Modern Dental Treatments in Westwood, KS
At Sullivan Family Dental, we understand that the success of our dental treatments relies heavily on the dental technology used for diagnosis and treatment planning. We place a heavy emphasis on continuing education and incorporation the latest techniques and dental technology into our practice. Our goal is to provide you with modern, comprehensive dental care that tailors to your unique smile needs. Call to schedule your visit with our professional dental team in Westwood today!
Ask us about our dental technology!
Problems with bite alignment can cause facial pain, unnecessary damage to your teeth, and make simple tasks like eating and speaking more difficult. Our Tekscan digital occlusal analysis technology is used to assess your bite force, location, and timing. Once we've determined the problem areas, we can create a customized treatment plan that helps alleviate pain and restore your quality of life.
Our iTero scanning unit is a useful diagnostic tool when planning treatments and serves as an alternate scanner to X-rays. With this wandlike device, we can efficiently create helpful 3D simulations to develop more precise plans, particularly with Invisalign, and more easily keep track of wear and recession. Better still, there's no extra cost for you when it comes to using it.
CEREC® Dental Crowns
CEREC is short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, meaning that we can perform all steps of the crown placement in office, rather than referring you to another practice or using an off-site lab. CEREC technology allows us to fabricate and place your dental crown in one single visit. First, we will take images of your mouth and create a digital model of your crown. Next, our CEREC milling machine will create your custom crown and it will be ready for placement. We'll inspect the fit to ensure your bite is still comfortable, then the crown will be permanently attached to your natural tooth.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
Dental crowns are used to completely cover the visible portion of your tooth when its structure has been compromised. If you've ever had a dental crown placed, it likely took several appointments and temporary crowns before your customized restoration was ready. With CEREC dental crowns, we're able to eliminate extensive wait times and provide you with a crown that is more natural looking than ever before.
WatchPAT Take-Home Sleep Study
If you're concerned that you have sleep apnea, we can administer a WatchPAT take-home sleep study. WatchPAT is an easy-to-use, clinically validated sleep evaluation that you wear like a normal wristwatch. After you've completed the study, we will have a certified medical professional read the results to then provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendations.