Dental Technologies

Jessica Eagan DDS strives in providing its patients with the best dental care. It is for this reason why we invest in the latest dental technologies. Doing so will provide us with enhanced dental care and for more predictable results.

Our office is equipped with the following dental technologies.

Planmeca ProMax 3D CT-Scan

At Jessica Eagan DDS, we embrace the latest dental technologies for optimal oral care.   We have outfitted our office with our three-dimensional imaging unit, Planmeca ProMax 3D.

Utilizing this unit give us a clear view of your mandible and maxilla.   This is crucial when needing a dental implant.   The 3D image enables us to precisely place your dental implant for predictable results.

Its high resolution provides us with the smallest details for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Planmeca Planmill 40

We know you have better things to do than have multiple dental visits.

It is for this reason why we have invested in Planmeca’sPlanmill 40 milling unit.

It’s dual spindles simultaneously mill the latest metal-free materials to produce permanent restorations such as: crowns, veneers, partials, and bridges. It can mill ceramic, zirconia, hybrid ceramics, and resin-based materials.

How does it work?

A digital impression is taken where restoration is needed.   Once impression has been completed, our trained clinician will make necessary adjustments so that your dental restoration fits perfectly and is comfortable. Once impression has been finalized, it is sent over to the milling unit for production.  This usually takes about 10-15 minutes. 

Best of all, you can walk out with your permanent restoration on the same day without multiple dental visits.

Digital X-Ray
Digital X-rays have made a huge breakthrough in dentistry. With more precise images than ever before, diagnosis and treatment planning has become easier than ever. The clarity that digital X-rays provide allows us as clinicians to better educate patients. With the use of digital x-rays, the amount of exposure to radiation has decreased dramatically. Research shows that with the use of digital x-rays exposure to radiation is decreased by 90% when compared to conventional radiography.

The use of digital x-rays eliminates the need for patients to bite down on sharp squares of film while fighting the impulse to gag. A small sensor can be easily moved around the patient’s mouth and the images are instantly displayed on the computer screen. With the use of digital x-rays, there is no film to process therefore it eliminates the need of storing harmful waste chemicals still used with conventional x-rays. Our practice is a leader in state-of-the-art technology to aid in a more accurate diagnosis of any areas of concern.

Intraoral Radiography
An intraoral camera is a small video camera that can take still pictures or videos of specific areas on the outside of the gums or tooth, without any radiation. The camera is protected with a disposable protective sheath for each new patient. Instantly, images of areas never before seen are available for you and your dentist to discuss, leading to better patient education and understanding of their mouth. In addition to a great diagnostic tool, the intraoral camera is a fantastic educational aid, allowing patients a view inside their own mouth that has never before been possible.

Laser Dentistry
Dental lasers are a family of instruments that with minimal or no anesthetic simplify many dental procedures. These procedures include; periodontal surgery, enhances effects of tooth whitening, removes unwanted or decayed tooth structure prior to placing a restoration such as a filling or crown, and periodontal pocket reduction with regeneration of tissue. Special glasses will be provided in order to protect the eyes, due to the extreme brightness of the laser beam. The beam is then directed at the affected area, to achieve the desired effect.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • Minimal or no anesthesia required
  • Reduced risk of bacterial infections following procedure
  • Reduced need for sutures or post op scarring
  • Reduced or no bleeding during and after procedure
  • Faster healing and regeneration of tissue
  • Preservation of natural tooth structure due to minimal tooth reduction

Vizilite Plus
ViziLite is used to help oral healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral cell lesions suspicious for pathology including precancerous and cancerous cells that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam.

Advantages include:

  • Quick & easy-to use system that incorporates seamlessly into your standard visual examination
  • Procedure only takes 2 minutes to complete
  • Small device size enables easier access to see and focus light inside the oral cavity
  • Disposable technology eliminates cross-contamination and improves infection control

A clinical study has shown that the use of ViziLite after a conventional visual examination resulted in
NO FALSE NEGATIVE OUTCOMES, meaning in this clinical study ViziLite identified every lesion that had precancerous or cancerous cells.

Vizilite has significantly reduced the number of false positive lesions identified during standard visual examinations – limiting the number of biopsies that may have normally been performed.

Midmark M11 Sterilization Center
With the emergence of many aggressive and infectious organisms, there is an ever-increasing need for efficient and effective instrument processing. Since patient care and safety is our highest priority, we strive to maintain our practice on the forefront of dentistry providing patients with state-of-the-art Open Sterilization Center. After instruments are used, they are thoroughly cleaned and scrubbed to remove any surface debris.

Following this process, they are submerged in a cold sterilization tank and properly packaged in preparation for Sterilization of instruments in the Midmark M11 under steamed pressure over 132 degrees Celsius. This method ensures True Sterilization, which is defined as the absence of all living organisms. Since the instruments were pre-packaged prior to final sterilization there is no risk of cross contamination when the sterilization process is completed.

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