The Latest Dental Technologies
We also have memory foam dental chairs with radios for our patients’ comfort. Dr. Fu explains every dental treatment in easy-to-understand terminology, and she is more than happy to answer any question a patient may have about their dental treatment choices.
Our goal at Daybreak Dental is to provide the very best dental services to our guests in an atmosphere of personalized comfort, skilled treatment, beautiful office surroundings and state-of-the-art equipment. We want each person’s dental experience to be a positive one and take the time to get to know and enjoy our dental family while we provide them with quality dental care. We take great pride in overcoming the common problem of patients’ dental anxieties and work to build a team effort with each person towards reaching their optimum dental health goals and a cosmetically beautiful smile.
An intra-oral camera is about the size of a pen, so it fits easily into your mouth. We are able to see a magnified color replica of your teeth and gums.
Air Abrasion – Drill-Free Dentistry
Think of an air-abrasion system as a mini-sandblaster. Instead of turning on a whirring drill, a dentist gives you a pair of goggles and then directs a thin, high-speed stream of air-blown microscopic particles that gently removes decay from your tooth.
There’s no heat, no vibration, and many times it’s all done without numbing your mouth. You’ll feel some coolness but it won’t hurt. A suction hose removes the gritty particles, which are made from aluminum oxide, a tasteless substance commonly found in toothpaste. It’s harmless if accidentally swallowed, although your dentist may place a thin rubber sheet (called a rubber dam) in your mouth to keep you from breathing the particles.
An air abrasion system works best on small cavities that will be filled with nonmetallic materials. It’s generally used to repair early tooth decay before it spreads. Because this system can be precisely directed, there’s less tooth structure lost in preparing for a filling. And unlike regular dental drills, air abrasion systems won’t produce tiny fractures in tooth structure. A more recent application of air abrasion is in the relatively new field of MicroDentistry. Thanks to the successful introduction of fluoride into water supplies and toothpastes, tooth surfaces have become more resistant to decay. But decay is still around. Only now, it’s concentrated in tiny, hidden parts of the teeth, where it can easily be missed until it has broken into the softer inner portion of the tooth (dentin or pulp).
Because it can precisely remove very tiny layers of tooth structure, air abrasion is a major part of MicroDentistry techniques. Special dyes locate tiny pockets of decay, air abrasion gently opens and cleans out the decay, and then the tooth is bonded with one of the new, filling materials or a tooth-colored sealant.