Kavo 3D CT Cone Beam Scanner
The current emerging standard of care in dentistry and dental implantology is the use of three dimensional x-ray studies. The 3-D images allow the doctor to collect the needed and highly valuable diagnostic information to best plan and deliver dental and surgical care.
Kavo 3D CT Cone Beam imaging delivers quicker and easier image acquisition a typical scan takes only 20 seconds.
The patient benefits from less radiation as well as the comfortable, open environment. Aside from the physical comfort of this system, the doctor can share a visual diagnosis with patients, making them more comfortable with their treatment plan and actively participate in their care. The speed of the scan and the immediate results allows the doctor and patient to better communicate the aspects of a case.
3Shape True Definition Scanner – Impressionless Scanning
Dental impressions allow us to create a model of a patient’s teeth and bite so we can better design and personalize their treatments. Rather than having a patient bite down into a mold filled with gooey dental putty to make a physical impression, we can now just scan the teeth instead.
Our 3Shape device captures millions of data points about the teeth in just minutes, enabling software to put together a perfect digital impression right before your eyes. This leads to higher quality treatment and longer lasting results.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Laser Dentistry offers you the opportunity to have a safe, anxiety free dental experience, without drills and scalpels, and in most cases, without anesthesia. The laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with in surgical and dental procedures. .
Treating the gums used to always involve scalpels and sutures, which as you can imagine, aren’t very comfortable! These days, however, our soft tissue laser enables Dr. Kandov to perform a wide variety of gum-centric procedures faster and more comfortably than ever before. The concentrated beam of light emitted by the laser is able to eliminate bacteria from deep below the gum line and remove excess tissue while minimizing bleeding and discomfort to the point that a patient will barely feel anything while they are in the chair.
AquaCare Air Abrasion
The use of a dental drill for the purpose of removing small areas of tooth decay is a bit old fashioned. Instead, Dr. Kandov has chosen a more modern and conservative solution: AquaCare air abrasion. This small yet advanced dental instrument works similar to a miniature sandblaster, spraying a fine stream of water, air, and a fine powder to gradually knock the decay loose so it can be suctioned away. Patients feel very comfortable throughout the treatment process since there is no heat, pressure, or the anxiety-inducing sound of a dental drill It also allows more of the healthy tooth to be successfully preserved.
Piezo® Ultrasonic Surgical Drill
The Piezosurgery® Drill is a new instrument that can be used for bone surgery in a variety of dental surgical specialties. Using an ultrasonic vibrating tip and water rather than a powerful rotating drill, the Piezosurgery® unit is much safer, less traumatic, causes little to no bleeding, and greatly accelerates healing times.
The dental piezotome is an ultrasonic generator that greatly aids in pre-implants, wisdom teeth extraction, and sinus lift procedures. Instead of using a dental drill that cuts soft tissue and anything in its path, the piezotome is extremely precise and only cuts bone.
DIAGNOdent is an advanced laser technology that helps us find tooth decay more accurately and reliably in its earliest stages, before it causes more widespread damage. We use it along with visual examination, dental explorers, and x-rays. DIAGNOdent helps us locate decay that’s hidden inside the tooth where visual examination, explorers, and x-rays can’t find it. The DIAGNOdent hand piece scans your teeth with harmless pulses of laser light. When the laser reaches decay under the surface of the tooth, the decay emits a fluorescent light. This fluorescent light bounces back to the sensor, and is translated into an audible signal and a digital readout. In general, the higher the number, the greater the amount of decay in the tooth.
Low Dose Digital X-Rays
Dental x-rays (Radiographs) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Digital Radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. This allows the doctors to get a much better view of your teeth and any potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software obtains a number of different views of your teeth to gain the best understanding of your situation and develop the most appropriate course of management.
Digital sensors are more responsive than film so that much less radiation is required to produce a digital image.
Early Detection for Oral Cancer
It is a shocking statistic that one American dies each hour because of oral cancer. This mortality rate has not changed in 40 years! But the upside is that when oral cancer is detected in its early stages, 90% of these patients can be cured.
We have the VELscope™ available for our patients for screening and early detection of this life-threatening problem. It is an FDA-approved specially designed light. Immediately, any unusual tissue can be identified. This is a quick, easy, and painless exam that could save your life!
Intra-Oral Camera Lets You See for Yourself
Through technology, our patients can work together with our dentists to have healthy gums and beautiful teeth. With the intra-oral camera, you can see for yourself what work needs to be done on what teeth. This amazing miniature video camera produces clear and accurate pictures of all your teeth. You will enjoy making informed decisions together with our doctors, creating a bond of teamwork.