Same Day Dentistry
The advanced technology of modern dentistry has innumerable benefits. You may be aware that we can achieve esthetic and functional results never before dreamed of, even treating health conditions such as sleep apnea and TMJ/TMD. The improvements in modern dentistry are not confined to results – the process is simpler, faster, and more comfortable.
Our office is equipped with the latest technology, and our elite team of dental professionals remains at the forefront of the latest research and innovations.
The traditional procedure for a dental crown typically takes two or three weeks. After your tooth is prepared, you have to wait while an impression is sent to the lab, and your crown is returned. Although full crowns (requiring extreme reduction of the tooth) are no longer necessary, more conservative inlays and onlays take just as long to fabricate in a lab.
We use a special milling machine, which allows us to fabricate restorations right here in our office. Uncomfortable impressions are replaced with CAD/CAM digital imaging. The computer-guided fabrication process sculpts restorations with precision accuracy, using the latest materials. The process takes about 90 minutes, and you are done!
Although sedation dentistry is always in high-demand among anxious patients, it can also be a great convenience. In some cases, extensive dental works can be completed in a day – without a lengthy, uncomfortable appointment. Rather than scheduling multiple, short appointments, many patients choose to be sedated, and comfortably complete the work in a day.
One of the greatest advancements in dentistry is the development of laser technology. We have a suite of state-of-the-art lasers in our office. This allows us to complete many procedures in less time, with less drilling, and better results! Lasers also cauterize (in oral surgery) and sterilize as they work, preventing infection, and eliminating bleeding. The many applications of laser dentistry include:
- Cosmetic gum re-contouring
- Cleaning root canals
- Curing and strengthening bonding materials
- Early detection of tooth decay
- Gum disease treatment
- Biopsy and lesion removal
- Removing decay and preparing a tooth for restoration
- Activation of specially formulated bleaching gel, for fast teeth-whitening
If you don’t have time for extra trips to the dentist (and who does?) schedule an appointment with Dr. Suh today!