Recent advancements in dental technology have made dental treatments more effective and less invasive. Technology has made it easier to detect and diagnose advanced dental health concerns earlier for more conservative treatments. Technology has also made dental procedures less painful and reduced downtimes needed after treatments. Dental Technology allows for a more enjoyable dentist office experience and Charlotte, NC family dentist Dr. Van Gurp offers state of the art technology for the benefit of his patients.
- Dental Concern: Cavities
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental concerns. Cavities develop when plaque feeds off of bacteria and begins to erode and eat away at the structure of your tooth. Cavities can cause tooth sensitivity and pain and left untreated will eventually result in the need for a root canal or tooth extraction.
Diagnodent is a pain-free laser that scans the teeth for tooth decay that may not yet be visible to the human eye. With Diagnodent Dr. Van Gurp can detect tooth decay in its earliest stages in the deep grooves of the teeth. When found early, tooth decay can be conservatively treated with a dental filling.
- Dental Concern: Gum Disease
Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection of the gums. Gum disease is an advanced dental health concern that can lead to tooth loss, chronic halitosis, and even systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
Technology: Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry is much less invasive than traditional gum surgery used to remove the bacteria from pockets in the gum. Laser dentistry allows for shorter down times and more effective treatment without the use of sutures. Laser dentistry is also used for gum lifts, tooth sensitivity and healing cold sores
- Dental Concern: Dental Restoration
Porcelain dental restorations are used to fix a myriad of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Dental crowns can be used to cap a root canal, fix a tooth gap or crack, or to fix a cosmetic concern. Dental crowns once had to be sent out to a dental lab to be fabricated. Fabrications could take up to two weeks before being ready to be secured in the mouth.
CEREC is a CAD/CAM technology that allows Dr. Van Gurp to take digital images of your mouth to design a custom fit dental restoration. The digital images are then used in a in-office milling machine to fabricate the restoration on the same visit. One day restorations can be fabricated and fit in jut one visit to our Charlotte dentist office.
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To find out how dental technology can help improve your dentist care contact our Charlotte dentist office. Dr. Van Gurp will work with you to build a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your oral health and build a beautiful smile.
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