We proudly utilize CBCT scanning at Town Center Dental of LaGrange. This is a cone beam imaging system that delivers endless possibilities within dental care, especially when placing dental implants. CBCT scans capture clear 3D images of all angles of the mouth, teeth, jaws and sinuses. It is a revolutionary technology that benefits both patient and dentist. With such accurate and comprehensive images, Dr. Paes can perform bone grafting, sinus lifts and dental implant surgery with the highest level of precision. In addition, CBCT scans are quick and painless for the patient.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Our investment in advanced technology isn’t limited to restorative dentistry. We also offer the ZOOM Whitening system as a leading option in cosmetic dentistry. Patients can lighten their teeth by up to eight shades in just one hour. The in-office Phillips Zoom Whitening system represents one of the most convenient and dramatic ways to enhance your smile. It uses professional-grade whitening gel that is activated by a special light. You can trust that this cosmetic dentistry technology is non-invasive, safe and highly effective for removing your tooth stains. While you sit back and relax in the dental chair, ZOOM Whitening transforms your dulled or dingy teeth into a radiant and youthful smile.
To learn more about cutting-edge dental technology at Town Center Dental of LaGrange, please contact our Lagrangeville office today. For the sake of our patients, we stay at the forefront of modern dentistry.
Teeth in a Day Dental Implants
Teeth in a Day is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using only four implants as “anchors” for the full restoration. This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.
Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.
With implant supported full arch restoration, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with a traditional denture.
Easy to care for, this type of restoration can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures. These restorations can often be placed in one office visit, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.
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, 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 it is better for you 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 your endodontic treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures. The Endodontist 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 your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
Digital Intraoral Cameras
An intra-oral 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, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.
Digital Caries Detection
With this latest technology, a UV light detects cavities that are not yet visible to the naked eye. This technology enables dentists to practice minimally invasive dentistry by providing a better possibility of diagnosing this disease at an early stage.
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. A UV light is shined 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. Not only are they quieter, but also more efficient in tooth preparation making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Soft tissue lasers are used for periodontal (gum) surgeries. These lasers are more efficient, cause less discomfort, promote a faster healing time, and decreased risk of infection, providing a better outcome.
Piezo Electric Handpieces
Are used for periodontal (gum) and osseous (bone) surgery. These handpieces are gently and meticulously used to remove harmful bacteria without requiring invasive measures.
Bose Noise Canceling Headphones
These ultra quiet headphones are for patient use during any dental procedure. Patients can listen to their favorite music, movie, or television show without having to hear all of the surrounding noise going on as the dental work is being performed.
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.