Technology improves our lives in many ways, from making it easier to connect with long-distance family and friends to streamlining everyday tasks like buying groceries or getting around town. Technology has even revolutionized your trip to the dentist! At VIP Smiles, we are proud to use the latest dental technology and tools in Syracuse, UT to make your time in the office better and to make your treatments faster and more effective. To learn more about advances in laser dentistry, cavity detection, and other services, continue reading, then call VIP Smiles today to make an appointment with our cutting-edge team!
Advanced Cavity Detection
Cavities are one of the most common problems discovered during a dentist appointment. Caused by sweet or acidic foods along with poor brushing habits or techniques, cavities are a form of tooth decay that can deeply impact your oral health and your overall health. Faster, more accurate cavity detection means we can help patients prevent further decay and find a solution sooner. Fortunately, there are several advances that are making great strides.
The Original Method
The original technology method for detecting cavities includes very little technology. A dentist will visually examine your teeth and gums and may use tools to probe the softer areas to detect any tactile changes. They may also use dental X-rays to search for shadows indicating cavities. We still believe that these kinds of examinations are important to a patient’s oral health, but at VIP Smiles, we also take advantage of other, more advanced techniques.
The advanced cavity detection technologies that we at VIP Smile use include:
- CariVu: Infrared Cavity Detection
- DIAGNOdent: Laser Cavity Detection
Custom Dental Crowns in One Visit
Detecting cavities is only the start. Addressing tooth decay can come with its own complications — and technological solutions. One way dentists treat tooth decay is with dental crowns, and new advances have made this treatment option easier than ever.
If you have never needed a dental crown before, then you may not know how uncomfortable and time-consuming the process typically is. Crowns need to be custom-made in order to properly fit your teeth, which means you often have to begin the process with messy molds and impressions. Then, the crown has to be manufactured according to those specifications, and patients are sometimes asked to wear a temporary crown in the meantime. VIP Smiles currently has a technology that can change every step of that process.
The advanced dental crown options that we at VIP Smile use include:
- CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Simple and Painless Dental Fillings
When people avoid the dentist, it’s often because they’re worried about the possibility of invasive procedures like dental fillings or root canals. Given how those procedures have been handled in the past, with shots and drills, we don’t blame you! As important as dental fillings are for your health and comfort, anything involving a drill often makes people cringe. Thanks to air abrasion and microdentistry, the VIP Smiles team can leave the drill behind and still effectively treat your oral health concerns!
At VIP Smiles, we ditched the drill in the 1980s with the advent of microdentistry and air abrasion, and we have since used these new techniques to place thousands of dental fillings.
Treat Cold Sores and Canker Sores
At VIP Smiles, we can do more than take care of your teeth, especially with help from technological advances like laser dentistry. Laser dentistry provides all sorts of benefits to individuals. There is a difference between cold sores and cankers, and sometimes they cannot be cured, but we offer different treatments to help manage them.
Solve Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Another way VIP Smiles goes above and beyond a traditional dentist office is through the snoring and sleep apnea treatments we offer. Snoring can disrupt your partner’s sleep, and sleep apnea can deeply affect not only your quality of sleep, but also your overall health. The VIP Smiles team is here to help!
Whether our goal is to help you sleep better or regain comfort and confidence in your smile, VIP Smiles is determined to use the best technology available to make every visit and treatment as quick and easy as possible! We have been implementing state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and materials here in our dentist office for more than 30 years, and we are confident that, along with our team’s dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction.