Elegant Smiles Dentistry

Technology

Dental technology, from digital x-rays to the creation of in-office restorations using our state-of-the-art CEREC system, can help improve the beauty of your smile and your oral health. Dr. Khodabakhsh uses our advanced technology to detect problems such as decay in its earliest stages and to create customized dental health plans for each patient. Our preventive and restorative tools are ergonomically designed to be comfortable for patients.

CEREC Same-Visit Restorations

In the past when you needed a crown for a dental restoration, you had to prepare yourself for a time-consuming process. When placing a traditional crown, your dentist would have to remove a portion of the affected tooth to fit the crown properly. You would then receive a temporary and wait until the permanent crown was created, requiring another trip to the dentist for placement.

Today, you have the option of having a complete restoration placed in just one visit to Elegant Smiles Dentistry. CEREC is the only system available today for constructing a finished ceramic restoration like crowns, inlays, and onlays in a single visit. You don’t need to return for a second visit, and there's no need to deal with a temporary crown. In just a couple of hours, you’ll leave our office with a durable crown and a beautiful, healthy smile.

3-D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Using 3-D CBCT, we scan the jaw to determine whether sufficient bone is available to successfully place a dental implant. This information is crucial for planning implant placement and allows us to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. We use another software program to plan the implant placement ahead of time to fabricate a surgical guide that enables Dr. K to place dental implants in their optimal position for the best long-term outcome.

Zeiss Pico Miscroscope

There's a saying in dentistry that we can't treat what we can't see. Our cutting-edge Zeiss Pico Microscope is an advanced visualization system that picks up where intraoral cameras leave off. As a diagnostic tool, the microscope is used to detect the early stages of gum disease and to visualize complex root canal systems when planning endodontic treatment. We also use the technology for specific cosmetic dental treatments where even the smallest flaws can have a significant impact on the final results.  

Using the microscope, we can also enhance your understanding of your oral health and the need for treatment. You will be able to visualize in minute detail any problem areas that will motivate you to maintain thorough oral hygiene and stay current with your routine exams and dental cleanings.

3-D Printing

Instead of wax models, we use 3-D printing to design models in software and print them in-office. The first step is to prepare a computer-aided design (CAD) file of whatever we want to create – Invisalign, surgical planning guides – and then print the model here in our office. In the case of surgical guides, the software can plan the precise placement of implants to within a 1 to 2 mm margin of error for optimal outcomes.

Intraoral Cameras

In our experience, informed patients enjoy better oral health overall. That's because the need for treatment becomes clear when we can show you, rather than tell you, what we see.

Intraoral cameras are an excellent educational tool because they allow you to see what Dr. K sees when he looks in your mouth. As he guides the small handheld camera over your teeth, we display the images in real-time on your chairside monitor. As you view the images together, Dr. K will point out problem areas so you can discuss them and decide on a plan for treatment that is tailored specifically to your needs.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is safer, faster, and less invasive than traditional dental techniques. With the assistance of dental lasers, we can perform many procedures efficiently, comfortably, and with less recovery time and improved results.

Dr. K uses lasers for gum contouring or crown lengthening for improved esthetics. He also uses lasers to effectively eliminate canker sores and reduce the risk for reoccurrence over time. In the case of treatment for advanced periodontal disease, our soft tissue laser treatment is comfortable and efficient. Since our state-of-the-art lasers are less invasive than traditional methods, you will experience pain-free treatment!