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Advanced Technology

In-Office CT Scan (3D Cone Beam)

GALILEOS is the absolute state-of-the-art in dental imaging. One 14 second scan will result in a complete 3D representation that shows a patient’s teeth, bone structure and anatomical features such as nerves and sinuses. With Galileos, we able to analyze 3D displays in perfect image quality which enables clear navigation and diagnosis. For patients looking to replace teeth, this technology is absolutely phenomenal as we are now able to perform "virtual implant placement" in advance of actual implant placement. This means a complete elimination of guess-work when placing implants. This offers an incredible advantage of being able to very precisely plan for safe and exact anatomic implant placement by creating a 3D-printed implant-placement guide. This allows for easier, less invasive implant placement and a much better patient experience! The Galileos 3D imaging provides diagnostically significant findings for all dental indications allowing less waiting time, quicker treatment and treatment security.

Benefits 

•    Easy and short process taking less than 14 sec of scan time
•    Immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment planning in one visit in our office.

•    Leads to safer and less surgical time

•    Allows easy treatment coordination with other members of the dental team

 

 

 

In most cases, this technology will replace the need to make alginate impressions.

 

Dentists have traditionally used plaster models of teeth in order to carefully evaluate their patients.  Traditionally, plaster models of teeth are obtained by making an impression of the teeth in the mouth with material called alginate. Many people are familiar with dental alginate impressions at the dental office.  An alginate powder and water mixture are used to create a smooth substance.  A metal or plastic impression tray (that fits the general shape of a patient’s teeth and gums) is filled with this substance. 

The impression tray filled with mixed alginate is then inserted into the mouth and firmly impressed over the teeth and gums to capture a representation of the the dental anatomy.  The patient must sit very still and allow the material to undergo a physical change from liquid to firmly set.  Then the tray is removed, revealing an impression of the teeth and gums.  This impression is then filled with a plaster cast mixture  and left to harden.  After the plaster cast hardens, it is separated from the impression and reveals a plaster cast of the patient’s teeth. 

Models of teeth formed from plaster serve many purposes for the dentist.  For example, when orthodontic treatment is complete, a plaster cast of the teeth is created and shipped via mail to an orthodontic lab so that a retainer can be made to hold the teeth in place after removal of braces. However, in the future, almost all physical plaster models of teeth will be replaced by 3-D digital models on a computer.

 

 

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that is being used by some dentists to remove tooth decay and for other applications.

During air abrasion, an instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay. During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. These particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air or a gas that runs through the dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The particles of decay are then "suctioned" away through a thin tube. Click here for more information.

CEREC Crowns

One Visit CEREC Crowns in Montgomeryville. Patients from all over Bucks County and Montgomery County areas love the time savings our CEREC system provides.

Cerec is a CAD/CAM technology that saves you time by not having to come in for a second appointment to get your porcelain crown placed.  The crown is milled at Dr. Skovron's practice while you wait. Without using this technology, impressions are taken of your teeth and sent to a dental lab with instructions from your dentist.  It could take 1 to 2 weeks for the final crown to come back from the lab and during this time you would have to wear a temporary crown until its ready.  Now with CEREC, digital impressions are taken of your smile and this information is immediately sent to the CEREC machine to create a beautiful natural looking restoration

If you have old crowns you want to replace in the Bucks County or Montgomery County areas please give us a call. If you have greying around the gumline from an old porcelain fused to metal crown, it may be time to improve the esthetics and get an all porcelain restoration.

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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is an umbrella term for surgical treatments such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions and bone grafting. Dental implants, an excellent solution for missing teeth, are surgically placed tooth roots that hold dental crowns in place. A wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended if there isn't enough room in your mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth and they become impacted, partially erupted or infected. Bone grafting transfers bone from one part of the jaw to another, usually to accommodate a dental implant. While a general dentist can perform some oral surgery procedures, an oral surgeon is required for others.