Modern Dentistry With Your Timonium Dentist
At our practice in the Timonium area, we apply our careful attention to detail and investment in quality to the technology we use. Technology serves a vital role in the comfort and accuracy of each treatment, and we strive to stay up-to-date on all of the latest dental innovations available. Dr. Haywood is always looking for new technology that will better his procedures and provide extra benefits for his patients. With cutting edge technology, training, knowledge, and dental skill, we can provide each patient with personalized service that will meet their individual needs.
Some of our dental technology includes:
Digital X-rays | With digital x-rays patients can see the results of their x-rays immediately, and we can project the images of your teeth onto a screen right there in the room. With digital technology, we can spot dental problems early. Dr. Haywood can point out any problem areas and help educate you about your oral health to develop meaningful and effective personal care plans. Digital x-rays are completely safe and emit even less radiation than the standard dental x-ray.
Our patients from Towson, Pikesville, and other Maryland areas benefit from digital radiography, not only because it is more comfortable than biting down on hard x-ray film, but also because it results in as much as 90 percent less exposure to undesirable energy waves. The images produced by this technology are color-enhanced and clear, allowing you to see what we see, and better understand the necessity for treatment.
Intraoral Cameras | Intraoral cameras allow us to get an even closer look at your smile. Using an intraoral camera, we can spot and diagnose issues that we normally might not have been able to see. Our intraoral cameras are a great learning and diagnostic tool that allow us to zoom in and take a closer look at each section of your mouth. This technology allows doctor and patient to gain a clear understanding of the state of oral health so that treatment options can be better discussed.
DIAGNOdent | You’ve taken great care of the surfaces of your teeth. Now if only you could ensure they stay healthy on the inside as well. At The Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re changing the way our clients think about dental visits, making your comfort one of our top concerns. That’s why we chose to use the latest laser technology. It allows us to enhance your dental visits by making them easier, speedier, as well as comfortable. In our soothing environment, laser treatments are ideal whether you’re a busy professional, or have anxiety about your visit.
For instance; we use DIAGNOdent in our Baltimore area practice; a high-tech laser that can detect even small amounts of decay at the earliest stages, sometimes even before it can be seen on an x-ray! The DIAGNOdent pen used for our Towson and Timonium patients will reveal mild problems before any discomfort develops. Goodbye to surprise cavities, as we treat you to the very best in preventative and restorative care.
Another common use for lasers is in Hygiene. Why endure a cleaning the traditional way when you can choose laser dentistry? Our laser technology makes periodontal therapies less invasive so that you leave with a healthy smile minus the discomfort.
Drill-Free, Needle-Free Dentistry | Whether it’s replacing old dental Amalgam (metal fillings) or filling new cavities in our Baltimore, MD practice, the material of choice is now a composite material that can be custom blended to match your teeth. Why should old fillings be replaced? Metal can discolor and age teeth and has even been linked to illness due to mercury content. Over time fillings can wear away, fracture, or fall out. Fillings can become worn at the edges or pull away, subjecting the tooth to the development of decay under the filling. We offer a drill free non-laser technique for fillings to those Baltimore and Towson area patients who may experience anxiety when being treated with a conventional drill, or those who have extremely sensitive teeth. We aspire to have all of our Towson, Timonium, and Baltimore patients maintain a comfort during any appointment, a real possibility with drill free fillings. With our high-tech cavity detection, drill-free laser, and new composite materials, old and new cavities can be filled with minimum damage, “invisibly” protecting your teeth well into the future.
If you are anxious about dental visits, we offer many comforting solutions like needle free fillings that increase your comfort and minimize your time spent in our practice near Towson and Pikesville Maryland. Air abrasion is one of them. With air abrasion, we can gently remove small amounts of tooth decay or cavities without using shots or drills and preserve more of your natural tooth.
During Air abrasion therapy, a thin, steady stream of air and silica is used to remove decay delicately. The procedure is quick and quiet, with no heat, pressure, or vibration! In addition, we save you time by treating more areas in a single visit because air abrasion is so gentle.
Tooth Colored Fillings | Gone are the days when silver fillings are always acceptable. Today, the material of choice is composite resin. This tooth-colored material makes ideal fillings for our Baltimore and Towson area patients. Mixed up at the time of treatment, this material is made to match the color of the patient’s natural tooth. The result of a tooth colored filling from our Baltimore area office is an undetectable restoration. These fillings are also very stable due to the fact that they are bonded to the tooth.
Benefits of tooth colored fillings include:
- Gorgeous appearance with seamless transition between teeth.
- Single-visit completion.
- No risk of leaks.
- Decreased risk of fracture.
Our patients from Baltimore, Towson, and surrounding neighborhoods deserve the best restorative treatments available. Contact us for your tooth colored fillings.
Itero Element | Dr. Haywood uses the advanced and efficient iTero Element intraoral scanner for the benefit of his patients. The intraoral scanner only takes 2 and 1/2 minutes to give your doctor a beautiful 3-D visual of your teeth, so that you don’t have to sit and wait for the traditional 20 minute X-ray. With the iTero Element, there is no tendency toward gagging, so the process is not only quick, but comfortable too. Dr. Haywood and his team can even use this impressive scanner to create a simulation of what your results may look like, so that you can have an idea of what to expect before you have your procedure. The iTero Element scanner has been used for 1.2 million restorative procedures, 1.3 million orthodontic scans, and over 600,000 Invisalign scans for precise and detailed information.
Acceledent Technology | We provide our patients with perfect smiles faster than ever by using the latest in orthodontic technology. Dr. Haywood offers AcceleDent Aura technology to his patients who want to see their straight, beautiful teeth as quickly as possible. AcceleDent Aura can speed up your tooth movement by using SoftPulse Technology. Dr. Haywood will provide you with an AcceleDent mouthpiece and activator that you will use for just 20 minutes each day. AcceleDent technology has been proven to have the ability to decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment by up to 50%. It may even make your orthodontics feel more comfortable.
To find out more about the dental technology available in our office, call us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have if you are in the Timonium area, from Pikesville to Towson!