Amazing technology

i-Cat Scan

icatThree-dimensional imaging – safe and secure.

The i-Cat Scan is a dental imaging machine that provides high quality, digital imaging making it cost effective, safe and fast.

Computer controlled software delivers a quick and easy 3D scan of the patients head which provide the dentist with information that can be used for dental treatment.

For example:

TMJ
Sleep Apnea
Dental Implant assessment
• Reconstruction / Extraction

Digital Patient Charts

All our patient charts are digital (not paper charts) so they are accurate, efficient and never get lost so we can find you fast.

What is i-CAT for?

i-CAT is a form of computer-aided tomography (CAT, sometimes called computed tomography, CT), known as cone-beam. You could think of the machine similar to an old coin-operated photo booth. While you are sitting in the chair it takes a series of pictures. These are then assembled by the computer into a three-dimensional image of your dental anatomy.

The benefits of i-CAT

i-CAT is comfortable and quick. Instead of the old bitewing x-rays, you just sit in a chair and, in less than a minute for most cases (and sometimes as little as 8.5 seconds!), it performs the scan.

i-CAT also helps to assess areas of concern in high-resolution and 3-D. This can aid in planning your treatment and ensuring you receive the best possible treatment. The i-CAT allows Dr. Westman to image parts of the head and mouth, such as the temporomandibular joint, that are sometimes difficult to view with more traditional tools. The data is easily transferable, so Dr. Westman can work more effectively with other dental professionals, like orthodontists, when necessary.


TENS (Transcutaneous Electro Neural Stimulation)

tenstensA TENS machine relaxes your face and jaw muscles by delivering gentle pulses to the facial muscle. The gentle pulsation and massage of the muscles increases blood flow, helps ease any discomfort and relaxes the muscles in your face and jaw, enabling us to determine your most natural bite position.

Being in a new jaw position might keep you from grinding, having migraines, breaking teeth, having neck or other muscle pain, halt ringing of the ears, stop vertigo (dizziness), and may eliminate TMJ pain.

Dr. Westman wants you to be comfortable with our amazing technology. We want you to have YOUR perfect smile.


CEREC® Omnicam

cerecCEREC Omnicam’s revolutionary design features a completely new, ergonomic handpiece and special optics to guarantee un-surpassed intraoral access. New ColorStreaming allows continuous capture of the oral cavity as well as displaying the 3D data in full color – an industry first. Operator convenience has been greatly improved by making the system completely powder-free while retaining Sirona’s high standards for precision.

Designed for Access

Slim, rounded camera tube allows easy rotation of the camera in the intraoral space. The tiny camera tip guarantees the best lens positioning anywhere in the mouth.

Color Streaming for Confidence

As the camera moves over teeth, a photorealistic image is displayed in full-color with crisp clarity and impeccable detail delivering a new level of clinical confidence.

Powder-Free for Convenience

No need to apply reflective medium makes capturing images easier and faster than ever— and with Sirona’s industry-leading precision.
According to Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer, Vice President, CAD/CAM and Chief Technology Officer for Sirona Dental Systems, “The development of the CEREC Omnicam represents a technical revolution, optimally balancing the needs of perfect operator convenience in handling, with highly precise restorative outcomes. We have achieved an elusive goal by marrying the precision of the market-leading CEREC Bluecam with unsurpassed ease of use.”

CEREC Omnicam perfectly balances all requirements for a chairside CAD/CAM camera with operator convenience while introducing another Sirona first – full color. Other new features and benefits:

  • Records 2D and 3D data, the first intraoral camera to do so
  • Captures half-arch and full-arch impressions with industry-leading speed
  • Anti-shake features automatically eliminate substandard images
  • Provides a uniform field of illumination for increased precision

NightLase®

Fotona’s NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.

Simple, Safe and Effective

Fotona’s patented Er:YAG laser modality optimizes the length of laser pulses, allowing for the safe penetration of heat into the oral mucosa tissue. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.

NightLase is easy for any doctor or dentist to perform and has a high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.


NuCalm®

With NuCalm you can manage your fear without drugs

image-nucalm-1Dental anxiety is not uncommon. Many people are afraid of the dentist. In the past, drugs and narcotics were used to tame people’s fears. Now, with the new technology of NuCalm, your body and mind are relaxed into the first stage of sleep.

The added bonus of a NuCalm treatment is the calming effects can last for hours, even days, after your appointment, and because NuCalm relaxes your nerves and your muscles, it can also relieve tension in your head, neck, and upper back muscles.

Since NuCalm is not a drug or narcotic, it doesn’t cause any negative side effects. That means there’s no recuperation time. You can head straight back to work after your treatment and there’s no need to arrange for someone to drive you home.

Just 4 simple steps

In just 4 simple steps, NuCalm will soothe your dental anxiety, keeping you calm, relaxed and ready to face your treatment:

  1. First you’ll chew dietary supplements that use nutrient-sourced building blocks to counteract your body’s release of adrenaline.
  2. Next we’ll place micro-current stimulation patches behind your ears.  This will bring you to relaxation more easily.
  3. The third step is noise-dampening headphones to slow your brain waves to a pre-sleep stage speed of 8Hz-12Hz/second with neuro acoustic software and music.
  4. The final step is light-blocking glasses to block out any visual stimuli that might bring you out of your relaxed NuCalm state.

Finally you can relax…without drugs

logo-nucalmDuring the pre-sleep stage, known as the Alpha sleep stage, your body and mind are downshifting into sleep. Your brain waves slow down, but you are not yet asleep. You are conscious – able to speak and respond – but you are incapable of becoming anxious because of the slower brain wave speed.

Your NuCalm experience will be very similar. During the pre-sleep stage, it’s quite common to experience sensations known as hypnagogic hallucinations.  You may feel like you are falling, think you hear someone calling your name, or have slight, involuntary twitches or daydreams.  You can expect these same sensations with your NuCalm treatment.

Send your dental anxiety into the past

98% of the over 140,000 patients that have used NuCalm during their dental treatment, said they would recommend it to their friends and family. They report being so relaxed they were hardly be aware of their dental procedure.  With no dental anxiety plus the bonus of NuCalm’s calming after effects, you’ll come away with that “after-the-spa” sense of rejuvenation.

NuCalm is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


IvoBase

ivobaseIvoBase is a systematic process for the fabrication of high-quality denture bases

Ivoclar Vivadent is presenting a new denture base system called IvoBase. This new system enables dental technicians to create tissue-friendly dentures using a high-precision, fully automated working procedure.

The IvoBase system is designed for the fabrication of partial and complete dentures in conventional and implant prosthetics. It can also be used for relinings and occlusal splints. The material is processed in a tidy straightforward procedure. The need for water bath polymerization has been eliminated, which means no more water vapour in the laboratory.
full denture by Smile by Design Dental Studios Leading-edge design

Injection moulding technology and especially designed PMMA resins form the cornerstones of the IvoBase system. These components have been designed in a complementary fashion and are fully coordinated with each other. Injection moulding and polymerization are performed by the injector in an automated process. The chemical shrinkage of the material is fully compensated during the polymerization process due to the patented thermal management of the flask and the heating system. This allows the fabrication of high-precision denture bases offering unparalleled accuracy of fit.

Maximized benefits

The IvoBase denture base materials consist of PMMA-based auto-cured polymers, which combine the advantages of heat- and auto-cured resins. IvoBase is available in two pre-dosed versions: IvoBase Hybrid and IvoBase High Impact. IvoBase Hybrid is suitable for universal application in removable prosthetics. IvoBase High Impact is especially designed for high load-bearing dentures, for instance in implant-supported prosthetics. The RMR function (Residual Monomer Reduction) reduces the amount of residual monomer to below one per cent, providing IvoBase denture bases with a combination of high gloss and exceptional comfort to wear.

IvoBase® is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.

IvoBase Injector

IvoBase Injector permits a fully automated, controlled injection and polymerization procedure of special PMMA resins which are coordinated with the system. The chemical shrinkage of the resin is entirely compensated during polymerization ‒ thanks to the patented temperature control in the flask and the heater. This enables the fabrication of denture bases featuring high accuracy of fit and precision. The injector has been especially developed for the IvoBase material and permits excellent restorations. The IvoBase Injector can also be used for the tried-and-tested SR Ivocap material.





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