Technology

Our team believes in offering the latest in state-of-the-art dental technology to make sure that our patients have access to the latest treatment options they require and want.

As soon as a specific treatment is advised, we will make a custom-made plan of action which looks at your dental concerns. Quite often, that dental treatment can be administered more effectively, more easily and with a better outcome if Dental Corner uses the latest dental technology.

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Endodontic Treatment Using The Rotary File System

It once was that just hand filers and reamers were utilized in endodontic treatment plans. Utilizing today’s engineering advances, conducting a root canal with the use of a rotary file system is simpler and more pleasant for the patient. The rotary file system offers Dr. Motaref considerably more control allowing them to conduct highly precise treatment. For the patient this means a root canal that requires a fraction of the time, is far more pleasant and more precise.

Twister File

With today’s technological advances, performing a root canal with the use of a Twister file system is simpler and more comfortable for the patient. Due to it’s flexibility and strength the Twister file system gives Dr. Motaref more control allowing him to perform extremely precise treatment. For the patient this means a root canal that takes less time, is more comfortable and more exact.

Nitrous

Nitrous oxide gas is a sweet smelling, colorless, non-irritating gas which you can breathe in. It is mixed with Oxygen. It is sometimes called “laughing gas” or “happy gas.” After breathing it in for 2-3 minutes you should feel a pleasurable feeling through out your body. We have found that several characteristics apply to patients who benefit from Nitrous Oxide Gas.

It is for people who have….

  • High anxiety about dentistry
  • Negative past dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A strong gag reflex
  • Complex dental problems
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Anxiety over needles, noises, or smells in dental office

Advantages of Nitrous Oxide Gas

  • Nitrous works rapidly
  • The depth of sedation can be altered from moment to moment
  • The nitrous is flushed out of the body using only oxygen-you can drive home safely and do not need an escort.
  • There are no needles, tubes or IVs, you breathe it in through your nose.

Patients appreciate the dental work that Dr. Motaref performs while being conscious throughout the procedure, yet relaxed and able to respond.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a superb tool to use in preventing tooth decay with children Dental sealants will be applied to teeth, specifically molars with large crevices which is where bacteria can build up and cause cavities. The actual sealant fills in the crevices forming a wall to safeguard each tooth’s surface.

If the use of sealants are accompanied by a dental health regimen which includes routine dental examinations and cleanings, fluoride, healthy diet and good at-home dental care we could drastically reduce and/or prevent the number of cavities experienced by children.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are often used to protect your child’s teeth from injury due to teeth grinding and during sports. We design a custom fitted guard that usually covers the upper teeth; however, if your child wears braces or another fixed dental appliance on his lower jaw, Dr. Motaref may suggest a mouth protector for these teeth, too.

NTI Tension Suppression System

Many chronic headaches and migraines are caused by involuntary night-time teeth clenching. This leads to hyperactivity of the trigeminal nerve, which can trigger migraines and tension headaches. Tension headaches are most times felt as pain or pressure on the sides of your head, as tightness around your forehead that might feel similar to “vise grip,” and an aching pain at your temples or the back of your neck and head.

The NTI Tension Suppression System is a tiny removable plastic resin custom device, which is worn over the front teeth during the night to prevent contact of the posterior teeth.

The NTI can be used to treat:

  • Migraine pain
  • Tension-type headache pain
  •  Jaw disorders (TMD)
  •  Bruxism (teeth grinding

Digital Radiographs Protect Your Family By Needing 90% Less Radiation

Digital radiography can take x-rays of your teeth with a computer. Digital x-rays not only expose our patients and team to 90% less radiation than most film-type x-rays, they are also much more sensitive when compared with standard dental x-rays. Digital x-rays make it possible for us to easily see the whole tooth and root structure and also surrounding bone and tissue. They offer us an opportunity to identify and diagnose problems before they are noticeable to the naked eye, and before they can cause substantial damage and discomfort.

To get an x-ray, a tiny sensor pad which is connected by a line to a computer system, is put in the mouth. A beam will then be sent through your teeth to the sensor that records the images. The doctors and team members may instantly access the digital x-rays on a monitor to examine the results. No more waiting around for x-rays to develop. We can also share with you the images so you can see what we are explaining with regards to your dental condition.

Subsequently we can save your x-rays in our computers and gain access to them faster than ever before. Furthermore, the images can be sent electronically to insurance agencies, significantly lowering processing time and leading to faster treatment.

How bizzare it feels now to look back on the days our dental practice made use of photographic film x-rays. This will be something that in the future every dental professional will reminisce about with a chuckle, much like 8-track tapes in cars of the past. Actually, that’s if you can recall 8-track tapes. Maybe I should reference cassette tapes. I guess they used to be ground-breaking technology in the world of music.

Dentists have worked with photographic film x-rays since the 19th century. They were not the best option but there was a lack of alternatives. Remember how that big piece of cardboard that kept the film in place was dry and made you feel nauseated? Additionally, the sides hurt your gums. Remember how the dental assistant performed the x-ray and then you would have to wait while they developed it in chemicals that were later discarded, contaminating the clean water cycle? At times, they dried the x-ray films, while other times the films just remained wet. Then, if the x-ray was decent and didn’t have to be taken a second time, you and the doctor would have to squint at this teeny piece of film. The dentist would try to identify decay or other problems, but you wouldn’t be able to see it. Personally, I am thankful that out-of-date tool has been replaced by forward-looking practices such as Dental Corner.

DIAGNOdent Tiny Cavity Detection

DIAGNOdent is a powerful new laser technology that Dr. Motaref and the team at Dental Corner use for early detection and diagnosis of tooth decay. DIAGNOdent helps detect decay that is nearly invisible to the naked eye or that is concealed in the crevices and cracks of teeth.

This allows the team at Dental Corner to treat the decay early, requiring less removal of the natural tooth structure. With only a little amount of the natural tooth structure needing to be removed, the tooth is able to maintain its strength, and be less prone to crack or break easily in the future.

Early decay detection means a more straightforward and less costly treatment for you.

According to Dr. Motaref, “Research has shown us that back when dentists used a sharp tipped probe to search for spots in the enamel that yielded easily to pressure, very often the dentist was actually just locating thin spots in the enamel of the tooth. Then, when the probe was pushed down, it popped through the outer enamel into the dentin below. That action introduced oral bacteria into the inside of the tooth where it would start to decay. DIAGNOdent resolves that problem.”

Intra-Oral Camera

The Intra-Oral Camera is a diagnostic dental tool that allows Dental Corner to discover problem areas before they get out of hand and need aggressive treatment.

The toothbrush-sized Intra-Oral Camera captures images of the patient’s the structures of your mouth and transfers the enlarged images on a computer monitor. By using the Intra-Oral Camera, Dental Corner saves you time and money.

The crystal-clear digital images from the Intra-Oral Camera allow to discover areas with trouble spots, so you can discuss your condition as an informed partner in your dental care decisions. The software for the BRAND Intra-Oral Camera also gives you and Dr. MotarefE precise data so your best treatment options can be selected by Dr. Motaref.

Electrosurgery

Bi-Polar Electrosurgery is a new procedure employing a radio surgery unit and is being considered the future generation in gum contouring. Relatively new to the dental arena, the technology currently is quite popular cardiologists and neurosurgeons. With electrosurgery, the cutting is carried out using a really low current so that there isn’t any bleeding, virtually no pain, and no protective dressing necessary to cover the region.

And it takes almost no time at all – our dentists are able to contour the gum line in about an hour. Once the dentist is finished contouring the gum line, the result is complete. The gums appear complete following the treatment.

KCP Air Abrasion

Also called “drill-less dentistry,” Air Abrasion allows you to have dental work performed without the anxiety that sometimes goes with it. Many people dislike the sounds and feeling of drills and needle. Some even avoid seeing a dentist because they are afraid that discomfort and dentistry go hand in hand. With Air Abrasion, this doesn’t have to be true! Air Abrasion is an amazing new procedure that allows us to remove cavities and decay without using a drill. Instead, Air Abrasion works by spraying very small particles of aluminum oxide (or a similar substance) on the teeth. Because the particles are under mixed with pressurized air, they are strong enough to remove cavities, stains, and decayed or damaged tooth structure. Air Abrasion is painless and so it does not usually require the use of anesthesia. Air Abrasion makes a healthy, beautiful smile easy to achieve!

No-Scrape Tarter Removal

In the past, the only way to eliminate tarter from above and below the gum line was by scraping with a hand tool. The hygienists at Dental Corner are able to comfortably and gently remove tarter with high frequency sound waves with the Cavitron Ultrasonic Cleaner.

The Cavitron Ultrasonic cleaner is an effective, safe and painless alternative to traditional cleaning methods. The Cavitron vibrates at the speed of sound so you hardly sense any movement. This makes even a deep cleaning a more welcome experience.

Fiber Optic Trans-Illumination

A diagnostic instrument, fiber optic transillumination emanates an acute shaft of powerful light. This strong light can unveil decay hidden below restorations or between your teeth. It also has the ability to identify crevices in your teeth that may not be noticeable to the bare eye.

The instrument enables Dr. Motaref to identify and attend to issues when they are minor, before they bring on major tooth structure damage or pain.

Panorex

Just like the medical CT scan, Panorex Imaging takes 3-dimensional images of your teeth and adjoining dental structures. The clear, sharp pictures enable us to clearly view the tooth and its particular root composition in addition to the jawbone, nerves and soft tissue. Since we’re able to view the internal structures we’re able to detect, diagnose and take care of complications while they are still little, before they result in major problems. The Panorex additionally allows us to keep track of any possible issues and make informed decisions about when, and if any treatment is required.

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