When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr.Yen and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality for your dental care.
CEREC is a method used by Dr. Yen to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth-colored in a single appointment!
Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for digital dental radiographs is extremely minimal which is why Dr. Yen utilizes digital imaging technology in the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50-80 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging also helps us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
In addition, digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, the laser targets gum tissue.In laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dr. Yen utilizes intraoral camera technology which helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order to aid usin diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
These images can be printed for you, other specialists, the lab or insurance companies.