Just like with your phone, dental technology is constantly changing and advancing. To see evidence of this, all you need to do is visit Dr. Makram. Today, he’s able to do things that would have sounded like science-fiction just a few years ago: he can make and place crowns in a single visit, treat patients with lasers, and even take X-rays that emit almost no radiation. If you’re ready to experience the very best that modern-day dentistry has to offer, we invite you to schedule an appointment today.
Digital X-rays emit 90% less radiation compared to traditional radiography. The images are immediately available for viewing on chairside monitors and are a great educational tool to help patients partner in treatment planning. In addition, we can electronically transmit the pictures to specialists and insurance companies and easily store them for future reference.
During your checkup, we'll use a tiny, hand-held camera to take pictures inside your mouth, then transmit the images to a chairside monitor. Dr. Makram will explain his findings and partner with you to determine treatment.
In the past, if you needed a decayed or broken tooth repaired with a dental crown, most dental offices would have to take an impression of the tooth and send it off to an outside lab to actually fabricate the restoration. As you can imagine, this added quite a lot of time to the procedure. With Dr. Makram, however, he brings the lab to you! CEREC technology allows him and our team to scan your tooth, design your crown, mill it in the dental office, and place it into your mouth all in an hour or so. There are no messy impressions or unreliable temporaries. You simply walk in, and you’ll leave with a completely revitalized tooth!
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, and it offers a faster and less invasive way to treat gum disease. Instead of opening up the gum tissue so tartar and bacteria can be scraped away, this laser is able to painlessly clean periodontal pockets (small spaces located between the teeth and gums)and help the blood in the area clot so the gums are able to heal quickly and firmly reattach to the teeth. There are no incisions or sutures necessary with this treatment, making it very easy for a patient to remain comfortable while in the chair.
Dr. Makram uses comfortable air abrasion instead of a dental drill to remove small amounts of decay and prepare teeth for restoration. Air abrasion sprays a stream of compressed air and tiny silica particles to gently clean tooth surfaces of unwanted material. This is so gentle that most patients don't require anesthetic, which means no shot!
Our entire staff adheres to stringent sterilization techniques. We sterilize reusable instruments after each use, disinfect treatment rooms between patients, and use disposable products whenever possible. Each member of our team wears disposable gloves during exams and treatments.
Our treatment rooms feature TVs and headphones so you can enjoy your favorite television program, watch a video, or listen to your choice of music on our XM satellite radio system.