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Revolutionizing Dentistry with Technology

May 24th, 2014

cerecbluecam1Got a broken tooth? No problem! Your well-trained dentist has a covered. But what exactly is the process of getting the tooth fixed? Traditionally, to repair the tooth, the dentist need to make a model of the tooth and the surrounding area using mold and an impression of your mouth would need to be taken down to a dental laboratory to make a crown. The dentist will make a temporary crown until the permanent crown comes in after a week or two. This is a pretty reliable procedure to go by, but what if technology says that we can do better?

In the last couple of years, there has been an increasing number of dentists that have looked into quicker means to get the job down. Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies have recently come into the picture, making the process of receiving a crown a one time visit. Dentists implement the intra-oral camera, which takes a digital scan of the mouth. Based on the position, size and shape of the tooth that is in need of affix, the computer software gives suggests of dimensions that would be ideal for the crown. The information that the computer gathers is sent to a machine that is then able to carve the crown out of a ceramic block. And get this: this entire process takes less than two hours. Other than crowns, dentists have been looking into using digital radiography or X-rays, which allows dentists to take clear images of the oral cavity with significantly less amounts of radiation. Fixing and adjusting dentures can also be a time sucker during appointments, but new computer design now offer the convenient of recording a permanent digital model of dentures which can be easily duplicated of the original denture has been accidentally thrown away with last night’s trash. At the Wellesley Dental Group, we use state-of-the-art technology to better cater to our patients. We use CEREC, which is a computer-aided restoration device that allows us to create crowns for you within a single visit. Along with the CEREC, Wellesley Dental Group also uses intraoral cameras to provide an in-depth visual of the oral cavity. Laser Dentistry has been a great way for us to go through a procedure without the pain and the pressure! This technology can cut through the hardest tissue in the human body without any contact. With this new technology, we hope to provide our patients with the best care possible.

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questionsContact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com

References: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/06/dentist-digital-crowns/6267717/ http://www.adajournal.com/content/137/suppl_1/7S.full.pdf http://wellesleydentalgroup.com/html/text_section.php?active_btn=5&sec_id=47&text_id=36&sub_type=drop-down

Gingival Recontouring

August 31st, 2012

Your smile is your most important social asset. However, often times people are embarrassed by their teeth, gums, or both, resulting in self confidence issues.

A common problem is unhappiness with gumlines. Whether it's from rough brushing or periodontal disease, uneven gums or "gummy" smiles are more prevalent than you may think. Fortunately, most times this is an easy fix.

Gingivoplasty is the resculpting of gum tissue into a more even gumline. First, excess gum tissue is taken off to reveal more of the tooth which is followed by the recontouring of the gums. This can be done easily and relatively painlessly with a laser. Drs. Ali & Ali are proud to offer Biolase laser dentistry to their patients. Biolase uses a combination of laser and water to provide a quick and unique cutting action that is precise and gentle.

If gum recession is a concern, a gum graft could be a solution. This will cover the exposed roots of the tooth, preventing decay and further recession.

Teeth are one of the first things people notice about you, so why not have a smile you can be confident about?

Drs. Ali & Ali are happy to answer any questions you may have about gingival recontouring or any other procedure! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Intern and Shadow Opportunities at Wellesley Dental Group

August 8th, 2012

Are you interested in dentistry or a dental student? Are you looking to get some real life experience? If so, we would love to have you! We currently have intern and shadow opportunities available at our office. Below is some information about our doctors:

Drs. Ali and Ali are both graduates from the Tufts School of Dental Medicine and are recognized leaders in cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry. In order to remain on the leading edge of dental technologies and techniques, their personal commitment includes hundreds of hours each year in advanced dental training.

Drs. Ali and Ali consistently stay up to date on the most current techniques including procedures in restorative, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), sedation, implant, and laser dentistry.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lasers In Dentistry

July 26th, 2012

It's true that many people fear the unknown, especially when it comes to dentistry. However, did you know that there is technology available that makes getting your teeth fixed a comfortable experience?

Dr. Ejaz Ali explains,

“Most of our patients don’t even know this exists, but we are always looking for ways to improve the comfort and clinical care of our patients, and thus we have invested in this advanced technology."

This revolutionary system called Waterlase MD™, from BIOLASE Technology, Inc., is a unique dental tool that pairs laser energy and water to perform numerous dental procedures less invasively. It is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in filling cavities, prepping teeth for crowns and root canals, inserting implants, and more.

To learn more about this cutting edge technology or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com!

Waterlase MD™ Laser Dentistry Now Available

January 13th, 2012

It’s a truth as old as the human race: we fear the unknown. It’s also one of the main reasons many people are still afraid of going to the dentist. They simply don’t know how comfortable an experience having their teeth fixed can be. Yes, we said comfortable!

New laser dental technology is now allowing dentists like Dr. Ejaz & Femina Ali from Wellesley Dental Group to provide care in greater comfort than ever before. “Most of our patients don’t even know this exists, but we are always looking for ways to improve the comfort and clinical care of our patients, and thus we have invested in this advanced technology," says Dr. Ejaz Ali.

The laser system, called the Waterlase MD™, from BIOLASE Technology, Inc., is a revolutionary dental tool that uses a combination of laser energy and water to perform a variety of dental procedures with fewer shots and less anesthesia. It is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in many kinds of dental work – from fixing cavities to preparing teeth for crowns and root canals, and even inserting implants.

Studies have shown that Waterlase Dentistry™ can be less traumatic than the drill. The combination of laser and water provides a quick and unique cutting action that is precise and gentle, so it preserves healthy tooth or gums around a cavity or diseased gums. “It’s an approach called minimally invasive dentistry”, says Dr. Femina Ali. “The idea is to fix the diseased part of your tooth, gums, or bone without damaging adjacent healthy tissue. Laser-assisted dentistry gives us a big advantage in providing excellent clinical care with maximum patient comfort.”

For those putting off dental work due to the fear of discomfort, visiting Wellesley Dental Group at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley, MA may mean ending this fear of dentists. “Like they say, ‘Knowledge is power’, Dr. Ejaz explains, “and the more people know about how we’re using Waterlase Dentistry, the easier it is for them to conquer their fears and let us take care of the dental work they need.”

“When it comes to treating our patients,” Dr. Femina explains, “the Waterlase MD™ is limited only by our imaginations.”

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