At Schnierow Dental Care we use leading-edge dental technology to provide you with safe, fast, and effective results!
An intraoral camera is a handheld appliance that is shaped like a wand. The tiny camera at the tip of the appliance takes hundreds of pictures per second to capture an in-depth and accurate image of your mouth. This image is sometimes used to create a digital impression of your teeth and gums. A digital impression is particularly useful for same-day dental crowns.
In the past, most dental professionals had to use the traditional x-ray systems, which require film development. These days, we use digital x-rays due to their many benefits. A digital x-ray is safer and much quicker than its film predecessor. If the image comes out blurry, we can instantly retake a new one. Digital x-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool that helps us gain a better understanding of the inner workings of your mouth, more specifically the teeth, roots, and alveolar bone.
Soft Tissue Laser
A soft tissue laser simultaneously cauterizes and cuts an incision in the tissue. For this reason, laser treatment may reduce bleeding, discomfort, and swelling both during and after your procedure. We may use a soft tissue laser to treat periodontal disease by removing the infected lining of the gum tissue. This allows for the regeneration of healthy tissue around the teeth. Soft tissue lasers are also effective for gum contouring and crown lengthening if you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Cone Beam CT Scan
A cone beam CT scan is a diagnostic tool that produces a 3D representation of your teeth, gums, nerve pathways, and underlying bone structure within a single image. We typically utilize cone beam CT scans when a regular x-ray is not enough. Cone beam CT scans are ideal for surgical planning, the diagnosis of TMJ disorders and tumors, and the evaluation of bone structure and tooth orientation.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom whitening is a professional in-office whitening system, designed to whiten both your enamel and your dentin. The gel used in the Zoom system is light-activated. The main ingredient in the bleaching agent is hydrogen peroxide. When exposed to the light, the hydrogen peroxide is broken down. It enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any substance that is discolored. The structure of your teeth remains unaltered in the process.
We use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. The ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that implode on the surface of the tooth, killing microbes and removing plaque and tartar in the process. Our instruments use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets to help maintain optimal gingival health.
The procedure uses water and/or an antimicrobial liquid called chlorhexidine. It can remove tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, with no damage to the tooth enamel. Manual scaling often uses pressure for cleaning, while the vibration produced by the scaling tip of an ultrasonic scaler is barely perceptible. This makes ultrasonic cleaning suitable to those with sensitive teeth. The cleaning process is faster than manual scaling, making your visit more comfortable.
After your teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaner, your teeth will be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished.
Gain a comprehensive view of your entire oral health with our cutting-edge Panorex X-ray technology. Our high-resolution panoramic X-rays offer an extensive perspective of your entire mouth, enabling our team to deliver precise and personalized dental care.
When it comes to keeping your teeth clean and free from disease and decay, one of the most important things you can do is to keep your teeth clean. Even more than that, however, it is important that you come in and see us regularly. This is done to help ensure that you avoid buildups of tartar or plaque on your teeth that can lead to gum disease if not cleaned promptly. Ultrasonic scalers are some of the most effective and most common scalers out there. They work incredibly well to remove debris from your teeth, and when used properly, tend to be far more comfortable for patients than other cleaning methods.
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