An Advanced Approach to Dental Care
At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, we use the latest dental technology to identify and correct dental problems. Our Willoughby Hills dentists Dr. Wallace has dedicated their time to studying the latest technology to provide the best care for our patients.
Learn more about the benefits of dental technology by contacting our Willoughby Hills office at (440) 210-0999, or contact us online by filling out our online form. Read on to discover how you may benefit from treatment performed with advanced dental equipment.
Our Dental Technology
DEXIS CARIVU™ — CARIES DETECTION DEVICE
As a totally digital dental office, our dentists use low-radiation digital cavity x-rays. We’re also one of the first offices to use the no radiation NIR computer-enhanced Dexis CariVu system to diagnose cavities and cracked teeth more accurately and earlier than ever before.
FIBER OPTIC TRANS ILLUMINATION CAVITY DETECTION
Using a fiber-optic trans-illuminator, our dentists can accurately diagnose dental caries. The device moves seamlessly over teeth, concentrating a beam of light onto the tooth surfaces.This light is able to detect cavities that have developed not only between teeth, but also beneath restorations or cosmetic dental work such as bonding. Our trans-illuminating diagnostic tool also aids in the detection of tooth fractures.
HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL X-RAYS
X-ray technology has advanced significantly over the past few decades. Today, we’re able to gain a better view of all areas of the mouth while also improving patient comfort, and decreasing our carbon footprint on the environment. Digital imaging is fast and convenient, and emits very low levels of radiation, making X-rays far safer for the patient and our staff.
Advanced digital imaging also eliminates the need for dental films and the chemical used for processing. Because images are immediately available for viewing on our in-house computer system, we can show patients the results of X-rays, giving them a better understanding of their dental needs.
AIR-ABRASION FOR NO-DRILLING FILLINGS
Detecting cavities in their early state is ideal and being able to repair the damage from small cavities is made easier with micro-air abrasion. This technology, which delivers a stream of microscopic particles to the damaged portion of a tooth, replaces the need for drilling in many cases, as the particles gently remove decay with great precision. With air abrasion, the noise and vibration of the dental drill can be eliminated. Many people find they can go through the dental filling process without anesthesia, eliminating injections, even if more than one tooth needs repair.
VIBRAJECT ANESTHESIA SYSTEM
One of our biggest priorities is patient comfortability. One way in which we deliver the highest possible quality of care is to use tools that help us achieve greater comfort. The Vibrajet anesthesia system eliminates the mild pinch that’s felt with the application of local anesthetic. Even with numbing cream, many patients report finding injections painful. With this small tool, sensations of pain are blocked, as slight vibration stimulates the nerve endings during injections.
LASER GUM TREATMENT
Research has shown that the use of lasers in addition to scaling and root planing significantly improves the results from non-surgical treatment of gum disease. The use of lasers in dental treatments aids in the reduction of pain, bleeding, and post-treatment swelling.
ORAL DNA TESTING
Oral DNA testing is an advanced technology that provides quick, simple saliva testing for patients, allowing our dentists to identify the likelihood of gum disease development. Those who are being treated for gum disease can also benefit from oral DNA testing, as it’s a way to determine the most suitable form of treatment based on the specific types of bacteria at work in the mouth.
Visit Dr. Wallace at Smile Brighter
The dentist at Smile Brighter is here to help you improve your oral health. We believe in providing each patient with the tools to enjoy their healthiest smile. Our Willoughby Hills dentists are ready to service you with the latest and greatest technology for various procedures. Schedule your appointment by giving us a call at (440) 210-0999.