Technology

Advances in dental technology make dental treatment more effective – not to mention comfortable – than ever before. More and more dentists are utilizing digital and laser technologies, which helps to maximize efficiency and minimize discomfort. Cosmetic dentist Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., uses some of the most sophisticated dental technology on the market, including laser dentistry, for treating our patients. Our use of this technology allows us to provide the high caliber of dentistry for which our practice is known.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry involves the use of sophisticated dental lasers to treat both hard and soft oral tissues. Dental lasers can be used in a variety of treatments, including removal of tooth decay, root canal preparation, preparation of teeth for placement of dental crowns, crown-lengthening procedures, periodontal gum treatment, removal of excess gum tissue (laser gum lifting), and cosmetic tooth-shaping procedures. The practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., uses two types of lasers: the VersaWave® Laser (by HOYA ConBio™) and the Lightwalker laser.

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VersaWave® Laser Dentistry

The HOYA ConBio™ VersaWave® Laser is used for a number of hard- and soft-tissue procedures. It minimizes discomfort during dental procedures, often eliminates the need for anesthesia, and reduces bleeding and discomfort after the procedure. The VersaWave® laser allows a dentist to work more quickly and efficiently, which often reduces the number of appointments a patient must make.

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BIOLASE Laser Dentistry

BIOLASE is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art dental lasers, including the diode laser our practice uses for numerous hard- and soft-tissue procedures. BIOLASE systems include advanced computer software, which allows the dentist to pre-determine the oral tissues he will treat during the patient’s appointment.

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Laser Cavity Detection

The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser allows us to detect tooth decay (caries) with great accuracy in just a few seconds, and without any poking or prodding of the enamel. Since the laser detects surface level as well as sub-surface caries, it is a valuable tool in the fight against tooth decay.

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Digital X-rays

DEXIS digital X-rays provide detailed, three-dimensional x-rays of a patient’s teeth, mouth, and cranio-facial structure, without harmful radioactive materials. Digital X-rays enhance our diagnostic and treatment abilities and allow us to detect dental problems in their earliest stages.

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Oral Cancer Detection

The practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., uses the VELscope® system to detect oral cancer in its earliest stages. Early detection is essential to treating this disease.

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Computerized Bite Analysis

The T-Scan® bite analysis system allows Dr. Shukovsky to detect flaws in a patient’s bite quickly and easily, without messy molds or trays. Computerized bite analysis is used in conjunction with numerous restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Digital Photography and Imaging

Digital photography and imaging allows us to take detailed images of a patient’s teeth, mouth, and facial structure – information useful in Invisalign® treatment, porcelain veneers placement, full mouth reconstruction, and other treatments. Digital imaging takes just a few seconds.

Contact Our Laser Dentistry Experts

To learn more about how you may benefit from our use of advanced dental technology, contact the practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D. today. Our office offers laser dentistry and other options to give our patients the best possible dental experience.