We are proud to be among the premier Dental Practices in the Fox Valley area that have CEREC CAD-CAM dentistry. This amazing machine allows Dr. Mohan and Dr. Cwiek to make crowns and veneers for our patients in one appointment. That’s right! No more gagging on the sticky stuff used to make a mold of the teeth, no more temporary crowns that often come loose, no waiting for 3 or more weeks for the lab to send your case back and no inconvenience of making a second appointment in your busy schedule! You will now have the entire procedure done in one visit with a camera taking precise digital images of your tooth and the crown designed and cemented to your tooth by the doctor. This machine can also be used to take digital impressions of the teeth for making custom mouthguards and send INVISALIGN cases to the lab .
Cone Beam 3D Imaging
We use the high tech XG-3D imaging system to take 360° 3D images of the mouth, jaw and skull, right in our office. Being able to see any tooth or the jaw joint in a 360° view is a huge advantage which greatly improves the accuracy of many procedures such as dental implants.
Guided Dental Implants
Dr. Mohan utilizes Cone Beam 3D Imaging to design and place implants in the comfort of our office. She loves the precision and peace of mind that Guided Surgery offers her and her patients. This technology allows her to see every facet of your jaw so she can determine the exact location for the implant avoiding major anatomical structures such as the neighboring tooth, the Maxillary Sinus in the upper jaw and the Inferior Alveolar Nerve in the lower jaw. This also allows her to place the implant in the best possible location for a future crown or bridge. Our patients are usually amazed by how short the surgery is (actual time of surgery less than fifteen minutes) and even happier about how minimally invasive and relatively painless the process is. In most cases, there is no need for any sutures or pain medication.
Our office has digital x-ray machines in each treatment room which emit much less radiation than traditional x-ray machines. Digital images on the computer allow the doctor and patient to see small details like cavities beginning between the teeth, so both can see exactly what work needs to be done.
The panoramic x-ray gives a broad overview of the entire mouth. It is also used for evaluating patients with TMJ or jaw joint problems, dental implants, braces, impacted teeth or any recent trauma to the face or teeth. The additional benefits of lower radiation, instant images and archiving of images on the computer make the digital Panoramic X-Ray an invaluable diagnostic tool in our practice.
Our dentists use an Intraoral Camera to show you areas in your mouth that need attention. It allows you to see the structures in your mouth under magnification and helps to understand the treatment that has been recommended. The images are displayed on a television or computer monitor and allow the doctor and patient to view the images together.
Dental Lasers are a revolutionary new technology for dentistry. They offer the patient far more comfortable, gentle procedures. We use the Odyssey Diode Soft Tissue Laser to treat gum disease, eliminate excess gum tissue (gummy smiles) to create a more beautiful smile, for Implant surgery and to treat Cold Sores .With laser dentistry, we can make treatments faster, more effective and with the least amount of post-operative discomfort.
Cavitron Ultrasonic Cleaning
Cavitron is a special instrument used by our hygienist which uses high frequency sound waves to clean teeth. The high frequency sound waves helps to vibrate tartar and stain and helps in removing plaque build up around the gums. This machine cuts down the time a hygienist spends in “scraping” the teeth during a dental cleaning. This also helps kill the bacteria that promote periodontal disease under the gum tissue.