i-CAT 3D Imaging
Our iCAT Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System allows Dr. Bauer or Dr. Howard to provide quick, comfortable, and effective dental imaging for the most precise dental health diagnosis possible. iCAT technology provides 3D data for Dental Implants, Wisdom teeth extractions, Impactions, TMJ treatment, and full facial and jaw 3D images.
Patients can take advantage of a more complete dental treatment plan with iCAT imaging. Special features for patients include:
A single 20-second scan that provides enough data for a complete diagnosis.
A safer diagnosis with less radiation thatn traditional CT scanners
Increased comfort--patients are seated in an open environment with plenty of space
A more cost-effective imaging system
Doctors can easily share the data with patients, so patients stay informed and are able to make educated decisions on their course of treatment
Bauer and Howard Dental Care use digital x-ray technology. When using digital x-rays, a sensor is used in the mouth instead of a traditional photographic film. With digital x-rays, a diagnostic view of the tooth appears instantaneously on a computer monitor. This image can be enhanced and enlarged with our dental software so you can see what the dentist sees. Using digital x-rays also decreases the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to by 90%!
An Intraoral camera is an advanced piece of diagnostic equipment used by Bauer and Howard Dental Care to allow you, the patient, to see what we see inside of your mouth. The "wand" that is placed in your mouth has a tiny video camera and light that allows you to see previous restorations, healthy teeth, decayed or cracked teeth all on a computer monitor. Bauer and Howard Dental Care can then print images off for you to see. They can also use them when developing your treatment plan.
The Diagnodent is a new high tech laser system that helps to detect chewing surface cavities at the earliest stage possible. The Diagnodent is a pen-like probe that uses a painless laser light to detect changes in tooth structure and displays them on a digital scale readout. This allows Dr. Bauer or Dr. Howard to determine if decay if lurking beneath the apparently healthy tooth surface. By using light energy there is no x-ray exposure thus no danger posed to the patient or dentist. It helps us to detect the invisible!
Minimal Conscious Sedation (Oral Sedation, Sleep Dentistry)
For some people going to the dentist is very frightening. Whether it was a bad experience as a child, an aversion to needles or some other issue, fear makes it difficult for them to take care of their dental needs. At Bauer and Howard Dental Care, we understand that these fears are real and that is why we offer "Oral Sedation Dentistry." Minimal Conscious Sedation Dentistry is done by taking a small pill 60 minutes before your dental appointment. It allows you to be sedated (about like sleep walking) just enough to be relaxed and comfortable through your dental treatment. Although it is very safe, your vital signs will be carefully monitored throughout your appointment. The purpose of moderate conscious sedation dentistry is to establish a calm and relaxed patient who is free of anxiety.
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Nonsurgical Gum Treatment
The cause of gum disease is bacteria, which can turn into tarter and plaque buildup, irritate your gums and lead to bleeding and receding gums. Gum disease affects the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Left unchecked, this long-term infection can eventually cause "loss of your teeth!" This more serious form of gum disease is called periodontitis.
Periodontal disease not only affects the teeth (causing bone loss) but recent research studies have found that it can be linked to health problems such as diabetes, heart and lung disease, stroke and even low birth weight babies. Traditionally, periodontal disease has been treated with extensive gum surgery but now gums can be treated non-surgically with the use of a Dental Laser. The Dental Laser is used on the gums after ultrasonic cleaning & deep scaling of the roots. Special anti-bacterial mouth rinses are used to irrigate the gums at the dental office and at home. Research shows that advances in non-surgical gum treatment can be effective in eliminating surgery in a high percentage of cases. The success of non-surgical periodontal treatment, however, depends on the willingness of the patient to maintain a routine home care program.
ZOOM! In-office Whitening
A whiter brighter smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is ideal for anyone who wants immediate whitening results. ZOOM! In-Office Whitening is basically a "jump start" for the busy individual who doesn't want to mess with days of wearing trays and gradual whitening. The Zoom! Whitening process utilizes a scientifically formulated pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
We, at Bauer and Howard Dental Care, are excited to offer a new Deep Whitening System called KöR Whitening. KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching is considered the most effective whitening system in the world today. KöR Whitening is the only system recognized to significantly whiten even difficult tetracycline stained teeth within a short period of time. We have been so excited for the results our patients have gotten.
KöR Whitening is available for "at-home" only whitening. The KöR Deep Bleaching system includes one or two "in-office" whitening visits AFTER two weeks of "at-home" bleaching (if needed).
During the KöR Whitening process, nearly all patients experience only "low-to-typically-no" tooth sensitivity. The KöR procedure is comfortable and 100% safe for teeth and gums. So, if you're embarrassed to smile, have dark-stained teeth, or simply want a whiter smile, the superiority of KöR Whitening is just what you need.