Innovative Dental Technology
The last thirty years or so have seen a revolution in dental and oral health care. Amazing new techniques and technologies have transformed dentistry for the better - both for dental professionals and, of course, and most importantly, for our patients and their families.
At Comfort Dentists we are dedicated to continuing education for our entire staff as new products and approaches are introduced. Here are just a few of the new technologies we employ to make your dental experience faster, safer, and more environmentally friendly.
Digital x-rays are much more efficient and patient-friendly than the traditional kind which use film. Using up to 90% less radiation than film x-rays (which we do not use), they appear immediately on the screen so while you are in the chair, you, the dentist, and your hygienist can see the results and discuss the results right at that moment. Not only do digital x-rays save you time, make diagnosis and treatment more accurate and efficient, they also are eco-friendly - no chemicals for film development to dispose of. It's a win-win situation.
CT SCANS allow the dentist to know all possible factors that may affect treatment before surgery. Bone density and size helps accurately locate mental foramen and inferior alveolar nerve, it also allows to make a surgical guide for implant guided surgery.
Diagnodent is a high-tech laser that helps us detect even the tiniest cavities on the chewing surfaces of your teeth - without x-rays. The earlier we catch decay, the least invasive treatment is... saving you time and expense... and your smile.
VELscope is a hand-held device that allows us to quickly scan the tissues inside your mouth and detect any abnormalities that could lead, for example, to oral cancer. The simple non-invasive exam takes only a couple of minutes and could literally save your life. We are passionate about the value of the VELscope exam, and every patient receives one yearly during a hygiene appointment... with our compliments.
Invisalign is an exciting new system of braces for adults and teenagers that is the epitome of discretion! A series of clear virtually invisible removable aligners are made precisely according to your treatment specifications. A wonderful benefit, aside from being undetectable while being worn, is that the aligners can be removed to eat and brush and floss - eat what you like and keep up your usual oral health home care routine! Please let us know if you are interested in Invisalign, and we'll direct you to a trusted Orthodontist with whom we partner.
Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA
While CPAP therapy is still considered the first line of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, many patients prefer customized oral appliances that can be worn comfortably during sleep. These appliances prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, helping your airway to stay open. Our office is familiar with the various designs available for oral appliance therapy and we will be happy to work with you to find the one that's best suited to your unique needs.
Because of our commitment to providing you with the best care and service, as well as staying abreast of the most modern dental techniques and technologies, you can be certain that at Comfort Dentists, you will receive dedicated excellent state-of-the-art dental care.