|| In combination with an air/water spray, the Waterlase
HydroKinetic YSGG dental laser is able to replace the dreaded SHOT
in many instances. Since there is no heat or vibration from the Waterlase, the need
for anesthetic (THE SHOT) is eliminated in most cases! Pain free dentistry
is here! Waterlase® YSGG technology uses a patented and unique
combination of laser energy and water to gently and precisely remove
dental decay with no shot, no drill, and no pain in most cases.
|What is Waterlase technology?
Waterlase® YSGG technology uses a patented and
unique combination of laser energy and water to
gently and precisely remove dental decay with
no shot, no drill, and no pain in most cases.
||Is the laser safe?
In the hands of your trained dentist, the Waterlase® is as safe
as other medical devices. With its 2 mm active range from the tip, the laser
provides pinpoint accuracy, reducing the chance of causing damage
to healthy tissues. The primary safety measure necessary during
laser treatment is proper protective glasses.
Waterlase vs. the standard drill
The high speed dental
drill may cause a smear layer,
a layer of dead organic material. The Waterlase®
creates cuts with NO smear layer, providing a better
surface for bonding, and allowing your filling to last longer.
What can Waterlase be used for?
- Decay Removal
- Cavity Preparation
- Complete Root Canal procedures
- Bone procedures
- Reshape "gummy" smiles
- General soft tissue procedures
- General dentistry for enamel and dentin
- Avoid being "numbed"
- Avoid the shot and pain
||Do you snore?|
Do you wake up tired in the morning?
Do you have high blood pressure?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions you could suffer from
Sleep Disorder Breathing.
Sleep disorder breathing (SDB) affects one-third of the US population. It manifests itself in a
myriad of ways- ranging in severity from snoring to a potentially fatal disorder called obstructive
sleep apnea and encompasses everything in between.
Snoring and sleep apnea have been associated with hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, stroke,
Alzheimer's Disease, sexual dysfunction, obesity and even death.
Currently, options for treatment are invasive, painful, costly, and generally not successful.
One-hundred percent of patients complaining of a sleep breathing disorder are first placed on CPAP
(Continuous Positive Air Pressure), a cumbersome machine that forces air into the nasal passages
and down the throat during sleep. Physical side effects include laceration of the bridge of the
nose due to the mask, rawness of the throat and bloating of the stomach. Social side effects
include patient embarrassment and his bed partner's lack of acceptance of the device.
More than half abandon it after the first 3 months. More than half of those still using the CPAP
abandon it soon after.
The majority of patients become frustrated and elect to have surgery-what they feel is the
quickest fix. The American Academy of Sleep Disorders does not deem any surgical procedures efficacious.
(Kind estimates say surgery is 30% to 50% effective.) The possibility of re-growth of tissue or the
resulting change in the physiology of the mouth is very great.
Sleep Disorders Dentistry is the answer to your sleeping problem-a revolutionary dental field
concentrating on the reduction of patients' respiratory distress due to sleep disordered breathing by
way of a painless airway examination and oral appliance therapy.
Our office now has all the tools necessary to alleviate your suffering. We have received
extensive and accredited training* on the Eccovisionã, a suite of diagnostic equipment intended to
assess the patient's airway.
Through a technique called 'acoustic reflection' we can map its circumference and problem areas,
pinpointing what's causing your problem.
We perform two tests-rhinometry and pharyngometry. Rhinometry allows us to make sure your nasal
passages are healthy-and that your sleep breathing disorder isn't caused by an anatomic
problem in the nose. If that is the case, we can refer you to an ear nose and throat specialist.
If the nasal passages are clear and we rule out obstruction, we then can then do a pharyngometer
scan, a test that maps your throat in four different positions.
We take record of your airway patency during the day and then simulate what it looks like during
the night-you don't even have to lay down. From there we can discern the severity of your sleep
disorder breathing problem.
Sleep Disorders Dentistry enters the picture if we find a problem. We treat you using an FDA
certified oral appliance. We can fit and titrate an oral appliance right in our office.
Its purpose? To make sure your airway stays in "optimal breathing position" while you sleep.
An oral appliance is similar to an athletic mouth guard, but much less bulky.
The Oral Appliance, worn only at night, holds your jaw in the position found to be best for
retaining the patency (muscle tone) of your airway, to ensure that it functions properly during sleep.
If you aren't sleeping well, and you think oral appliance therapy might be right for you, please
don't hesitate to give us a call. We'd be glad to schedule an appointment with you or answer any
further questions you might have. Whether it is snoring, sleep apnea or any of the breathing
problems in between-correcting your sleep breathing disorder will improve your health and well-being.
|Information courtesy of Health Technology, Ltd.
Copyright 2005 Health Technology, Ltd.|
Eccovision is distributed by Health Technology, Ltd.
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|You now have a choice for Strong, Beautiful Teeth|
|CEREC by Sirona Dental Systems is the world's only system for the fabrication
of all ceramic dental restorations in
one office visit. With CEREC at your dentist's side, you can be
in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all
ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer! For you, the patient, this means
fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out
of your hectic schedule for dental care. So, why are thousands of
people world wide choosing the CEREC restorative
technique for their dental needs?
|Ceramic Reconstruction step by step|
"Now nearly everyone who needs
straighter teeth can be treated
Get the beautiful smile
you've always wanted
The latest technology
makes it possible.
|Invisalign is the way to straighten teeth using
of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. And it's
been proven effective in both clinical research and in
practices nation wide. So whether your teeth are crowded,
too far apart or have shifted since wearing braces,
you'll have a new reason to smile.
||Upon an initial examination, your doctor decides if
is right for you. Your doctor will write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth, which are submitted to
Invisalign. Using the latest advances in 3-D technology,
Invisalign carefully translates your doctors instructions
into a series of precisely customized aligners. You then wear
each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving your teeth,
gradually-week by week, millimeter by millimeter- until you've
achieved the intended result: Straighter teeth. Generally,
you visit your doctor no more often than you would with braces
and the length of treatment is about the same.
||Zirconia based all-ceramics; the
crowns and bridges to date.
||Conventionally cementable, all-ceramic indications have increased
thanks to a major development from Dentsply Ceramco. Cercon
Smart Ceramics represent an esthetic modality of crown and bridge
treatment based on zirconia frameworks exhibit the highest strength
of any all-ceramic, allowing conventional cementation. A clinical study
at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, found Cercon bridges performed
flawlessly for over three years without a single failure.
alumina and zirconia|
based all-ceramic restorations.
||Nobel Biocare's Procera and
Procera z (zirconia) provide all-ceramic esthetics with the ease
and convieniance of conventional cementation.
A five-year clinical evaluation of Procera restorations showed
a 97% success rate. In another research study using a basic PFM chamfer
margin, the marginal opening of procera was consistantly less than 70
had recurdent decay under existing composite fillings and needed
crowns to replace the maxillary anterior teeth.
a series of PFM and all-ceramic crowns were evaluated, the patient
selected Procera as the final restoration because of it's natural
Dentists prefer Glidewell.
||Valplast is a flexible, biocompatible, |
thermoplastic nylon with a unique
physical and esthetic properties.
Its translucency and three basic
colors allows the patient's natural
tissue tone to appear through
the partial material. Valplast
does not show metal and looks natural;
patients love it!
Reshape Your Smile.
you can get the look you've allways wanted
with new Lumineers bt Cerninate.
- Fix uneven spacing
- Fix visible gaps
- Lengthen short teeth
- Reshape awkward teeth
|Best of all, Lumineers
by Cerinate are applied with a proceedure
that's just as revolutionary as their look.
- No drilling, shots, or pain
- No removal of sensitive tooth structure
- Safe for sensitive patients
What are Mini Dental Implants?|
||Mini dental implants are ultra-small diameter (l.8 millimeter width),
biocompatible titanium alloy implant screws, conceived and designed
over 20 years ago by a dentist, Victor I. Sendax, DDS. Dr. Sendax
originally created the unique design of this unique dental product as
a transitional device to help support fixed bridge replacements for
lost teeth. His novel theory was that mini implants could function
free standing by themselves or in combination with natural tooth
supports and/or larger conventional type dental implants. This was a
revolutionary concept in dental science.|
Ask your Dentist for further information.