How Our Dental Technology Helps You

At Apex Dental, we do our best to keep up with the latest in dental technology. Our dental staff is always continuing their education to make sure they’re knowledgable in the newest techniques available. Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr., a dentist in Northborough, discusses the dental technology available at this practice and how it benefits you.dentist in northborough

CEREC

We’re the only dentist in the area with this technology available. With CEREC InLab, we can do almost everything involving milling and creating dental restorations in-house. This includes dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bridges, and implant restorations. All of these are made with natural, high-quality dental ceramic that blends in with your smile. Customized restorations can be done more quickly with CEREC technology.

CEREC also helps eliminate those uncomfortable impressions. A special camera is used to record the specifications of your teeth so that your restoration can be crafted perfectly for you. The details are assembled using CAD/CAM software and sent directly to the milling machine so your restoration can be completed.

DIAGNOdent

Taking the place of x-rays or poking and prodding, DIAGNOdent is the leading way to detect tooth decay. It’s a small tool that’s similar in size to a pen and can find decay in even the earliest of stages. It’s extremely accurate and helps your Northborough dentist treat it early. This allows you to get the most minimally invasive treatment, saving you from the worries of root canals and tooth extraction.

Isolite

We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible when they’re receiving treatment in our office. Even if it’s just for preventative care, your dentist has to see your entire mouth. Isolite illuminates your entire mouth while keeping it relaxed and comfortable. It keeps your tongue in a position that’s out of the way and removes fluid and debris. This helps your dental appointment go as smoothly as possible for both you and Dr. Gauthier.

Wand Anesthetic Delivery

For patients that are struggling with dental anxiety, getting anesthetic injected for a procedure can be extremely terrifying. And, really, there’s no one that really likes needles being used in their mouth, as it causes pain and usually is in too small of an area. This leaves patients feeling pain before their procedure is fully complete. Or, it can be in too large of an area, leaving a lot of the mouth numb and causing you to drool.

With the anesthetic wand, it first puts a topical numbing agent on the area that’s going to be treated. It also puts a numbing agent in the injection site before ultimately giving the patient the full anesthetic. It’s a much more comfortable process and is quick and easy to do.

Your Dentist in Northborough

Our technology gives you the most comfortable and fast treatment as possible. Call us or schedule an appointment online today!