CEREC Single visit ceramic restorations
Using a new computer aided machine called CEREC, we are now able to make ceramic fillings and crowns while you wait. This technique eliminates the need for messy impressions and temporary crowns. It can also make fillings that last much longer than conventional ones, and they look beautiful!
Laser Cavity Detector (Diagnodent)
The Diagnodent® is an FDA-approved diagnostic laser that is used primarily to locate decay below the chewing surfaces of back teeth in deep grooves and pits. These areas can have decay that is virtually impossible to detect with routine dental instruments.
The Diagnodent®'s laser will detect decay-producing bacteria and gives a digital readout to guide the dentist to take the appropriate action: no treatment, or need for anesthetic. At Elice Dental Care, we use a specialized laser to detect cavities in the pits and grooves of teeth long before they could be found with traditional techniques. With this state-of-the-art instrument, called DIAGNODENT, we are able to keep teeth healthy and natural with early intervention.
Digital radiography is the latest way to take and evaluate x-rays. With digital x-rays, less radiation is needed to produce high-quality images. These quality images can then be evaluated by Dr. Elice on a large flat-screen monitor. This allows for easier detection of any problems. With such a large image, it is also easier for patients to see and understand what is happening with their teeth.
A computer controlled dental injection which can numb a single tooth rather than the face, lips and tongue. The injection is painless.
Elice Dental Care knows that a picture is worth a thousand words – especially in dentistry! Dr. Elice uses small cameras right inside your mouth to take highly magnified digital photos of your teeth. These photos can be displayed on a computer screen for both patient and doctor, and are invaluable in diagnosing and recording dental problems. Intra-oral photos also enable patients to view what the dentist sees when their teeth are being evaluated by the dentist.
State of the Art Infection Control
Dr. Elice and his team pay very strict attention to infection control in their facility and follow OSHA guidelines. The routine protocol for the operatories consists of spraying and wiping with an antibacterial solution of all surfaces that come in contact with the staff and a patient before each patient. Disposable barriers are placed on all handles and points of frequent contact. Each patient receives a new set of disposable barriers. Instruments are individually packaged and sterilized in steam sterilizers. Personal protection items worn by the staff are either disposable or changed every day.