Dental Technology in Boynton Beach
At Palm Beach Smiles, we have implemented a number of dental
technologies on an ongoing basis. These technologies help us provide a
better dental experience for our patients. Dentistry has become very
high-tech in recent years. The names of these technologies
may not mean much to you. But, I'll try to explain why I've chosen
them to make your experience and treatment better at our office in Boynton Beach.
- This is a laser cavity scanner. It helps us
accurately find dental decay (cavities) in the
early stages in the grooves on the biting surfaces of your teeth.
Early intervention and treatment means lower expenses and less potential for
|Picasso Lite Soft Tissue Laser
- Occasionally, we need to reshape gum tissues cosmetically or "get them out
of the way" to access some cavities. The Soft Tissue Laser does this
precisely with no bleeding and minimizes discomfort afterwards.
|Surgical Telescopes / Headlight
- You may notice that I wear some funny looking glasses with big tubular
lenses sticking out of them. These are "surgical telescopes."
They help me see everything much better just like a telescope helps an
astronomer. The headlight provides excellent lighting, again, so I can
see even better. This technology greatly improves the quality of
treatment outcomes. I wouldn't practice without it. And, I
wouldn't let a dentist treat ME without it. |
Precision Targeted Anesthesia
This is a special technique that Dr. Barr has discovered that puts to rest
those pesky teeth that resist anesthesia. If you've had experiences
where the dentist couldn't get you numb, you can be sure Dr. Barr can do it.
To learn more about painless dentistry, click on Precision
|I often use a special camera to take pictures of your
teeth and smile. My camera can instantly transfer the images to an
iPad tablet, so I can show you what I am seeing. I also use
photography to communicate vital cosmetic information to our lab for
Root Canal Treatment Gizmos
(powered instead of manual hand files) - Means that your
treatment will go more quickly while improving the outcome.|
|Electronic Apex Locator
- This ensures a quality result while reducing the need for repetitive x-rays
during root canal treatment. It's like radar
for root canals.|
|Isolite - This is a special
disposable mouthpiece that we may use during fillings or other restorative
procedures. It helps in many ways. First, it increases comfort
for our patients. It constantly suctions out water and other debris
(like old fillings when they're being removed, so none of that goes down
your throat). By keeping things dry, our
bonded fillings procedures can be done with a higher level of quality.
Bonding requires a dry environment for predictability and durability.
The Isolite provides a nice cushion for you to rest your jaw (it won't get
tired from holding it open). It also has a built-in light providing me
with even better visualization.
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