3D-technology with ideal options – GALILEOS sets new standards combining the lowest radiation dosage with superior image quality. Offering intuitive operation and optimized clinical workflow providing efficiency in both dentistry and 3D diagnostics – proven by numerous international clinical studies. GALILEOS represents the future of dentistry.
Our CEREC technology allows us to custom fabricate and place strong tooth colored crowns and restoration right here in our office and all in a single appointment.
First, we prepare the tooth for your restoration. Next, we use a special optical infrared camera that records the exact dimensions of the prepared tooth directly into the cad/cam computer. Then we carefully design the restoration and select the appropriate material of the proper shade for you specific tooth.
We place this material into a milling machine, which in just a few minutes, shapes it into a beautiful, custom fitted restoration. We then try in the new restoration, add any necessary coloring, and finally bond it into place. With extremely accurate cad/cam technology, you’ll have a strong and beautiful restoration in just one appointment. For many people, it’s hard to take off work so they love it when we tell them that we can make their restoration in one appointment!
This unique computer guided process starts with the patient getting a CT scan done. A surgical and prosthetic treatment plan is created using special IMPLA 3D software. This plan will determine where the implants will be placed during surgery. So we can actually design the placement of the implants on the computer first, and then make a template, so by the time the patient comes back for the surgery, the location of the implants is already predetermined.
This is the technology that I am very excited about. It is a revolutionary technique that allows me to “do the surgery before I do the surgery”.
Before we had to open a big flap to gain access to the bone, whereas today with computer generated templates we can do very small incisions, and we can deliver the implants much faster and with more predictable results. We only used to have 2 dimensional x-rays which we could only kind of guess with a certain amount of accuracy, where to place the implants. But with CT scan we can actually see where the sinus or nerve is, and avoid it if needed. Again, implants are placed though the template, with very small incisions, exactly where we have placed it on the computer.
The CompuDent system featuring the Wand is a computer technology that helps reduce discomfort when the mouth is numbed. The computer precisely controls the speed and pressure of the anesthetic as it flows into the tissue of your mouth. When the CompuDent is started, the wand first produces a small amount of anesthetic and this numbs the area of the mouth where the anesthetic is being delivered. This makes the rest of the delivery much more comfortable. Then, as the anesthetic begins to flow, the computer produces the optimal flow rate so that the anesthetic is absorbed much more easily. With the CompuDent system, we can also just numb the area that we want to treat, often avoiding the widespread numb feeling in the lips and face. CompuDent is a safe and reliable technology that helps eliminate the pain and anxiety associated with dental anesthetic.
Until recently, our only option in taking a dental x-ray was the exposure of a small film packet that took 5-10 minutes to develop. Now the digital era has brought us exciting new technology called digital radiology. Digital Radiography uses computers and small sensors to capture x-ray images. Digital Radiography has many advantages over traditional x-rays; it’s faster, there’s less radiation, and the electronic images can be enhanced and easily stored and retrieved. Instead of the film packets we will use a small sensor that connects directly to a computer. Taking x-rays is faster because the sensor is merely moved from tooth to tooth and your x-rays can be seen on a computer monitor just seconds after. We can see details and make adjustments that allow us to focus on the tooth, the gums, and the jaw bone. The digital x-rays then become part of your dental record and can be easily e-mailed to specialists and insurance companies. Because the sensor is so sensitive, the amount of x-ray radiation is up to 80% less than traditional x-rays. With Digital Radiography we can offer you faster and safer diagnosis and treatment.
Dental lasers help us treat conditions in the mouth using light energy. The laser is very selective, penetrating to a specific depth in the particular type of tissue we want to treat. The tissue absorbs the laser light which agitates the molecules of the tissue causing the tissue cells to gently break apart. This very precisely treats only the desired area leaving healthy gum and tooth structure untouched. There are different kinds of dental lasers and we use them to treat different kinds of oral tissues. We can use lasers on soft tissues like gums or on hard tissues like teeth or bone. We can use lasers to reshape healthy gum tissues, remove diseased gums, decontaminate gum pockets infected with periodontal disease and treat some sores in the mouth. We can also use lasers to remove tooth decay, perform root canal therapy, treat sensitive teeth, and prepare teeth for sealants, bonding, fillings, and other restorations. There are many advantages of using lasers. They are much quieter than a dental drill, and they’re gentle and generally painless so they often require little to no anesthesia. They can minimize bleeding and swelling and they can speed the healing of dental tissues. They also reduce the risk of infection by decontaminating the infected areas. Dental Lasers are a versatile tool for a more comfortable and effective dental treatment.
Sometimes it is important that you see what we see in your mouth. Now we can show you using an intraoral camera. The camera displays full motion video and because it has a built in LED light source it gives us an easy to see picture. We can give you a full tour of your mouth or we can zoom in on any cracks, cavities, or broken fillings. After we have restored your tooth the intraoral camera can let you see up close, your beautiful healthy tooth. The images we capture with the intraoral camera are digital so they can easily be stored as part of your dental record. They can also be easily sent to specialists and insurance companies. Intraoral cameras are a great new tool for dentistry.
Oral Cancer Screening
Bay Dental Solutions strives to prevent oral cancer be providing oral cancer screening to its patients. Oral cancer is a devastating disease that is treatable if caught early.