At the Leading Edge of Technological Advances in Dentistry
Dental Technology Livingston, New Jersey
Over the past two decades, dental technology has evolved at an astonishing rate, and that evolution shows no signs of slowing. Modern dental technology makes it possible for the full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures to be performed more safely and with greater precision than ever before possible. The benefits to patients are virtually unlimited. Simply stated, today’s dental treatments are safer, faster, and more comfortable, with shorter healing times and more predictable outcomes. And they’re only getting better.
Of course, for patients to take advantage of all of these benefits, a dental practice has to be always at the cutting edge of technological advancement. The Silverstrom Group is one of the few private practices in the United States to provide a fully equipped, state-of-the-art dental facility, with onsite surgical facilities, a commercial dental laboratory, and a continuing education training center for dentists. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom regularly participate in advanced training courses and are always looking for newer and more advanced technologies to integrate into our practice. We combine the latest, most sophisticated computer, digital, and laser technology with a progressive approach to care to ensure the best dental experience possible for our valued patients.
We invite you to discover how comfortable and effective modern dentistry can be when you put the most advanced dental technology available in the hands of caring, experienced professionals. Please contact our cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice in Livingston, New Jersey today to schedule a complimentary consultation at the Silverstrom Group.
At the Silverstrom Group, our onsite laboratory has always allowed us to control the quality, cost, and production time of our ceramic dental products. The CEREC® chairside dental system furthers our ability to provide our patients with the most convenient dental experience possible. The CEREC® system allows our dentists to custom-craft metal-free ceramic onlays, crowns, and veneers of the highest quality while you wait. Our dentists input precise specifications into a computer, and the CEREC® machine mills aesthetically pleasing, exceptionally durable restorations in a matter of minutes. The total time of treatment for a single restoration may be as little as an hour. You save time, money, and the frustration of having to make multiple office visits.
The Silverstrom Group uses diode and erbium laser systems, as well as the DIAGNOdent® diagnostic laser. These advanced dental laser systems allow us to offer a variety of safe, minimally invasive, and virtually pain-free diagnostic and treatment options.
- DIAGNOdent® Laser – DIAGNOdent® is a diagnostic laser tool that enables our dentists to identify dental decay in its earliest stages and treat it before it compromises the integrity of the tooth. With the DIAGNOdent® laser, examinations are simple, quick, and painless. Early detection with lasers is beneficial as it usually means that we are able to conserve healthy tooth structure, often without the need for anesthesia.
- Diode Soft Tissue Laser – We use our diode laser to treat soft tissue problems such as gum disease and to perform minor surgical procedures. Because the diode laser is a precision instrument that emits pulses of energy too quickly to cause a neural response, the patient typically experiences no pain. It stops bleeding, seals lymphatic and nerve endings, and minimizes inflammation. Many procedures can be performed without anesthesia, and most patients report minimal to no post-operative discomfort.
- Erbium Hard Tissue Laser – As an alternative to traditional drilling, the erbium laser vaporizes tooth decay in preparation for fillings. Compared to the dental drill, the laser produces virtually no vibration or noise, and procedures typically do not require anesthesia. This hard tissue laser uses energized water molecules to gently wash away tooth decay with unequalled precision, allowing us to preserve more of the healthy tooth structure.
VELscope® Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is one of the most curable forms of the dreaded disease, but early detection is essential. At the Silverstrom Group, we conduct oral cancer screenings using the VELscope® system, the single most effective screening system available today. The exam is fast and painless, and could help to save your life.
After a routine visual examination, followed by a rinse with a cleansing solution, our dentists use the VELscope® device to search for abnormal tissue that would be difficult to see under normal light. Under the special light, potential precancerous and cancerous cells can be distinguished from healthy tissue. In clinical trials, the VELscope® system produced no false negative outcomes, meaning that no precancerous cells went undetected by the system.
We encourage all of our patients to undergo regular oral cancer screening with the VELscope® system, especially those who are at increased risk for the disease.
Intraoral cameras allow our doctors and professional staff to transmit crystal-clear images of the inside of your mouth to a monitor, allowing for easier and more accurate diagnosis of potential oral health problems. Using special software, we are able to enlarge these images, freeze them, or view them in real time. This technology aids our dentists in explaining their diagnoses to patients during consultations. It also allows us to create accurate documentation of a patient’s dental condition and obtain a quicker response from his or her insurer, who will have clear visual evidence to confirm the results of our diagnostic tests.
As promising as certain cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures may sound, it can be difficult to know whether to proceed with treatment without having an idea of how the results might look. Fortunately, with our digital photography equipment, high-resolution imaging software, and state-of-the-art monitors, we are able to create a preview of the results that patients can expect from their treatment. Before any dental work begins, we take pictures of our patients’ mouths and then digitally manipulate them to demonstrate how their smiles will appear after a given treatment or combination of treatments. This allows patients to become active participants in designing their smiles and to make more informed decisions regarding their course of treatment.
As part of our commitment to providing our patients with the safest, most effective dental options available, the Silverstrom Group uses digital radiology in diagnostic exams. Digital x-rays are safer, faster, more accurate, and far more biologically conscientious than their traditional counterparts. The x-rays require no film, therefore reducing exposure to radiation by 80 percent and eliminating hazardous waste. Patients simply close their mouths on digital sensors while our computers process the images within seconds.
An autoclave is a device that heats solutions above their boiling point, producing pressurized steam that effectively kills all micro-organisms. To prevent the spread of infection, we use autoclave steam to sterilize all of our instruments prior to performing dental work. Our sterilization practices exceed accepted standards, ensuring the safety of our patients and the cleanliness of our work environment.
Contact the Silverstrom Group
If you have any questions about the advanced dental technology featured at our Livingston, New Jersey dental practice or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact the Silverstrom Group today. Our state-of-the-art office attracts patients from throughout New Jersey, New York, and the rest of the United States.