionary, pain-free alternative to the traditional anesthetic needles and syringes. We now perform all anesthetic injections with a revolutionary system called the Comfort Control Syringe.
The Comfort Control Syringe allows a more predictable comfortable numbing process. Patients are more comfortable throughout the procedure, often being unaware that they are getting numb.
How does it work?
The Comfort Control Syringe delivers the anesthetic at an optimal flow rate for a comfortable injection every time.
The machine uses ultra-small diameter injectors particularly helpful in more sensitive areas such as the palate or front of the mouth. In addition, the needle is not what causes the main discomfort of an injection. It’s the flow of the anesthetic into your tissue that is how fast your dentist injects a cold fluid. Not only the anesthetic is warmed up to body temperature, but the microprocessor inside the Comfort Syringe automatically controls a steady, slow flow rate dependent on tissue density. The computer also provides a flow of anesthetic directly ahead of the needle. This numbs the site of insertion and develops a pathway of anesthesia so you hardly feel the needle at all. Constant, slow flow is one key to virtually pain-free injection.
Electric Handpieces, as opposed to air driven handpieces, are up to 50% quieter and significantly more powerful. The electric handpiece has the distinct advantage of having much less vibration, which translates into a quieter drill with reduced wheezing noises. This means less discomfort from the drilling and less noise from the drill itself. Our experience with this technology is that it tends to increase the patients level of comfort, as well as quality and longevity of the dental work.