Mountain View Family Dental now offers the ability to watch Live TV, Stream Movies, Music, etc directly to patient headphones, giving the patient full control of the content throughout their dental experience. We hope this can maximize the patient experience and contribute to a soothing dental visit.
Mountain View Family Dental is proud to offer you same-day service on crowns
in our office. The CEREC machine allows us unprecedented precision and efficiency in the creation of tooth restorations in a matter of minutes. Crowns can be prepared and delivered to you in a single visit, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and weeks of waiting for a lab result. It is truly an honor to have this device in our office.
As the first comprehensive 3D digital diagnostic and treatment solution, GALILEOS combines X-ray imaging, visualization, diagnosis, planning and surgical guide implementation into an integrated and time-saving process. Mountain View Family Dental is proud to offer advanced implant treatment planning
ability to our patients, while improving our ability to diagnose.
Digital X-rays reduce radiation by over 80%. In fact, you are likely to get more radiation spending time outside than you would by receiving a dental X-ray
. Digital radiography has become the standard in dental technologies. Digital X-rays are immediate, instantly appearing on our computer monitors, cutting out the time required to develop or even redevelop a film. These films allow your dentist to see a number of different and clearer views of your tooth allowing us to provide a better diagnosis in each case. In addition to your standard digital X-ray, our office also utilizes a digital panoramic x-ray unit to capture images of your entire jaw and sinus structure.
These new sensors provide an unprecedented level of resolution and control over digital images. This allows your dentist to identify decay earlier and more accurately. These sensors have the highest resolution on the market, changing the way we are able to see your teeth.
This cutting edge camera utilizes unique fluorescence technology to illuminate tooth structure to reveal decay. Your dentist is able to capture images of these areas of decay, showing the patient which portions of the tooth contain bacteria. Additionally, the camera can illuminate plaque and calculus for patient education, to ensure they are receiving the best instruction in home care. Finally, the Soprocare is the first product to reveal gingival inflammation, another valuable tool in education.
The use of intraoral cameras is an invaluable tool at Mountain View Family Dental. Mountain View Family Dental believes that it is important to show you exactly what is wrong with your tooth, the reasoning behind how this issue arose, and what options you have to repair it. With an intraoral camera
, we are able to capture an image of your tooth/teeth and show you directly on a monitor the potential problems a patient may be facing. It also allows your dentist to provide sufficient education to the patient, and present all possible treatment options. As we sometimes say, a picture says it all! Furthermore, we use these images to provide information to insurance companies for claims and to specialists, when necessary.
DIAGNOdent technology uses a simple laser diode to inspect your teeth and allows us to catch more areas of decay sooner and with more precision, without discomfort. Not only can it help prevent the spread of decay
, but catching decay early means fillings required are simpler and shallower, preserving more of the tooth. This allows us to use minimally invasive filling procedures, such as drill-free air abrasion and Waterlase™ technology.
Rotary Endodontics is a method in which your dental professional utilizes an electric handpiece to perform your procedure. The electric handpiece allows the doctor to clean and shape the canals faster than using hand files and because it is electric, there is no drill noise. This makes the treatment experience much more pleasant, and significantly faster!
Waterlase™ Dentistry is an exciting development in the field of laser dentistry that allows Mountain View Family Dental to perform procedures with fewer shots and less anesthesia. Procedures are performed with the highest degree of precision, allowing for maximum preservation of your healthy tooth and gum structure while minimizing recovery time. The most common use for Waterlase™ is in cavity treatment, in which the laser takes the place of the drill. The laser is also used in periodontal treatment to reduce bacterial load, and allows us to perform same day crown lengthening, a procedure that removes bone to provide more room for a crown.
The Waterlase™ MD
significantly improves our patients’ comfort in the dentist’s chair. Waterlase™ uses a cool-water spray to cut teeth without generating heat. Conventional drills and lasers can overheat teeth during procedures, inducing discomfort and irreversibly damaging the soft tissue or pulp underneath.
Because it does not cause heat or pressure in the mouth, Waterlase™ may ease the pain and anxiety of patients who fear the vibration and high-pitched whirring of traditional drills. In contrast, the Waterlase™ makes a gentle tapping sound. Laser dentistry is particularly effective in the treatment of children as their most common need is a basic filling that can be performed in minutes without anesthesia, completely eliminating the fear of “the shot”.
The VELscope Vx is the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities. The VELscope’s distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinctive patterns — patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease. Using the VELscope, a wide variety of oral abnormalities can be discovered — often before they’re visible to the unassisted eye.
Discovering soft tissue abnormalities is particularly important in the fight against oral cancer. Because the VELscope Vx assists in early detection, cancer can be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives through less invasive, more effective treatment.
Approximately 36,540 Americans were diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx in 2010. During the same time period 7,880 Americans died of oral cancer.
One of the VELscope system’s most important tasks is to help identify areas that might, if not identified and treated, progress to oral cancer.
Used on a regular basis, the VELscope Vx helps dental professionals find a wide variety of soft-tissue abnormalities, allowing practices to aspire to an advanced level of patient care. Some of the many benefits of the VELscope Vx include:
• completely safe
• simple to use
• no unpleasant rinses or stains
• entire exam in about two minutes.
The Kavo COMFORTdrive is a precise performance high-speed handpiece that delivers exact cutting, smoother preparations, and near silent operation for dental procedures. These quiet hand pieces are perfect for the patient who dislikes the sound of the drill!