Minimally Invasive Technology

The key to preserving teeth for a lifetime is to not weaken them during decay removal by drilling away healthy tooth structure. Recently, a new, minimally-invasive tool - the ceramic tooth sparing bur - has become available to dentists, allowing them to selectively remove the decayed section of a tooth while preserving its healthy portion. Traditionally, metal or diamond coated burs are used to remove tooth decay.

CEREC, the originator and innovator of dental CAD/CAM (Computer-aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing) technologies, has been developing and improving its technology over the past thirty years, making it the leader in its technological field.

Teeth have many different color nuances. It is important to be able to identify and match each and every tooth shade in order to get an exceptionally natural-looking smile. Old fashioned methods that used color tabs held against the teeth required a dentist's opinion and color-matching skills. Conversely, Dr. Alex Shvartsman utilizes a small, computerized handheld device that captures a tooth's hue, value, and chroma in order to create a precise color match. This approach allows his patients to receive the finest, most natural looking resorations that dentistry can offer!

Ever wonder how dentists tell when all the decay is removed from a tooth? All dentists are taught to fel around with a sharp pick in order to determine if the tooth's density is soft or hard. Unfortunately, tactile ability and interpretations of "how soft is soft" varies between dentists.

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