Our doctors believe the best dentistry is the least dentistry, and we are pleased to utilize the ICON method, which uses the philosophy of "microinvasive dentistry." Of course, the traditional way to treat decay and restore teeth with fillings is perfectly valid. One drawback, however, is the loss of healthy tooth structure during treatment. The Icon method allows tooth decay to be treated very early, before it becomes a big problem. That means NO DRILLING. Many patients never even need local anesthetic, and it's completely painless. This treatment arrests the development of dental caries (aka cavities) without removing any healthy tooth structure. Ask us if the Icon method is right for you or your family.
Our promise to our patients is to work hand-in-hand with you to successfully reach your goals through teamwork. We use the intra-oral camera technology to show you a close view of the interior of your mouth. With such an image, you can easily see what we need to work on and be a part of each decision.
Many dental procedures require a dry mouth and for you to keep your jaw open for long stretches. Isolite™ is a great technology that helps with both aspects while eliminating the use of a rubber dam. The tool provides suction and a brilliant light that helps the dentist see the oral cavity more clearly, keeping it dry and your mouth comfortably open in the process. Treatment becomes more efficient, and time in the chair is reduced by about a third.
If you deal with severe, frequent headaches, talk to us about a drug-free solution called the NTI™ device. NTI is an oral appliance that some patients call a miracle. It relaxes muscles under the scalp to prevent most headaches. Statistics show that 82% of sufferers had a 77% reduction in migraines. The treatment is very affordable, fast, and painless.
Each year in our country, millions of teeth are knocked out due to lack of mouthguard protection during sports. Devices sold in stores are one-size-fits-all and can even interfere with breathing during exertion. A mouthguard custom made here in our office will fit well and protect an individual in any sport. The American Dental Association recommends this protection for: field hockey, skiing, gymnastics, basketball, football, lacrosse, handball, roller hockey, ice hockey, boxing, squash, skateboarding, weight lifting, martial arts, surfing, racquetball, shotputting, skydiving, soccer, volleyball, acrobatics, wrestling, and rugby.
Infinite Smiles takes sterilization quite seriously, going beyond required standards to ensure your safety. In addition to discarding single-use tools upon completion, we clean and sterilize all other instruments after every use. Sterilizing is done with a special unit called an autoclave, which is regularly monitored by an independent lab to ensure the highest level of cleanliness. Your health is too important to us to take even the slightest risk.
For safe and effective treatment that is virtually painless, our practice has adopted the use of soft tissue laser technology for certain procedures that used to require scalpels and sutures. The laser is FDA approved and produces results that only a few years ago would have been considered astonishing. We are able to cosmetically treat uneven gummy smile lines, speed up recovery time, clean and re-contour inflamed tissue around crowns for better long-term results, and treat painful canker sores and mouth ulcers with instant relief! All with virtually no post-op discomfort!
Our practice is very pleased to provide digital imaging. With this technology, we take an X-ray of your mouth with a digital sensor and download into our computer, where it is immediately available. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital images. These methods result in 75% less radiation than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (314) 892-8853.