Technology Used In Our Dental Office, Ashburn, Virginia
1. Digital Panoramic and Intraoral X-Ray
Panoramic X-Ray by Sirona (Germany) and Intraoral X-Ray by Planmeca (Finland). Both Manufacturers are worldwide leaders in Dnetal Equipment
Benefits of Digital Radiography
- The image is immediately processed and available to view, whereas film takes time to be developed.
- Less radiation needed to produce the same quality image as film (digital X-rays gives 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional X-rays).
- You can enhance the digital image (such as alter brightness and contrast) with a series of processing techniques giving the doctor the opportunity to make a better and accurate diagnostic.
- Digital radiography produces larger photos to better source hard-to-see cavities
- Grey-scale of digital X-rays offers 256 shades of grey versus 16-25 shades in conventional radiography.
Particular benefits of digital radiography for the dentists office include improved comfort of intra-oral (photos taken inside the mouth) X-rays, performed by intra-oral dental assistants, and less cranial exposure to radiation. Digital images are also easily stored on a computer and can be transferred to different dentists or orthodontists for referrals. You don’t have to be irradiated many times if you need to see several specialists or for second opinions
2. VELscope ® Vx System
Enhanced Oral Assessment System
Introducing the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, which centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians visualize oral mucosal abnormalities that might not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye.
Recognized by the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope® Vx is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or pre-malignant dysplasia.
More than 25 million VELscope® Vx examinations have been performed by over 15,000 dental practitioners in 23 countries. The technology is also backed by more clinical studies than any other adjunctive device for tissue fluorescence visualization.
3. Biolase (USA)
Biolase ezLase™ 940 Laser Whitening
The future is here with the Biolase ezLase 940 laser at Crosswater Dental Care! Not only is the ezLase 940 ideal for oral surgery and treating pain but also for effectively whitening teeth quickly and efficiently. Tooth discoloration is a common problem stemming from many different factors, such as food, drinks, smoking, and aging, but it doesn’t have to be permanent.
Not all in-office whitening systems use a laser. Although many systems utilize light, they do not use laser light. Laser energy is absorbed by special particles in the whitening gel to activate the hydrogen peroxide, which accelerates the whitening process faster than “simple” light does, so the procedure time is dramatically shorter. The results are immediate. Patients who’ve never had in-office whitening before can’t believe how good their new smile looks before even getting out of the dental chair.
Why Choose the Biolase eZlase 940 Whitening System?
- Typically, the laser brightens teeth six to 12 shades, and the process can be completed in one visit.
- The laser provides a safe, effective and comfortable means to whiten discolored teeth.
- A rejuvenated smile revitalizes your self-confidence and self-image.
- Over-the-counter bleaching systems can soften or weaken your tooth/gum line, however, with laser whitening, a protective liquid dam is placed over your tooth/gum line to prevent damage.
4. Morita (Japan) Endo – Motor
Endodontic instrumentation has advanced significantly in recent years with a range of powered rotary and reciprocating systems that can make root canal treatment easier to perform. Endodontic electric motors are a part of this advancement as they provide clinicians with the ability to use special endodontic Nickel-titanium (NiTi) files.
5. Morita Apex Locator
An electronic apex locator is an electronic device used in endodontics determine the position of the apical constriction and thus determine the length of the root canal space. The apex of the root has a specific resistance to electrical current, and this is measured using a pair of electrodes typically hooked into the lip and attached to an endodontic file.
6. Cavitron Scaler (USA)
Ultrasonic scalers are used to make the cleaning procedure more comfortable and effective. A Cavitron is a high frequency sound wave tooth used by our hygienists to clean teeth. The ultrasonic sound waves vibrate the dirt, tarter, and plaque off teeth.
7. Harvey’s Chemiclave
Unlike the classical sterilization processes, this one involves unsaturated chemical vapor. Sterilization requires no drying time. Along with chemical vapor, this method involves high-pressure, high-temperature water and alcohol ensuring a 100% safe sterilization of instruments.