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 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, and snoring remedies. The practice of Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., uses two types of lasers: the VersaWave® Laser (by HOYA ConBio™) and the Lightwalker laser.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 and is non-invasive. Using the Carestream Intraoral Scanner, Dr. Shukovsky can create precise 3D digital images of your mouth that can be used to create customized restorations and cosmetic treatments. These digital images can often replace the need for impressions made with messy putty, for increased patient comfort and convenience.
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.