Category: Technology


Technology at Ashford Dental Care


State of the Art Equipment and Technology The Cerec SystemAn advanced CAD/CAM computerized system for the in-office fabrication of all dental restorations in a single visit.With the Cerec system we can create a permanent porcelain crowns, onlays and veneers in one office visit! Fewer office visits, less drilling, fewer injections and less time out of your hectic schedule. The Biolase Dental Laser; is used by us for a variety of treatment procedures. Many types of patient care are more patient friendly with a laser than with alternative traditional methods. We have devoted training time and expense to be able to bring you the many advantages of this exciting new technology. The dental laser uses a beam of light in place of a scalpel to perform delicate gum surgery. Benefits of the laser include less discomfort after surgery, virtually no bleeding and reduced risk of infection. Some minor procedures can actually be performed without anesthesia. Among other uses, laser surgery offers a patient- friendly approach to enhancing a smile by reshaping the gum lines. Lasers are also being used to speed up the bonding process. Digital OPG Ortho Pathopgraph An important tool to help us diagnose complicated oral health problems. Digital OPG technology generates a wide range of images of the head, teeth and airways in under one minute and also reduces radiation exposure to 20% of conventional imaging systems. The images allow us to detect oral abnormalities such as oral cysts and buried teeth. The Digital OPG images are also a perfect tool for treatment planning of other dental procedures such as dental implants and diagnosis of TMD. IntraOral Cameras Allow us the ability to share with you a tooth-by-tooth view of your dental health. This allows you to see problems such as worn-out, defective fillings, fractured teeth, decay, bleeding gums and plaque. . Computer imaging improves communication between you and your dentist by allowing both of you to visualize, evaluate and agree on treatment before you invest your time or money. By having the opportunity to see what we sees you can better discuss the treatment plan for restoring your mouth to optimal health The CASEY and GURU Patient Education System Interactive patient education systems specifically designed for the modern dental practice. Featuring full-motion video, 3-D graphics, computer animation and easily understandable narration Both the CASEY and GURU systems allows you to fully visualize our treatment plan and how you can obtain that healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. T Scan One of our newest and most exciting technologies is the T-Scan Computerized Occlusal Analysis System. This powerful diagnostic tool allows Dr. Patel to accurately measure occlusal timing and force. The T-Scan occlusal analyzer has met this challenge, and we are now able to effectively reduce the risk of:

  • Implant failure
  • Traumatized teeth
  • Severe gum recession
  • Tooth notching
  • TMJ discomfort
  • Unstable splints
  • Porcelain failure
  • Fractured teethThe heart of T-Scan technology is a disposable, extremely thin, flexible sensor. By biting and chewing against the sensor, a three dimensional view of your bite is displayed on our computer screen. We can then easily adjust the bite and check our work with the sensor. The process is repeated until the biting forces are equalized.Is an important tool to help us diagnose complicated oral health problems. Digital OPG technology generates a wide range of images of the head, teeth anActiveFolder

Air abrasion Air abrasion can help the dentist provide better care while providing you greater comfort during your visit. If the whine of the drill sets your nerves on edge, you may be an excellent candidate for air abrasion. This advanced new technique painlessly removes microscopic amounts of tooth decay, sparing healthy tooth structure in the process. A thin direct stream of aluminum oxide particles driven by compressed air at high velocity “blasts” away decay with virtually no loss of healthy tooth material.