Our office sees the benefits in the advancement of technology. In order for a dentist to maintain his or her license, there is a mandatory 50 units of continuing education over a two year period that needs to be maintained and checked upon relicensing. This keeps us current on new products and techniques available. Not all things that are NEW and the Latest are the best options. We try in advise and utilize the latest items that seem to have the most predictible outcome.
We utilize computers in our operatories that allow full charting and links with a software program (Dicom) that allows image manipulation from whitening to most esthetic options that are available. We also have intraoral cameras in every operatory that allow us to show you exactly what we are looking at to explain why the treatment plans that we are presenting makes sense.
We recently added digital radiography (or xrays) to our office technology. Thia allows for instant diagnostic ability as well as a much better demonstration and visualization for the patient to take part in the diagnosing and treatment planning.
Lasers. Currently our office doesn't offer the laser technology. This is primarily due to the fact that I have yet to see the benefits warrant the cost of the units. The best application that the laser is used for is periodontal therapy. The lasers application of hard tissue (i.e tooth or bone) has yet to be proven more effective and time consuming as well as less uncomfortable then the conventional methods used.
I want it and I want it now!! There is something to say for the "laser" bleaching methods that are available on the market today. The reality is that there is a limit to the results of tooth whitening or bleaching. The benefits of the light or "laser" bleaching is just that, immediate gratification. Some systems such as the Zoom 2 method still require home bleaching even after the office beaching and with the added chair time, the cost is substantially more. We currently have Zoom 2 offered in our office for 485.00. This treatment requires about one and a half hours for the in office treatment and it also has a home treatment for follow up and sustaining results. Call the office at 562-461-2271 if you have any questions.
We are now providing the service of Clear Correct, a new tooth aligning treatment that straightens teeth using computer generated sequential clear trays that systematically adjust your teeth until they are straightened.