We can fabricate crowns and veneers in a single appointment in selective cases using a system called Cerec. This new technology uses a digital video of your mouth and designs the crown or veneer. We also have a milling unit which fabricates the crown or veneer in the same appointment. There are no sticky impressions and no temporary crowns for 2 weeks.
A clean environment is very important to us in our office. Many of our supplies are single use. This means we use them only for you and then they are disposed. When instruments require sterilization we follow all the federal guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have set specific standards for sterilization. We go above and beyond what is required. We use state of the art sterilization. After instruments are cleaned of debris using our Ultrasonic Cleaner and Enzyme Solution, instruments are bagged and processed in our autoclave. Each individual bag of instruments contains a monitor to ensure that the instruments are sterilized. In addition to chemical monitors, we perform Biological testing. Biological testing is the most accurate test of sterilization. This test ensures that all bacteria will be destroyed during sterilization.
Very specific standards have been set to protect patients against contaminated dental water. The current standard states that dental water must meet drinking water standards. Dental water contaminated with "Biofilms" can be very harmful and make individuals very sick. Biofilm is a slimy material that can build up inside the dental pipes and tubes in a dental chair. We hold ourselves to a higher standard and provide water that exceeds drinking water standards. We start with purified water. Purified water is added directly to an independent reservoir on the dental chair. Our dental chair water lines are properly maintained with enzyme solutions to remove harmful biofilms. Our goal is to exceed recommendations and offer the highest quality of water.