Next Generation Dental Care...
Dr. Bellamy has invested in state-of-the-art technology to make procedures not only fast, but also less painful for the patient.
The CEREC machine allows Dr. Bellamy to not only take dental impressions but create actual crowns right in the office. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns and the typical two week waiting period to have the permanent crown placed on the tooth.
Contact us to learn more about our CEREC technology and how it can improve your smile in as little as one day!
The latest technology ensures quality care...
Dr. Bellamy uses digital x-rays which offer the advantage of a significant reduction in radiation, no need for film or processing chemicals, production of a nearly instantaneously image, and the ability to use color contrast in the image.
Dental X-rays are an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. They can expose hidden dental decay; reveal a dental abscess, cyst or tumor; show impacted or extra teeth; and also help determine the condition of fillings, crowns, bridges and root canals. Dental X-rays can also reveal bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease, locate tartar buildup, find foreign bodies within the gum or bone, and see if there is enough bone for the placement of dental implants.
People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, it's tough to see anything but the front of your own teeth, or segments of the shadowed backs and side areas. Intra-oral cameras have changed all of that. Now you can sit comfortably back in the chair while the dentist or hygienist inserts a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth. The wand takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images via cable to a computer. The computer enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV.
Some of the major benefits of lasers in dentistry include:
- Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require stitches.
- Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
- Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
- Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
- Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.