Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety. Administered through a small mask that fits over your nose, it is an effective way to calm anxiety, raise your pain threshold, and even make time seem as if it’s passing more quickly. As the gas begins to work, you will become calm, although you will still be awake and able to talk with the dentist.
At the end of your appointment, you’ll resume breathing regular oxygen, and all the effects of nitrous oxide will wear off, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.
During your appointment, you and your doctor will discuss the details of the procedure and the doctor will answer any questions you may have. They will use a special 3D imaging camera to take a photo of your tooth.
Using CEREC’s proprietary software, your restoration will be designed according to your tooth’s appropriate form and function. Then CEREC will use diamond burs to create your restoration out of a piece of high grade ceramic material.
Finally, the ceramic restoration is bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry. Read more about Cerec® Same Day Crowns
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal well suited to pairing with human bone.
A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent implants are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease. Read more about Implant Options
3D Dental Imaging
CBCT is a digital, 3D imaging system that allows a doctor to provide quick, comfortable, and effective dental imaging for precise diagnosis, treatment planning, and the evaluation of certain conditions. The data gathered is used to reconstruct a 3D image of your anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (ENT).
You can take advantage of a more accurate, comfortable dental treatment with CBCT imaging. Special features include:
- A scan that takes less than a minute but provides enough data for a complete diagnosis
- A safer diagnosis, with less radiation than traditional CT scanners
- Increased comfort: you are seated in an open environment with plenty of space
- A cost-effective imaging system
- Data is easily shared, so you can stay informed and be able to make educated decisions on your course of treatment