Our Dental Technology In Folsom, CA
A New Way to Examine for Oral Disease: VELscope Vx technology is changing the way oral mucosal examinations take place. The VELscope Vx adjunctive device is effective for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities.
The VELscope Vx handheld device emits a harmless, bright blue light that is used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissue (oral mucosa) of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that may be visibly disrupted when tissue undergoes an abnormal change (which can occur in the oral mucosa for a multitude of reasons) such as when associated with dysplasia or oral cancer.
SOPROLIFE The Blue Revolution
Soprolife is more accurate in identifying the development of occlusal and/or proximal carious lesions. The mode potentially speeds up the decision making process in treatment planning and enables safer options for the patients by possibly reducing the number of x-rays. Hard dental tissues will autofluoresce when exposed to the Soprolife’s specific wavelength of blue light and a patented process within the camera is able to display, in real time video, ho the existence of caries (cavities) affects a tooth’s fluorescent signal. Affected areas are easily noted by changes in colors on the video display. Major advantages of this technology include :
- Very early cavity detection with much more certainty
- Provides precision and significant accuracy
- Results in less invasive procedures, less drilling, no unnecessary drilling
- No x-ray exposure
- Simple, fast and painless examination
Dental LoupesGreater visibility provides the ability to see 2.5x greater and on a larger scale. This allows the quality of work to improve because the teeth are much larger in viewing.
Amalgam Separator: Ecofriendly!Mercury is liberated from the process of routinely replacing the silver fillings with natural looking, metal free restorations. With the harmful effects of mercury being discharged in local water streams we wanted to avoid this pollutant contaminating our water resources and made a conscious choice to install Hg5 Amalgam Separator. It provides containment of mercury and amalgam from dental waste lines and is ISO 11143 certified at greater than 99% efficiency.
AMD Picasso Lite Laser
Soft Tissue Dental Laser therapy is usually very comfortable and may not require the use of anesthetic and is used to treat periodontal disease by removing bacteria and infected tissue. Dental lasers also shorten treatment time and healing time and decrease the risk of infection following treatment. In addition, lasers minimize bleeding both during and after treatment, and because they are very precise, we are able to treat the targeted area without affecting nearby healthy tissues.
Isolite MouthpieceTop Patient Advantages of the Isolite Mouthpiece:
- Comfort and rest for opening the mouth, eases muscle fatigue
- Procedures are faster and more efficient (less time in the chair, faster appointments)
- Greater safety; protects throat and tongue during procedures
- Constant gentle suction of saliva, no worry about particles or amalgam pieces
- Better dentistry because of ergonomic ease, superior illumination and maintenance of a “dry field” which is critical for today’s modern bonding materials
Invisalign Certified Connectivity
iTero Element 5D Imaging System combines the cutting-edge technology of the iTero Element portfolio of intraoral scanners, with advanced integrated imaging features, such as NIRI, which aids in interproximal caries detection and clear intra-oral images with the built-in intraoral camera.With one full arch scan, in as little as 60 seconds, the iTero Element 5D Imaging System provides powerful visualization capabilities, including:
- 3D impressions for restorative and orthodontic work
- NIRI imagery
- Intraoral camera imagery
- iTero Time-lapse technology
- Invisalign Outcome Simulator
- Invisalign Progress Assessment