A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. Initially you will sit in a chair with your chin on a small ledge. Once positioned in the machine, it will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360 degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones.
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.
The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.
The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.
Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal, is a procedure where the roots or nerves of the tooth are removed. This is often due to the fact that they are infected and the tooth is causing pain.
Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal utilizing a specific electrical handpiece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.
Our patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, Dr. Venetia Zervos & Dr. Shanni Reine-Mutch provide the earliest possible care with the DIAGNOdent system. DIAGNOdent provides early detection with a simple, fast and painless examination, and even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling our office to protect and preserve the tooth substance.
The Isolite Dryfield Illuminator is a revolutionary device that not only lights from within the mouth; it also offers retraction, protection, fluid and debris removal, and comfort for the patient.
By lighting the oral cavity from within the mouth, the area is completely visible without any distracting shadows. It has been shown to reduce procedure time by 20-50% and has improved ergonomics for dentists, assistants, and hygienists.
Patients are more comfortable with the flexible mouthpiece, which replaces other devices used for retraction, illumination, and removal of saliva, fluid, and debris from the procedure. It also protects the throat from accidental inhalation or swallowing of material. The working area is kept dry during procedures.
Our office has implemented the most advanced disinfection sterilization techniques available.
We maintain all our treatment rooms, supply storage, laboratory and even our lobby at the highest cleanliness levels possible.
If you've ever needed a permanent crown put on one of your teeth, you know it usually takes more than one appointment, more than one shot of anesthetic, and more than a little bit of patience while you wear a temporary crown for 2+weeks. At Church Street Family Dentistry we believe our patients deserve modern dentistry that fits their busy lifestyles. We can now provide Same Day crowns through Patient-Focused Technology!
Let’s look at the facts – very few people have that perfect smile, without any decay or fillings – and you may even see a filling or two in your own mouth. Fillings are just that … they “fill” a void left from the removal of the decay in the tooth. Previously, most fillings were made from metal material (usually amalgam), which over time can weaken the tooth structure, allow additional decay to form around/under it, or even fail all together. Most patients find their metal fillings need to be replaced after a period of 10 years or so.
Using the CEREC technology to offer our patients Crowns-In-An-Hour, Drs. Zervos and Reine-Mutch and their team are able to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty – using all-ceramic materials which are tooth-colored and milled right in our office. The other benefit to our patients at Church Street Family Dentistry – this process is accomplished without temporaries or additional visits and their treatment is completed in a single visit, in about an hour!
The CEREC process utilizes a digital optical impression to provide same day dental restorations without temporary crowns.
Health Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Dentistry Offers Our Patients:
- Uses long-lasting, natural looking porcelain/ceramic material
- Metal-free restorations free of potentially harmful mercury
- Perfect for situations like chipped, worn or cracked teeth
- CEREC technology is ideal for teeth that are discolored or have gaps and spaces between them
- Teeth can also be repaired that have decay and/or old, worn fillings
You don't have to go to a specialist or travel for this type of dental care. At Church Street Family Dentistry, we've invested in this patient-focused technology for you. Crowns-In-An-Hour offer you quality care in less time for the dentistry you need, and the comfort and convenience you deserve.