Just like with other medical fields, new innovations are constantly being made in dentistry. Advances in screenings, treatments and products allow dentists to catch problems earlier and take care of them in a manner that is more effective and convenient for patients. Find out what’s new in our world and learn how these dental technologies might help you at a future visit!
For areas of the mouth that are hard to reach, Vacendak dentists use one of our newest tools, the diode laser. The diode laser treatment kills free-floating bacteria that cannot be cleaned by traditional instruments. This is particularly useful for patients with periodontal disease or those receiving orthodontic care.
Panorex Digital X-Rays
Regular dental x-rays are important so that dentists can view the entire mouth—teeth, roots, jaw, and all. At Vacendak, we use cutting-edge Panorex digital imaging technology to take a full mouth X-ray series with five times less radiation than traditional methods. This is safer and more convenient for our patients and helps the doctors make sound oral health recommendations.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screener
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 55,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2021, and approximately 10,000 will die from the disease or complications arising from it. We take oral cancer screening seriously and utilize the latest technology to examine our patients during regular check-ups. Using a handheld device called the VELscope, our doctors check for early signs of cancer that are invisible to the naked eye.
CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
Vacendak uses the Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) system to offer same-day crowns for patients. Rather than scheduling multiple visits for a crown, our dental team gets the job done in one day. First, we create a digital scan of your tooth or teeth, which generates computer-assisted design images. These images flow directly into our in-office ceramic process, resulting in a fully customized, fitted crown. Since this complete process takes place in our office, it saves you time and gives you a beautiful smile with less delay!
SureSmile Orthodontic Aligner
While invisible aligners have been around for a while, Vacendak has done extensive research to offer what we believe is the best option. The SureSmile process utilizes proprietary digital technology to scan the teeth. Information from the digital scan is then used to create a custom aligner. This fast and precise process eliminates the need for making multiple impressions of the teeth during treatment.