TechnologyWe have assembled some of the best that technology has to offer so that you can benefit from the highest degree of dental care available in the Timonium area. In our practice, diagnosis and treatment of dental disease is aided by:
Digital Radiography benefits our Baltimore area patientsDigital radiography in dentistry is far advanced from what other Baltimore, Lutherville, and Towson area offices are still using. To capture the best possible image of your teeth, gums, and underlying tissues, we ask you to hold a small sensor between your teeth for a short time. This sensor communicates to a computer through a thin wire. An x-ray beam is then delivered through the teeth to the sensor, resulting in the production of an image in the computer's software. The sensor is repositioned to capture images of various areas of the mouth.
Our patients from Towson, Baltimore, 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.
DIAGNOdentYou'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 dentistryWhether 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 Baltimore 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.
Intra-oral Videocam for your best Baltimore dental careProviding excellent dental care, we utilize an intra-oral video camera in our Baltimore area practice during our physical examination, offering a real-time view of the patient's oral condition. 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. If you live near Towson or Baltimore and wish to experience the best in dental care, allow us to optimize your oral health with our intra-oral videocam.
Tooth Colored FillingsGone 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.