Implant Planning Software
Using digital 3-D scans and restorative virtual treatment planning, along with specialized training, we are able to provide guided implant placement for our patients.
Using a virtual 3-D model or a physical model, implant placements and the following restorative work can be simulated to create the ideal patient treatment plan. These virtual plans allow the doctor to take multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration into consideration, resulting in optimal aesthetics, function and longevity for the patient’s final restoration. Working with a 3-D model also allows the patient to better understand the procedures and visualize the end result.
Once planning is complete, specialized software can be used to create a surgical guide to be used during implant placement. This guide directs the exact location, angle and depth of the implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency and safety and predictability of the procedure.
Digital Impression Scanner
The use of the Digital Impression Scanner allows the doctor to take digital impressions of the patients teeth. Patients will have a comfortable, impression-free experience. Enjoy the benefits of a high-tech, chairside experience without the mess and gagging associated with traditional impressions. Using the scanner allows us to be more efficient and can reduce the number of visits to the office, saving you time.
MDI Dental Implants
Mini Dental Implants (MDI) are a cost-effective treatment procedure also known as a Denture Stabilization System. The MDI system consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts as a retaining fixture and is incorporated into the base of your denture, false tooth, or bridge. The procedure generally takes just over 1 hour. It is a one step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery with no sutures. This system is especially effective on the lower dentures and can eliminate the traditional slipping or discomfort associated with traditional dentures.
DIAGNOdent® Digital Caries Detection
With this latest technology, cavities that are not yet visible to the naked eye can be detected using a specific wavelength of light. This technology enables dentists to practice minimally invasive dentistry by providing a better possibility of diagnosing this disease at an early stage.
The use of lasers in dentistry has brought about many great advancements. The use of lasers allows for procedures that are less painful, reduce the amount of tissue loss, and provide a reduction in bleeding. The use of a laser allows some procedures to be performed without the use of a drill or the need for a shot. Our practice uses lasers to improve your experience in our practice allowing us to provide technologically advanced care.
Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, so there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste, digital x-rays are better for both the patient and the environment!
Microscopes and Imaging
The use of specialized operating microscopes means that the doctor is able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures. The doctor is able to more accurately diagnose and treat the patient using a dental surgical microscope to improve the potential outcome of the treatment from “good” to “excellent”. Further, some microscopes may be equipped with high resolution video and digital photography allowing the doctor to enhance patient communication and document treatment.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
Using Electronic Medical Records, our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care. This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper. Using a digital format allows for quick access to patient information when needed for insurance records while providing a secure filing system.
Digital Intraoral Cameras
An intraoral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time. With an intraoral camera, patients are able to better understand what is happening and review the status of their oral health.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. We use the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. The doctor shines a UV light into the mouth to detect unhealthy tissue. Healthy tissue looks lighter under the light while spots of bad tissue appear dark. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.
Ultra Quiet Electric Handpieces
These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. They are quieter and more efficient in tooth preparation, making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.
Piezo Electric Handpieces
These handpieces are used for periodontal (gum) and osseous (bone) surgery to gently and meticulously remove harmful bacteria without requiring invasive measures.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association (ADA) require all dental offices to follow specific heat sterilization processes. Dr. Bush uses a steam autoclave sterilizer to kill microorganisms on any non-disposable instruments that come into contact with a patient’s mouth. Every instrument that comes into contact with a patient’s mouth goes into a sterilization bag, which is placed in the autoclave. These bags have a “sterilization indicator mark” that changes from blue to brown when the bag has been processed and the contents within are germ-free. All the instruments required for one patient, according to their slated procedure and chart, are organized in one bag. When it comes time for the appointment, that bag, clearly labeled with the patient’s name with the visible brown arrows, is ready.
Digital Flat Screen Monitors
These television monitors are found next to every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental x-rays when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.