Professional dental exams are all about prevention – preventing existing problems from getting worse and preventing dental problems from developing in the future. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage.
We offer ultrasonic cleaning, as an alternative to traditional teeth cleanings. An ultrasonic scaler rather than a manual scaler is used to remove deposits, kill harmful microbes and eliminate bacteria around the teeth and gums through high-frequency sound waves. Many patients find these teeth cleanings more comfortable than traditional teeth cleanings because they are quicker, quieter and pain-free.
Symmetry hygienists partner with you to help you understand and maximize the benefits of a quality home care routine in conjunction with regular hygiene visits at the office.
Our hygienists are trained to monitor your periodontal health and offer a nonsurgical treatment plan to manage care including, Arestin and Solea, and cleaning specifically designed to manage periodontal disease. All of the current research on periodontal disease indicates a relationship between your oral health, including gums, and heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia in the elderly, and chronic inflammation related to other systemic diseases. Every patient in our practice is informed and engaged with us regarding the need for nonsurgical periodontal therapy to establish and maintain their optimal oral health.
CEREC Same Day Crowns
Using CEREC 3D Omnicam and Cad-Cam technology Dr.Melfi can digitally design and then mill your crown right in our office and in just one appointment. Using a digital scan of your teeth and computer software the customized restoration is designed. The CEREC mills your crown right onsite and you leave the same day with a brand new beautiful tooth.
Forest Dental 3900 Treatment Chairs
All of our treatment center chairs have integrated massage features and adjustable lumbar support. These chairs provide optimal comfort along with noise canceling headphones and large screen HD monitors for enjoying music, a movie or a show during treatment.
Dr. Melfi is an experienced laser dentistry expert. Our Solea dental laser is fast, precise, and virtually noiseless and anesthesia free for the vast majority of procedures. We have both hard and soft tissue lasers and can provide pain and anxiety free results including gum treatments and drill free fillings for your teeth.
STA Wand Pain Free Novacaine Delivery System
STA uses a tiny needle in place of the large traditional metal syringe needle for precise, computer controlled anesthesia. By numbing only the one tooth necessary, it eliminates numb lips, tongues, cheeks, and nose for greater comfort during and after your treatment.
The anesthetic is delivered is a more precise pressure regulated manner than is generally possible by hand. For anyone that fears the traditional dental needle, it is a truly a dream come true.
Digital Dental X-rays
Digital X-rays produce high-quality images of your teeth that can be viewed instantly right in the treatment room on an LCD monitor. Digital X-rays reduce radiation by up to 90% and provide exceptional diagnostic information to ensure that potential problems are caught in their earliest stages.
Galileos 3D CBCT X-ray
The Sirona Galileos CBCT is state of the art digital technology for full 3D evaluation of not only the teeth, but the entire head and neck regions at very low doses of radiation. A three dimensional scan allows us to evaluate the TMJ regions closely, look for joint and articular disc disorders, displacements or the onset of TMJ arthritis. Â In our office, the 3D scan can also provide JMT+ 3D animations of the lower jaw in function.
Lost or missing teeth due to an unexpected accident or decay can be permanently replaced with dental implants. Dental implants are a safe and effective method for replacing missing teeth with natural-looking, permanent teeth that are custom designed to last a lifetime. Implants help retain bone in your jaw and also support the integrity of your facial structure. Dental implants a can be used to secure full dentures, partial dentures, or hybrid fixed prosthetics to create the perfect smile solution just for you.
Digital Guided Implant Placement
Surgically guided dental implant placement is an incredibly safe and effective way replace missing teeth. Dr. Melfi uses 3D imaging to virtually place dental implants using software and images of your teeth and jaws, then placing the subsequent abutment/crown into the same image, and then checking everything before any actual surgery is done. A computerized 3D printed surgical guide is designed in the software that fully controls the depth, angle, and location of the dental implant for maximum safety and alignment.
The best time to have your teeth whitened is immediately after your professional cleaning. For your convenience you can schedule cleaning and whitening all in one appointment. We use Sinsational Whitening treatment to whiten teeth in just 20 minutes right in our office. It is a quick and easy way to freshen your look and brighten your smile.
We are committed to educating our patients about oral cancer and early detection. A routine VELscope Oral Cancer detection screening is part of each six-month hygienist appointment with no added fee. Additionally, we offer this free cancer screening service to any patient family member or friend patient or not.
Playsafe Sport Guards are a fully customizable mouth guard for all sports. Protecting the teeth of all our patients, children and adults, who participate in sports is our goal. Your guards can even be fabricated in your team colors and embedded with your team logo.