Advanced technology, extra certifications, and sophisticated equipment have made Dental Oahu practices versatile and comprehensive in the procedures and services provided. Digital X-rays, certifications in Invisalign clear braces, and Cerec Crown fabrication machinery means that excellent preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry can be practiced in the same office. That saves patients time, money, and aggravation.
Dental X-rays used to be a time consuming, painful, and expensive ordeal. Digital X-rays take less time and money, cause no pain, and provides the dentist with better views of the teeth, bite, and gum line. That helps with routine oral care, as well as diagnosing problems, and consulting on possible treatments. Uneven wear on teeth, for example, can be seen better, diagnosed faster, and resolved before further damage can be done.
A patient complains of stiffness or pain in one area of the mouth in the mornings. The dentist can look at the digital X-rays and diagnose the problem as teeth grinding while sleeping. The patient is fitted for a night guard and the grinding stops. The teeth are protected, the patient is no longer in pan, and teeth will not wear down any more, or break and crack. Crowns and implants are avoided.
Restorative dental in Oahu can also be completed quicker and more cost-effectively. A ceramic crown for an implant or tooth, used to take at least two dental appointments, a temporary crown, and a week or two wait before a permanent one could be made in a dental laboratory. A Cerec Crown machine can now fabricate a ceramic crown in about one hour right in the dentist office. That saves a lot of time and money.
There is no wait time, no laboratory fees, and no second appointment is needed. Not all offices have this technology. It requires an investment from the dentist in both money for the advanced technology, and time in training for certification. Dentists choose to do so for the convenience and overall oral health of their patients.
The advanced technology is also used in cosmetic procedures for aesthetic crowns. Other cosmetic procedures include professional whitening, clear braces, porcelain veneers, and teeth bonding. Bonding is a thin layer of white composite material that can be bonded to teeth to create a white smile and the look of straight and uniform teeth.