Laser Cavity Detection
DIAGNOdent technology uses a simple laser diode to inspect your teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a known healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. How? First, we aim the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces to give us a benchmark reading. Then, we continue on around your mouth, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As the laser pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, it reflects fluorescent light of a specific wavelength. This light is measured by receptors, converted to an acoustic signal, evaluated electronically to reveal a value between one and 100, then displayed on a screen. Anytime the laser encounters a surface that reads differently than the healthy baseline value, it stimulates emission of fluorescent light of a different wavelength. A reading of 10-20 indicates some enamel softening, pointing to a potential problem area that merits close monitoring. A reading of 21-100 indicates a definite area of decay requiring a filling.
Early Detection, Precise Correction
Using DIAGNOdent technology allows us to catch more areas of decay sooner and with more precision. Further, it requires no x-rays, and is a relatively comfortable procedure. Not only can it help prevent the spread of decay, but catching decay early means fillings required are simpler and shallower, preserving more of the tooth. This allows us to use minimally invasive filling procedures, such as drill-free air abrasion. Finally, we’re able to objectively monitor any suspicious areas without repeated x-rays, harm to tissues, or need for protective measures.
Digital X-rays – up to 80% less radiation, instant images, and much better diagnosis! Dental x-rays are now
as big as a computer screen, allowing us to diagnose problems much earlier before they become serious.
Patient Entertainment System – enjoy your next visit while watching cable television or a DVD movie on a LCD screen 4 feet from your face!
Lumineers – Get the smile you’ve always wanted with no shots or drilling! Ask us if Lumineers are right for you!
Zoom Whitening – NOW AVAILABLE – Zoom 2 !
As seen on the TV show Extreme Makeover – Now, experience the benefits of two weeks of tray whitening in a single 45 minute session. Call us today to see if you are a good candidate for Zoom 2 !
This new technology combines fiber-optics, high volume suction, and ergonomic design to provide the comfort YOU desire (and the illuminated, dry field we need) during restorative dentistry procedures.
Ask us about the ISOLITE!
CEREC – One Appointment Porcelain Crowns!
Experience the magic of a one appointment crown in one hour! No impressions, no temporary crown, no second appointment with another freezing. CEREC utilizes CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture) technology to produce porcelain crowns & restorations in one appointment. Dr. Hoe is one of only a dozen dentists in Calgary who have this amazing technology!
ONE HOUR LATER! – Dentistry by Dr. Andrew Hoe
If you have difficult to whiten teeth and have tried conventional bleaching methods such as tray whitening or power whitening with disappointing results, then Deep Bleaching may be for you. This revolutionary technique combines Zoom Whitening with conditioning treatments which will whiten even the most difficult cases (such as dark gray teeth or tetracycline-stained teeth). Ask us if you are a candidate for DEEP BLEACHING!
The Odyssey diode laser safely and quickly performs many soft tissue procedures for which we previously had too refer our patients to a periodontist (gum specialist). Retraction cords (the little strings which go into the gums around your teeth) for crown & bridge impressions are now a thing of the past.