High-Tech Dental Equipment Dentist Lake Leelanau, MI

Have questions about our dental technology?

Our holistic dentists are always looking for ways to improve patient care. It is our goal to always adapt to new technology to provide the best dental services.

Our dental team is dedicated to providing you with the best care possible. Check out our latest technology below to learn how we look out for you and your family.

Our High-Tech Equipment

CEREC

Our same day dentists can plan and place your CEREC crown in one appointment. First, they’ll need to remove enough enamel from the tooth so the dental crown fits comfortably over top. Next, your dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth. Using these impressions, your dentist will be able to create your ceramic crown right in front of your eyes using computer-aided design and manufacturing.

We have a milling machine in our office that will precisely sculpt your dental crown from a block of ceramic. Ceramic crowns look like natural tooth enamel and are strong enough to last for years. Your same day dentist will make sure that your new tooth crown matches the natural color of your enamel so you can smile with confidence.

Sirona CBCT

CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. When regular dental x-rays aren’t sufficient, our dentists use a 2D-3D cone beam scanner to take pictures of your teeth, gums, and jaws. A cone beam scanner even creates 3D dental imaging of your nerve pathways, which will be used by your dentist to plan treatment. We use the information from the scan to determine the best places for dental implants based on bone quality.

The Wand

Are you afraid of needles? Good news! Our holistic dentists use the Wand®️ to provide anesthesia to one tooth, eliminating the discomfort of a completely numb mouth. The Wand looks much like an ink pen and has a much smaller needle than the typical syringe, allowing your dentist to control the flow of anesthesia to your tooth.

Biolase Waterlase & Diode Lasers

While drilling exerts pressure on your teeth, Waterlase is able to precisely cut through tissue without heat or vibration. Not only does this improve your comfort during a procedure, but it can also reduce your need for anesthesia, injections, and drilling.

Since Waterlase is highly precise, we’re able to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible when removing cavities.Waterlase can also be used to reduce bleeding and discomfort during gum disease treatment.

DEXIS CariVu

Our dentists use the DEXIS CariVu™ to detect cavities, cracks, and other damage to your teeth. CariVu works by illuminating your tooth with near-infrared light. Any damage to your tooth will show up as a dark area on our monitor, similar to x-ray images. Using CariVu helps our dentists quickly diagnose oral health issues, streamlining your treatment.

Tekscan Occlusal Analysis

An uneven bite doesn’t just affect the appearance of your smile. An overbite or underbite can lead to pain while chewing, uneven wear of tooth enamel, and even TMJ disorder. Fortunately, our dentists are able to perform a Tekscan™ bite adjustment to better understand the relationship between your upper and lower teeth when you bite down, chew, and rest.

We’re also able to use Tekscan to check how your new fillings, dental crowns, and other restorations fit over teeth. Our dentists want to make sure that your new tooth restoration fits comfortably and doesn’t interfere with your bite. If you feel pain or discomfort while chewing, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible to evaluate your bite.

Our holistic dentists are always interested in using the latest dental technology to improve patient care. To schedule your appointment with one of our Lake Leelanau dentists, call (231) 256-9142.