E4d is a hi-tech dental device that is able to focus on highly advanced 3D imaging in order to create a crown in just one visit! E4D is technologically advances bringing a much higher productivity rate for the dental professionals. With the use of this device, patient comfort and convenience are a major factor. We are able to scan the patient's mouth, design a new tooth, mill and place the "tooth" all in office during your one and only one appointment.
First, we perform an oral exam. Depending on the amount of remaining healthy tooth structure, we will determine whether the patient will require a simple filling or a full crown restoration.
Second, we scan the restoration site. This is all computer guided. The wand captures precise3D details in order to accomplish the most accurate restoration.
Next, we administer anesthetic to the area we will be working on and prep the tooth that is to be restored.
Lastly, after the scan has processed, that information is sent to the designing phase to accurately depict your new crown. The design is then brought in to the milling portion of the process where a ceramic block, that matches the patient's appropriate tooth color, and is milled, right there, in our office. The milling process typically takes no more than 20 minutes and is ready to be set in place.
No temporaries. No down time. No second appointment.
The (E4D Dentist System, NEVO or PlanScan) system represents the future of dentistry using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in the dental office. Without using impression materials that could potentially create an unpleasant experience for patients - nor any type of powder - (E4D Dentist System, NEVO or PlanScan) enables dentists to use a hand-held scanning technology to obtain digital impressions of a patient’s teeth.
- CAD/CAM techniques are precise and accurate.
- Restorations match existing teeth to provide a natural bite and smile.
- A relaxing patient experience.
- There’s no need for conventional impressions or temporaries.
- Patients can receive their restorations same-day; multiple visits are no longer necessary.
The i-CAT 3-D dental scan system is well in advance of any x-ray system. The i-CAT provides 3-D images of the teeth, jaw, sinuses and skull structure in 1/20th of a second with significantly less radiation than a medical CT scan.
The 3-D scans from the i-CAT provide anatomically accurate data and surgical predictability for:
- Implant placement
- TMJ analysis
- Airway assessments
- Orthognathic surgery
Cone Beam Computed Tomography
CBCT stands for "cone beam computed tomography". This is a particular x-ray machine that is used in situations where standard x-rays are not sufficient. The CBCT uses advanced technology which allows us to view 3D images of a patient's dental structure, soft tissues, bone and nerve pathways within the face and mouth. These special x-rays allow for precise treatments to be put in to effect due to its high quality images and the details within. When the CBCT x-rays are called for, we ask that patients wear comfy and loose fitting clothing and will have to remove any type of metal that can interfere with the scan itself. This includes but is not limited to; jewelry, hairpins, underwire bras and glasses.
Some of the most common procedures in which the CBCT is used are:
- Impacted teeth
- Locating oral pain
- Evaluating jaws, nerves, nasal cavity, and sinuses
- Reconstructive surgery
- Implant placement
- Diagnosing TMJ
Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also offer up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as provide a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide the necessary treatment.
We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to image other sections of your teeth.
The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
The Diode Laser is a great tool for shaping the gums and removing bacteria from the periodontal pocket, the space between the gums and tooth. Dental cleanings performed with diode laser therapy significantly improve the success of healing the gums.
Inflammation, bleeding, pocket depths, and the amount of bacteria are all greatly reduced as opposed to just scaling and polishing the teeth alone. Best of all, laser therapy has been shown to improve circulation and increase the components that speed healing, referred to as Biostimulation. With any oral procedure or surgery, Biostimulation reduces pain and swelling and can help your mouth recover more quickly.