ED4 Planscan CAD/CAM (Same Day Crowns)
In one visit, we are able to scan, design, fit, and cement crowns, bridges, and braces instead of waiting weeks for the lab to complete a design. This groundbreaking technology removes the need for impressions or powders, creating more accurate results.
A panorex is a 360 degree imaging machine that gives us an accurate view of your teeth, head, sinuses and bones. This overall view helps us better understand the structures of your mouth and head to allow us to better care for you. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure everything is functioning as it should be. This machine gives us a more detailed look at your structures than a regular x-ray machine can.
Digital X-Rays now allow us to more clearly and accurately see your teeth and to put them in a digital imaging program. Through the program, we will be able to get closer imaging than ever before. Our digital X-Ray machine also exposes our patients to 80% LESS radiation than a standard x-ray.
Our intraoral camera is a diagnostic tool that allows us to much more clearly and closely see areas and view difficult angles in your mouth. The image is displayed on a monitor, so that both you and your dentist can see what is going on inside of your mouth.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a vital part of a patient’s regular check up. With advancing technology, we are able to diagnose potential problems earlier on to help defend your mouth against oral cancer. It is important to find and treat these minor issues before they become a major irreversible problem. Using an ultraviolet light, we will be able to view tissues that can’t always be detected with the naked eye. If you are a smoker or a heavy drinker, these habits may increase your chances of oral cancer so you should be sure to have regular oral cancer screenings.
Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is necessary when infection of a tooth has traveled to the root of the tooth and affected the nerves. The nerve must be removed to remove the infection. Rotary endodontics uses an electrical handpiece to perform the root canal. This tool makes the process faster and allows Dr. Michaels to perform the process with ease and maximum comfort for you.
There are two types of handpieces; air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces are stronger than air-driven due to the fact that they contain a motor. This allows Dr. Michaels to remove the decay at a faster rate and cut down the time it takes to complete the procedure.