Archive for the ‘ Advances in Dental Technology ’ Category

Understanding Sedation in Dentistry

    Dentists use sedation to help relax our patients and reduce fear and pain.  Sedation can easily be administered orally or through inhalation. What Types of Medication are Used? The most common is nitrous oxide (a gas which is delivered through a nose piece).  This is actually a mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen.  […]

All-on-Four Implants

Pre-op condition Post-op zirconium implant bridge For patients who have lost all their teeth or their remaining teeth are hopeless, several options are available.  One of the most advanced and beautiful option is a fixed implant solution. This solution is known by several names:   All-On-4, Fixed Hybrid, Teeth in a Day, Teeth Tomorrow, Malo […]

What’s New in Dental Implantology?

“Immediate implants” and “teeth” are the latest buzz words in dentistry.  Do they work?  Yes, but it depends on the unique situation a patient presents with.  It’s great to be able to remove bad teeth and place implants the same day when it is indicated.  After the implants (the foundation)  are placed, a second decision […]

The Difference Between Cold Sores and Canker Sores, Part II

Laser Treatment of Canker Sore How do we treat canker sores (Apthous Ulcer)? Treatment is pallative,  for comfort only.  These lesions will disappear completely in 7 – 10 days with or without treatment.  The problem is these ulcerated lesions can be quite painful! For a Small Lesion OTC topical anesthetic,  (contains benzocaine, e.g. Orabase with […]

Reliability and Advantages of Dental Implants

3 Components of a Dental Implant   Dental Implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry.  Studies have shown a five year success rate of 95%.  With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. A single tooth dental implant is made up of 3 components.  There’s a titanium screw that fuses to the […]

Spooky Smile

Spooky Smile It’s Halloween time again and are you ready?  Is your smile scary and spooky?  Maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a     cosmetic dentistry makeover.  WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? BLEACHING is a simple smile enhancement procedure.  This is quite affordable and extremely effective if done professionally. DENTAL BONDING is also an excellent cost-effective […]


Let’s face it – – all injections are painful!  Studies have shown that approximately 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear. Now there is a new invention that has been helping us give more comfortable injections.  Called the “DentalVibe”, it works by sending soothing vibrations into the oral tissue as the injection is […]