During the years that we have been serving patients in Southeast Charlotte, we have seen great advancements in dental technology. As a dentist who stays on the cutting edge of technology, Dr. Richard Van Gurp utilizes progressive equipment such as lasers to improve the quality of care his patients receive.
The Diagnodent laser is a painless scanning device that detects cavities deep in the grooves of the teeth when the cavities are still small, enabling them to be treated conservatively.
In treating gum disease, Laser Dentistry is less invasive and much more comfortable than traditional periodontal surgery. Dr. Van Gurp also uses the dental laser to accelerate the healing time of cold sores and minimize the symptoms of tooth sensitivity. Laser dentistry is often utilized in cosmetic dentistry treatments for a gum lift and to enhance the appearance of healthy teeth.
Anxiety Free Dentistry
We are pleased to be able to offer our patients the experience of effective dentistry without the anxiety! According to a study by the American Dental Association, fear of pain is the most common reason people avoid the dentist. The Wand™ is a revolutionary system of anesthetic delivery that can provide a virtually, if not completely, painless dental injection.
CEREC Same Day Dentistry
Dr. Van Gurp is one of the few dentists in Charlotte, North Carolina to offer CEREC technology for same day porcelain dental restorations. Traditionally, it would take two or three visits to fabricate and place a crown, porcelain filling or veneer. Dr. Van Gurp can now offer these treatments in just one visit.
CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology, allowing Dr. Van Gurp to take a digital impression of the tooth and design a restoration. Using an in-office milling machine, Dr. Van Gurp can fabricate the restoration using high quality, tooth-colored ceramic material.