High-Tech Dentistry in Atlanta
State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
We continually stay on the cutting edge of technology, equipping our practice with tools to make your dental care higher quality, more natural and aesthetic and to provide a gentle and comfortable experience. By incorporating the latest technologies available in dentistry today, we can handle all of your treatment needs in one office.
CEREC 3D Technology
One-visit Crowns, Veneers, Onlays & Inlays
CEREC® stands for CERamic REConstruction. We take a 3-dimensional photo of your tooth and custom-craft, using computer-assisted design, a perfectly molded restoration. Minutes later we bond your final restorations in place.
Using our in-office CEREC laboratory, we can create crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays in only one visit.
CEREC restorations are milled from a single block of high-quality ceramic, a substance that is particularly compatible with the body and that has the same characteristics as normal, healthy dental enamel. CEREC ceramic expands in the same way as teeth do, and because it comes from a single block, a CEREC restoration is less prone to cracks and flaws than other types of restoration.Back to the top
Cone Beam 3D Scanner
We get an exact picture of what is going on in your mouth, from every angle, with cutting-edge 3D images.
We use the Planmeca Promax Cone Beam imaging system to take 360° 3D images of the mouth, jaw and skull, right in our office. Being able to see any tooth or the jaw joint in a 360° view is a huge advantage which greatly improves the accuracy of many procedures such as dental implants.Back to the top
Guided Dental Implants
Guided Implant Dentistry is a system that makes it possible for a dentist to place implants at exactly the right angle and depth in your jaw.
It starts with 3D Images that show the dentist the details he needs to place high-quality implants. This system enables him to see every facet of your jaw so he can determine the exact right location for the implant, as well as the shape and size that will fit best for your mouth.Back to the top
The Wand – Injection System – pain-free injections
Our patients routinely comment on how comfortable and gentle their treatments are. This is in no small part due to “The Wand” injection system. In most cases the pain associated with injections comes from the flow of the anesthetic into the body, as opposed to the insertion of the needle itself. The Wand is a computer-controlled anesthetic distribution system that is designed to prevent any pain at all. It evenly flows into the system so that only the exact part of the mouth being treated is numbed, and it does it with such accuracy that it is in fact comfortable.Back to the top
A digital x-ray machine emits much less radiation than traditional x-ray machines. It allows the doctor and patient to see small details like cavities beginning between the teeth, so both can see exactly what work needs to be done. It allows a much more accurate diagnosis and helps set the patient at ease.Back to the top
The panoramic x-ray gives a broad overview of the entire mouth. It is also used for evaluating patients with past or present TMJ or jaw joint problems, with removable dentures, dental implants, braces, impacted teeth or any recent trauma to the face or teeth.Back to the top
DIAGNOdent—Early Detection of Decay
The DIAGNOdent is a pen-like probe that sends a safe laser beam into the tooth and checks its health. A number scale and an alarm will signal when there are signs of hidden decay. This allows us to determine if decay is lurking beneath the apparently healthy tooth surface.This technology allows us to catch tooth decay at an earlier stage, before the tooth is destroyed from the inside out. This will help prevent more extensive procedures.Back to the top
With an intraoral camera our staff can see everything that is going on in your mouth. It’s the size and shape of a dental mirror with a built-in light source and can zoom in up to 25 times magnification. The images are then displayed on a television or computer monitor.Back to the top
We will create a surgical guide to make the implant placement procedure go as smoothly as possible. Surgical guides are computer-designed devices that fit over the teeth and gums, providing protection and a precise angle for the proper placement of an implant.Back to the top
Dental Lasers are a revolutionary new technology for dentistry. They offer the patient far more comfortable, gentle procedures. We use laser treatment to address gum disease and to eliminate excess gum tissue (gummy smiles). They are used to create a more beautiful smile in crown lengthening and gum reshaping. We also use lasers for some of the more complex dental implant surgeries. With laser dentistry, we can make treatments faster, more effective and with the least amount of post-operative discomfort. It even speeds up healing times.Back to the top
Our ultrasonic surgical hand piece uses gentle sound waves to cut bone and gum, giving a precision cut that reduces bleeding, and requires less healing time as compared to a scalpel. We will implement the ultrasonic scalpel in select treatments including sinus lifts and bone grafting, and even for more complex dental implant procedures.
Electric Hand Pieces
We also uses electric handpieces for quieter drilling, and added control. Electric hand pieces are faster, more efficient and more comfortable, making it easier on the patient.
Piezo ultrasonic scalers effectively remove plaque, tartar and calculus from the surface of teeth, and deep clean the gums. Ultrasonic scalers emit high-frequency vibrations to break down the hard stains and buildup. Our ultrasonic scalers are easily adjustable to be more comfortable for patients with sensitive teeth.