The Future of Dentistry is Here...
Staying true to our practice name, at New Generation Dental Center we pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dental technology. We thoroughly research every new technology we bring into our office and we only offer the highest quality and most advanced equipment available. Not only do our patients appreciate the thought and effort that goes into adopting new dental technologies, but they also reap the benefits by having more thorough yet less invasive treatments that produce better results!
3Shape TRIOS Digital Impression Scanner
The 3Shape TRIOS creates next-generation digital impressions by capturing hundreds of 3D photos and combining them into a virtual model on a computer, as opposed to traditional impressions (i.e. gagging on goopy trays that have to stay in the mouth for up to 7 minutes to set). The restorations tend to fit better, and on average, require fewer adjustments. Our patients love the TRIOS because it's quick, easy and comfortable, and they never have to gag again!
DIAGNOdent is the revolutionary new way to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay. By using this new technology, we are able to target and treat all of your small problem areas before they turn into larger issues that require more complicated procedures. DIAGNOdent features a harmless laser beam that measures the fluorescence of the tooth. If there is any decay (even a small amount that isn't picked up on X-rays), the machine will alert the dentist, and the tooth can be treated before the cavity progresses any deeper, thus saving the patient money on more extensive treatments.
Track Light Monitor
The Track Light Monitor enhances patient experience while improving efficiency and case acceptance. Patients can relax while enjoying their favorite DVD or TV program, so anxiety is reduced without the use of traditional sedation methods. In addition, the dentist is able to educate the patient by allowing him or her to see digital X-rays and intra-oral camera images on the monitor before, during and after treatment.
The Florida Probe is a high-tech diagnostic system used in the fight against periodontal disease. It measures the health of the gum tissue around each tooth and is quicker and more comfortable than traditional periodontal probing. It allows us to chart and monitor the health of your gums and bone, in order to treat potential problems before they become serious and/or require more treatment.
The Odyssey Laser is the latest laser technology available for soft tissue (gums) and preventative care. Our patients' benefits include less pain and discomfort during the healing phase after their treatment. Without the need of additional injected anesthetics, soft tissue is vaporized and modified without bleeding. The diode is safe, no X-rays are emitted, and the resulting laser wound is self-sealing. There is no suturing required. Because there are no scalpel incisions or charring associated with electrosurgery techniques and less trauma to the gums than with retraction cord, there is a very low chance of infection or poor healing.
The VELscope is a revolutionary hand-held device that provides the dentist with an easy-to-use mucosal examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue. It is based on the direct visualization of tissue fluorescence and the changes in fluorescence that occur when abnormalities are present.
The VELscope emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, and the dentist is able to differentiate between healthy tissue and pre-cancerous tissue. This examination is recommended for ALL patients over the age of 18, since it allows us to catch pre-cancerous lesions before they become cancerous and cause catastrophic damage to the patient.
Our office only uses digital radiography, which exposes the patient to 80% less radiation than with “wet films”. The digital images instantly appear on the screen and can be e-mailed and archived as necessary. In addition to the reduced radiation and increased patient comfort, the resulting images are also clearer and allow the dentist to detect smaller lesions that may not be visible on film. Images can be colorized, magnified, brightened and/or darkened as necessary, which is also beneficial to help educate the patient about what is going on in his or her mouth.
Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Scaler
The piezoelectric scaler is a specialized tool that is used during hygiene appointments. The ultrasonic scaler moves extremely fast in a back-and-forth motion, quickly and painlessly blasting away debris and bacteria from the teeth and gums. Studies have shown that ultrasonic scalers are gentler to teeth than hand instruments, which results in more comfortable appointments for patients, as well as more predictable results after treatment. The piezoelectric system we use in our office is able to deposit medicated rinses, such as fluoride and chlorhexidine, as well as warm water, under the gums during treatment to help soothe irritated tissues to allow for quicker healing and better results.
DexCam Intra-Oral Camera
The Intra-Oral Camera is a fascinating innovation in dentistry that allows the client and the dentist to look deep into the mouth and observe the teeth at a very close angle. This wand-like camera transfers images to a television and can see so close to a tooth that it can show mini fractures, chips, secondary decay, wear down of the teeth, damaged and broken fillings and crowns and even gum disease. The Intra-Oral Camera is a wonderful educational tool for patients so they can learn about their mouths to help them on their journey to overall dental wellness.
Invisalign and MTM
Clear aligners are the future of orthodontic treatment. Invisalign and MTM (which stands for Minor Tooth Movement) incorporate a series of invisible (clear) plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth and are designed to move your teeth gradually into the desired position. Clear aligners are a favorite choice for orthodontic treatment, primarily because the removable aligners (less than one millimeter thick) are designed to be more esthetically pleasing than conventional wire-and-bracket dental braces for treating certain types of minor misaligned tooth problems.